Do you have a farmer’s market near you? It’s a great place to stock up on fresh veggies straight from the farmer’s field. And just about any dish tastes better when you use the freshest ingredients possible. Let’s take a look at some healthy, nutritious, and delicious recipes that you can make using ingredients from your local farmer’s market.
Charred Okra Potato Salad
Few things say “summer” like potato salad. And this updated take on a classic is simply delicious. Using ingredients like scallions, thyme, and potatoes that you can find at your farmer’s market, this simple dish is sure to be a hit on your dinner table or at your next cookout. Check out the recipe on Southern Living here.
Chicken and Vegetable Sauté
Want a quick, nutritious, and tasty dinner option? Want it made with fresh ingredients that you got from the farmer’s market? Look no further than this chicken and vegetable sauté. Pick up broccoli, carrots, red onion, and lemon from the farmer’s market, and you’re halfway there. The whole recipe comes together in a half-hour, so it’s perfect for those weeknight family dinners.
Pomodoro Pasta with White Beans and Olives
With farm-fresh ingredients like black olives, fresh basil, and tomatoes, this pasta dish is low-calorie and high-fiber with low sugar. It’s a filling, fresh take on pasta with the addition of beans and Pecorino cheese. Get the recipe here and try it out for your next family dinner.
Tomato and Red Onion Salad
What could be simpler than tomatoes and onions? Pick up these standards at the farmer’s market and turn it into a refreshing summer dish that the whole family will love. All you have to do is combine red onion, tomatoes, salt, and pepper with a homemade sweet-and-sour dressing. It’s a great choice as an appetizer, or you can make it in bulk for a summer cookout or family reunion. Here’s the recipe.
Take Advantage of Your Local Farmer’s Market
This summer, pick up some fresh vegetables at your local farmer’s market and try out the healthy recipes above. You’ll be glad you did.