Farmer's Market Recipes

20 Summer Farmer’s Market Recipes

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Take advantage of summer’s bounty from your farmer’s market. There’s nothing that tastes better or healthier for you than seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Here, you’ll find 20 recipes that are perfect for helping you use zucchini, peaches, watermelon, corn, okra, eggplant, cherries, blueberries, fresh greens, strawberries, tomatoes, and more.

From salads to sorbet, from salsa to desserts, you’ll find delicious and creative ways to use your summer produce. Pair fresh fruits with savory ingredients for a burst of summer flavor goodness. There is no substitute for fresh produce, and these 20 summer farmer’s market recipes will help you celebrate the season and enjoy fresh approaches to cooking with your favorite ingredients.

20 Farmer’s Market Recipes

1. Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Use up that last wedge of watermelon with this zesty salsa full of pepper, onion, cilantro, and lime. A summer explosion for your taste buds!

2. Garden Fresh Corn Salad

Garden Fresh Corn Salad by Cookie And Kate

There’s nothing better than fresh corn on the cob unless it’s this fresh corn-off-the-cob extravaganza of a salad. Bursting with garden-fresh goodness, this salad is a summer delight.

3. Ribboned Squash/Zucchini Salad

Ribboned Squash and Zucchini Salad by The Creative Bite

This gorgeous display of ribboned squash in a salad helps you use up your abundance of zucchini and yellow neck. Tomatoes, goat cheese, and a dash of balsamic make it a summer keeper.

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4. Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan by Brown Eyed Baker

This layered lasagna-style dish of eggplant, pasta sauce, and cheese does it up right. Even non-eggplant lovers can be won over with this dish!

5. Heirloom Tomatoes with Pesto

Savory Tomato Galette With Pesto And Heirloom Tomatoes by Savory Tooth

This is the perfect use for all those little heirloom tomatoes that you just couldn’t resist picking up at the farmer’s market. Make a quick dough and then layer on the colorful tomatoes and toppings and then bake.

6. Beet Salad with Arugula/Balsamic

Beet Salad With Arugula And Balsamic by Natasha’s Kitchen

Make this gorgeous salad with beets that you’ve baked, (which makes them super easy to peel), pecans, arugula, and feta. Be prepared for an incredibly savory taste.

7. Easy Fried Okra Recipe

Easy Fried Okra Recipe by Zesty Olive

Learn how to make that classic southern dish, fried okra, in your trusty cast-iron skillet. It’s easy and tasty!

8. Strawberry Fields Salad

Strawberry Fields Salad by Spicy Southern Kitchen

Fresh strawberries on a bed of fresh mixed greens with fresh summer veggies are what dream salads are made of.

9. Cantaloupe Melon Sorbet

Cantaloupe Melon Sorbet by The Kitchen McCabe

Here’s a new way to enjoy summer melons. With just 4 simple ingredients you can create this refreshing sorbet from cantaloup.

10. Crispy Roasted Garlic Radishes

Crispy Roasted Garlic Radishes by Take Two Tapas

If you love radishes then you have to try this easy roasted radish recipe. The roasting mellows out the flavor and gives you a new way to appreciate this summer staple.

11. Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad by Wholesome Yum

Sour cream replaces mayo in this creamy salad to help you use up those cucumbers. This makes a delightfully refreshing side salad to help you stay cool during the summer heat waves.

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12. Spaghetti-Fresh Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato Sauce by Feasting At Home

Put that jar of marinara back in the pantry and make this fresh tomato sauce instead. You won’t regret it. It’s so easy and the taste is divine. Just add pasta and enjoy!

13. Easy Zucchini with Parmesan

Easy Sauteed Zucchini With Parmesan by Well Plated

It couldn’t be easier to saute these zucchini slices and flavor them with a little onion and parmesan cheese. This is the perfect taste of summer!

14. Watermelon Cherry Salad

Summer Watermelon Cherry Salad With Feta by Happy Foods Tube

This bright salad is overflowing with summer farmer’s market goodness. Watermelon, cherries, corn, and feta are just a few of the luscious ingredients in this glorious salad.

15. Instant Pot Creamed Corn

Instant Pot Fresh Creamed Corn by The Spicy Apron|

Take your bounty of corn and make this creamy corn recipe with the help of your Instant Pot. In less than 15 minutes you can have this amazing fresh meal on your table ready for rave reviews!

16. Kiwi Avocado Popsicles w/Lime

Kiwi Avocado Popsicles With Lime by Sugar Salted

Make these refreshing and healthy popsicles with summer’s green fruits: kiwi and avocado.

17. Peaches-Goat Cheese-Basil Salad

Farmer’s Market Salad With Peaches, Goat Cheese And Basil by Simply Recipes

You’ll love the taste of peaches paired with greens from the farmer’s market, along with cheese, basil, tomatoes, and a divine dressing.

18. Grilled Miso-Glazed Eggplant

Grilled Miso-Glazed Japanese Eggplant by Recipe Tin Eats

Pair eggplant with miso glazes and grill it for a new and flavorful way to enjoy this summer vegetable.

19. Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash

Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips by Diethood

These yellow squash slices get a crispy bake after a seasoned panko and parmesan coating. Perfect as a summer snack, appetizer, or side dish.

20. Fresh Blueberry Crisp

Fresh Blueberry Crisp by Taste And Tell

If you have a few minutes and an abundance of blueberries, throw this easy dessert together. It’s a crowd-pleaser only made better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. A true summer delight.

Final Word

Isn’t summer wonderful? We can harvest our own vegetables and fruits, or buy them to make all of these Farmer’s Market Recipes! If you are lucky enough to have a Farmer’s Market near you that is so awesome! Let’s buy locally if we don’t have room to grow our own. May God bless this world, Linda

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  1. Linda,
    I have a recipe I would like to share; Scalloped Eggplant
    1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced
    1/4 cup melted butter
    3/4 cup cracker crumbs
    1 small onion,chopped
    2 well beaten eggs
    1 101/2 oz can cream of mushroom soup
    Cook eggplant in boiling water till tender. Drain and mash, in the small bowl add the rest of the
    ingredients. Mix well. Pour in a greased baking dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or till set. Enjoy

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