Healthy Farmers Market Recipes

Shrimp and Tomato Piccata
Take a trip to your local farmers market and check out all the fresh fruits and vegetables it has to offer. We've compiled a list of our favorite healthy farmers market recipes, including fruit-filled desserts, hearty vegetable side dishes, and good-for-you dinner recipes.

Orange-Simmered Pork Chops with Mango Relish

Blushing mangoes -- packed with vitamins -- join pineapple and banana peppers in one flirty summer relish. Enjoy the protein-packed dinner for just 360 calories.

Citrus-Marinated Fish Tacos

Prepare yourself: You're about to look forward to eating a healthy recipe. These spicy-cool citrus fish tacos get their street cred from farmers market ingredients: oranges, jalapenos, honey, and cucumbers.

Grilled Blackberries and Ice Cream

Never underestimate the power of vitamin-bursting blackberries. Take your carton from tart to sweet with a quick toss on the grill, then drape them over a scoop of fro-yo for your new fave patio treat.

Succotash Salad with Buttermilk-Avocado Dressing

This hearty salad is a celebration of  succotash, a corn-and-bean Southern side dish. Find the fresh corn, beans, greens, and avocado for this satisfying salad at your local farmers market.

Easy-to-make hummus offers a low-calorie option for snack time (bonus: It's gluten-free!). See how to make it in your food processor in seconds.

Best. Hummus. Ever.

Low-cal and gluten-free. Find out what this perfect hummus is made of.

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon triangles are so last summer. Turn the low-cal fruit into a sweet-as-ever salsa featuring green onions and juiced lime. Three ingredients, 13 calories, and a whole dose of deliciousness!

Green Beans and Olives

Indulge in a bowl of green bliss, and for only 67 calories per serving. Crisp beans, crunchy shallots, and savory olives -- this healthy salad has it all.

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

As if the sweet pepper shell in this hearty dinner recipe weren't healthful enough, the quinoa-spinach filling is loaded with protein and nutrients. Mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, and onion also find a home in these stuffed peppers.

Carrot and Zucchini Bars

Good-for-you carrots, zucchini, raisins, and walnuts hide underneath a mouthwatering layer of citrus cream cheese frosting in these carrot cake bars. The secret to moist and fluffy bars is to make sure the carrots are finely grated by hand.

Mile-High Turkey-Vegetable Burgers

Burgers are a great place to stash a cache of fresh veggies from the farmers market. Our turkey burger features green sweet pepper, mushrooms, cucumber, red onion, and tomato.

Raspberry Sorbet

Transform sweet, ripe raspberries into an icy-cold, healthy treat just in time for summer. Bonus: The luscious, light dessert is surprisingly easy to make!

Zucchini-Noodle Lasagna

Lighten this family favorite by swapping carb-loaded noodles with slices of green zucchini. You'll get the full-bodied flavor of the classic Italian dish with fewer carbs and calories.

Save in-season peaches for another day by learning how to freeze them. We'll walk you through peeling, cutting, and freezing peaches so you can use them year-round in recipes.

How to Freeze Peaches

Save those fresh, in-season peaches for another day. Simply follow our instructions for freezing them to enjoy year-round.

Watermelon Martinis

When the sun is bright and the air is hot, take an afternoon breather with a refreshing martini. Fresh farmers market watermelon, a splash of liquor, and a hint of lime juice make this 150-calorie libation the perfect summer drink.

Roasted Radishes with Chive Vinaigrette

Roasting fresh-from-the-farm radishes brings a mellow sweetness to the peppery veggies. Don't forget the homemade chive vinaigrette for a tantalizing tang.

Strawberry and Arugula Salad with Manchego Fricos

Fricos, meaning "little trifles" in Italian, are lacy wafers made from cheese that's cooked until crisp. Toss the easy-to-make wafers with fresh strawberries and arugula for a delicious, bright, and easy dinner.

French Garden Soup with Cheese Croutons

This light and lovely dish is our take on soupe au pistou -- a French broth-base soup that's loaded with fresh vegetables. Our version replaces a topping of basil pesto with breaded feta cheese croutons.

Ginger-Peach Margaritas

Take advantage of fresh peaches while you can! Enjoy the juicy fruit in a refreshing cocktail for under 200 calories. Ginger syrup provides a mild kick to the sweetness of ripe peaches.

Spice- and Honey-Roasted Carrots

Add intoxicating flavor to your farmer's market finds with exotic spices. An aromatic mix of hazelnuts and spices -- coriander, cumin, and sesame -- transforms roasted carrots into an irresistible side dish.

Smoky Grilled Vegetable Torte

Show off your farmers market goodies with an impressive vegetable torte. Boasting sweet peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, and basil, this vegetarian recipe celebrates summer in a delicious way.

Pan-Seared Pork and Fried Green Tomato Salad

We've paired fried green tomatoes with seared pork and fresh greens in this tasty summer salad. A drizzle of sweet-and-sour sauce and a crumbling of blue cheese finish this easy dish.

Cucumber Sangria

The crisp texture and refreshing flavor of cucumber make a summery addition to this sangria recipe. Mixing white wine with carbonated water keeps calories low while adding a bit of bubbly sparkle to this naturally sweet cocktail.

Sweet corn is delicious as a side, in a salad, or frozen for later. Watch as we show the best trick for how to cut corn off the cob - use a bundt pan!

How to Cut Corn Off the Cob

Corn tastes delicious as a side, in a salad, or frozen for later. Watch and learn our secret for cutting corn off the cob easily.

Five-Berry Compote with Mint and Orange Infusion

Infuse a market-fresh medley of berries and cherries with orange tea, white wine, and pomegranate juice for a nutrient-rich dessert that's perfect on warm summer days.

Butter Lettuce and Spring Pea Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Jam-packed with fresh ingredients -- peas, dill weed, endive, and butterhead lettuce -- this delicious salad is the perfect farmers market recipe. Chopped macadamia nuts add crunch, while a mustard-dill vinaigrette brings loads of sharp, tangy flavor.

Grilled Chicken with Lemon-Cucumber Relish

Let fresh cucumbers and tomatoes shine in a lemony relish that tops our easy cumin-seasoned chicken breasts. Pull it all together with a simple, slightly sweet Greek yogurt sauce for a healthy dinner recipe.

Quinoa-Nectarine Gazpacho with Crispy Spiced Tortilla Strips

Ginger beer and pineapple juice mingle with fresh fruits and veggies in this quinoa-filled soup. It offers an amazing blend of textures and flavors -- sweet from the nectarines, spicy from the jalapeno, creamy from the avocado, and crunchy from the cucumbers -- for a light and fresh summer soup.

Grilled Arugula Bruschetta

Try our fresh take on classic Italian bruschetta by switching out its usual tomato topping for an arugula-pesto version. Mozzarella cheese and garlic complement the light peppery flavor of this green.

Grilled Turkey Gyros

Go Greek! Lighten up traditional gyros with whole wheat pita rounds, grilled turkey, bright tomatoes, and a homemade cucumber-yogurt sauce. You'll get the great taste of this classic wrap without all the fat, sodium, and calories.

Roast Duck with Blackberry-Orange Sauce

Blackberries fresh from the farmers market shine in this main-dish recipe. Combine with ginger, orange, and garlic to make a sweet and spicy sauce that is a tasty complement to roast duck.

Shrimp and Tomato Piccata

Fresh farmers market finds, such as string beans and tomatoes, easily amp up a simple shrimp pasta dish. Olive oil, lemon, and capers make the bright, savory sauce that pulls the dish together.

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