Eat Healthy and Local: Easy Farmers’ Market Plant-Based Recipes
February 15, 2019 Posted By admin
Your farmers’ market is filled with healthy and locally-sourced produce. Here are 3 farmers’ market recipes that pair perfectly with fresh produce!
Sweet watermelon. Large, ripe zucchini. Freshly shucked corn. These are just a few of our favorite plant-based dishes to create using fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets. Farmers’ markets are full of healthy and locally-sourced produce. But going to the farmers’ market without recipes and a shopping list often results in coming home with a random assortment of items.
To ensure you get the most out of what your local farmers’ market has to offer, we recommend shopping with a recipe in mind.
Here are three farmers’ market recipes that pair perfectly with fresh produce!
1. Watermelon and Spinach Salad
Watermelon and spinach salad is one of our favorite farm-to-table recipes. Fresh spinach complimented by sweet watermelon will cool you down on even the hottest days in Pembroke Pines.
To make the salad part of this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
-Four cups of baby spinach or arugula
-Two cups of cubed cantaloupe
-Two cups of cubed English cucumber
-Three cups of seedless watermelon
-Two chopped green onions
Combine the above ingredients to make the base of your salad.
Then you can prepare a light homemade dressing with rice vinegar and gingerroot to drizzle on top of your salad. If your fruit isn’t quite sweet enough, add in some honey for a sweeter salad!
2. Zucchini Fritters
Another delicious fresh foods recipe is zucchini fritters.
Zucchinis are versatile and should be a staple in any plant-based diet. Make sure to add them to your list before heading to the local farmer’s market.
Pick up these locally-sourced ingredients from the farmers’ market to get started:
Follow the linked instructions to make flat fritters from the zucchini mixture. Use olive oil to cook the fritters, making sure to use paper towels to remove any excess oil. Top with your herbs and for a delicious finish.
3. Grilled Corn Salsa
No list of farmer market recipes is complete without a grilled corn salsa to enjoy on a sunny day in your backyard or by the swimming pool.
This simple and delicious recipe only calls for a few fresh ingredients:
-Six ears of corn
-1/2 cup of red onion
-1/2 cup of cilantro
-Two red jalapenos
Brush olive oil onto your corn ears and grill for about 20 minutes. Then, cut the kernels from the cob and combine with your other fresh ingredients. Season with lime rind, lemon juice, and kosher salt for a complete dish.
Use grilled corn salsa to dip tortilla chips in or combine with black beans for a taco or quesadilla filling.
Where to Shop for Your Farmers’ Market Recipes near Pembroke Pines
Now that you have a shopping list for delicious and healthy plant-based recipes, you need to find the right farmers’ market to gather your fresh produce.
Luckily, Chapel Grove is located near countless amenities, including a few South Florida farmers’ markets.
Here are our top choices:
-Southwest Ranches Farmer’s Market — 5150 S. Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches
-Brothers Farmers Market — 4191 N. SR 7, Hollywood
-Yellow Green Farmers Market — 1940 N. 30th Road, Hollywood
There are many other great farmer’s market locations to choose from around South Florida.
With all these options, you’re bound to find all the fresh, locally-soured ingredients needed for the above recipes.
Living Your Best Life
By taking advantage of a plant-based diet and these farmers’ market recipes, you’re on your way to enjoying healthy, delicious meals at home with your family.
Enjoy preparing healthy meals of all sorts in the home of your dreams when you call Chapel Grove home. Our series of floorplans feature beautiful, spacious kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances to prepare your plant-based masterpieces. Contact us today or check out our e-brochure for more information.