Farmers’ Market Recipes To Make You Salivate

Eating healthy seems always to be a goal, and with more and more farmers' markets popping up all over the country, there is no better time to get your health on and support your community. A common problem when shopping at the markets is overbuying because everything looks so colorful and delicious. Thankfully, the best way to ensure you don’t waste all that valuable food is to hunker down and do some healthy meal planning. To help you out, check out some of these favorite meal options from places like Taste of Home.

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1. Blueberry Dijon Chicken

Do not let first impressions scare you away. Many people might not think blueberries and chicken sound appetizing, but the combination makes for a truly mouthwatering experience. To make this delectable dish, you will only need about 30 minutes and the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast (6 oz. per)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup blueberry preserves
  • Minced fresh tarragon or basil

You can check out the directions for the recipe here. Additionally, if you want to make the most of your shopping spree, serve a fresh salad with dinner.

2. Farmers Market Enchiladas

Are you in the mood for something spicy and healthy? Give these healthy Farmers Market Enchiladas a try. A great vegetarian option, this dish has is a powerhouse. If you’re interested in having it for dinner tonight, you will need to set aside a little over an hour, 20-minute prep and 45 minutes of bake time. The ingredients include:

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro
  • 14 corn tortillas

If you’re interested in this recipe, check out the directions here. Additionally, consider purchasing some homemade tortilla chips and salsa to make it a meal.

3. Cherry-Almond Streusel Tart

With dinner options out of the way, why not set your talents on something sweet. The cherry-almond streusel tart is a crunchy and savory treat your family will love. The beauty is you can make this delicious dessert in under an hour — 20-minute prep and 30-minute bake. The ingredients are as follows:

  • 9-inch pastry for single-crust pie
  • 4 cups fresh pitted tart cherries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats

If this recipe sounds delicious, which it is, check out the directions here. This dessert will be an all-star in your house.

If these recipes sound like winners to you, you can check out more farmers' market options here. The summer is one of the best times of the year for making meals with fresh ingredients. Don’t limit yourself to only dinner and dessert. Keep an eye out for breakfast and lunch recipes too.

Do you know of any other farmers’ market recipes for summertime cooking? Leave a comment below and start a conversation. Have you ever tried any of the above recipes? If so, leave a comment or review below.