Farmer's Market Special 2015
Heading to the farmers' market? Here's what to look for to select the tastiest produce. We list 16 farmers' market staples, their health benefits, plus some great recipes.
Prized for its dense, hearty texture and the ability to soak up flavor, this veggie can take the starring role in your next meatless meal.
Avocados are preferred for its nutty flavor and rich, buttery texture. Find healthy and tasty avocado recipes your whole family will love.
Head for your farmers’ market where growers are more likely to take a chance on lesser-known types, such as pluots, a plum and apricot hydrid.
Fresh, peak-season corn is sweet and tender, so cut it off the cob and use it in salads, salsas, pasta dishes or as a pizza topping – no precooking needed!
More than just a garnish for desserts, fresh mint is traditionally added to savory dishes in Middle Eastern, Indian and Italian cuisines.
Varieties in endless colors and patterns of tomatoes add instant visual appeal to your summer salads, sandwiches and any dishes you dream up. Discover the health benefits of this versatile fruit.
Cilantro leaves are essential in many Mexican dishes, while the earthy, citrusy spice is used prominently in Indian curries and chutneys. Find recipes here!
It may be synonymous with Italian food today, but basil was first cultivated in Africa and Asia. Here are some fresh basil recipes.
String beans, or Green Beans, are best harvested before the inner beans are fully formed, so you can serve them raw in salads or as part of a veggie platter.
Sliced plums add a stunning and delicious layer to this whole-grain spelt cake scented with cinnamon and cardamom.
Roasting bell peppers, zucchini and eggplant in the oven brings out the full depth of their sweetness in this Mediterranean dish. Succulent roasted pork tenderloin adds protein to round out the meal.
These sassy little lettuce cups are brimming with fiery radish and tangy goat cheese. Plus, they’re perfectly portable for busy weeknights on the run.
Crisp romaine is the star in our skinny version of Caesar salad – at under 200 calories, even a supermodel would dig into this!
Our tangy balsamic chicken is the ultimate quick-fix protein that offers maximum mouthwatering flavor alongside crisp beans and meaty mushrooms.
Your whole family will be cheering olé at the sight of these savory little pockets of sweet potato, black beans and gooey mozzarella.
This Ethiopian-inspired recipe combines chicken, green beans and lentils in one dish for a flavorful meal. Serve with injera (Ethiopian flatbread).
In-season plums are equally delicious in savory recipes or infused with an array of warm and sweet spices such as in this aromatic chicken dish.
Whether you mince it or use as a garnish, buy radishes with tops still attached. They are cost-effective and a two-for-one deal in terms of culinary uses.
Learn why green and purple peppers are slightly more bitter and herbal than the other colors, and red are generally the sweetest. Plus, find great recipes featuring this versatile fruit.
Sometimes called summer squash, zucchini is known for its mellow flavor when eaten raw, the natural sweetness is easily coaxed out by roasting or grilling.
Beautiful cilantro flavor infuses this roasted corn and black bean salad. We suggest using canned beans, but you can also use dried if you have time.
Their bright, bold hue adds visual appeal to summer salads, but it's radishes' crisp texture and peppery bite that will keep you hooked.
Keep your husks! Here, juicy chicken breasts are stuffed with roasted peppers, cheese, corn and a cilantro salsa then baked to perfection in corn husks.
Perfectly crisp-tender green beans add crunch to this seared tuna salad with olives and tarragon mustard vinaigrette.
Shallots, rosemary and farmstand-fresh blackberries turn ordinary chicken and potatoes into a showstopper of a meal.
Aromatic soup with green peas, cool mint and fresh basil contrasts with zesty orange sautéed shrimp in this light meal.
Soba noodles tossed in a light ginger soy mixture are layered on a bed of crisp romaine for the ultimate mingling of flavors and textures.
Serve fruit warm off the grill, or grill them in advance and serve at room temperature.
Toasted curry powder is combined with yogurt, buttermilk and mayonnaise for an aromatic and creamy dressing for this curry pasta salad.
This Vietnamese-inspired sandwich layers savory chicken, quick-pickled vegetables and fragrant cilantro.
Whether you’re in a big metropolis or a tiny town, producer markets are popping up all over the country in spades. Clean Eating’s culinary travel writer Peter Agostinelli reveals our top 50. Here are America’s best local food dealers (listed by state, not rank).
Here's everything you need to know to select the ripest, sweetest strawberries! Plus, we have four great recipes.
Panzanella is a classic Tuscan salad made from juicy tomatoes and chunks of day-old bread. Grilling the tomatoes gives our version a delicious twist.
This no-cook, summer-fresh dish is inspired by the Italian Caprese salad.
Sweet corn stands out in the spicy chicken filling in these enchiladas. No Mexican-inspired meal should go without cheese, so we smother it in mozzarella.
Zucchini, spinach and radish lend layers of flavor, plus rich cottage cheese ensures this meal is as filling as
it is delicious.
Our tangy tomato jam, sweet nectarines, savory roast pork and buttery swiss cheese make for a sunny-season grilled sandwich that hits all the right notes.
Pair this protein-rich, meatless burger with a crisp lettuce leaf, cheese and a rich sauce. Even meat-lovers will enjoy this delicately flavored burger.
Sweet blackberry sauce pairs perfectly with hearty steaks and spicy black pepper. Grilled fennel makes this easy dish taste like it was made by a pro!
Refreshing gazpacho made from still-warm-from-the-sun yellow tomatoes. Serve for lunch with grilled sandwiches or as a starter to a longer evening meal.
Both the crepe batter and the luscious strawberry sauce can be made up to 24 hours in advance – simply cover and refrigerate until needed.
Beneath a creamy swirl of lemony topping is a strikingly vibrant, sweet and tart, jam-like fruit filling.
In this gorgeous, bright dish, basil is used in two ways – it's blended into a creamy garlic buttermilk sauce and also used as a garnish for extra impact.
This rich Thai curry with tofu, mushrooms, zucchini and brown rice noodles is conveniently stuffed into delicious bell peppers.
Sweet roasted peppers are drizzled with a citrus vinaigrette and just a touch of heat.
Sweet roasted peppers are drizzled with a citrus vinaigrette with just a touch of heat.
What do you get when you mix East Indian curried eggplant vindaloo with West Indian roti? You get the ultimate, flavor-packed curry all in one wrap.
These savory-sweet pancakes are perfect for any meal. Meaty turkey bacon adds a punch
of smoky flavor and protein. Serve with maple syrup on the side.
Radishes work well as sturdy scoopers for heavy dollops of rich dip – like this one, a fresh and creamy yogurt dip without the calorie overload.
This dish combines tender chicken breasts with a zest of lemon and juicy tomatoes. The green beans provide a crunchy side to this flavorful meal.
Avocado, bananas and unsweetened cocoa powder form the base of this rich pudding. For a creamier and sweeter pudding, use ripe bananas and avocados.
The juiciness of blackberries complements rich herbed yogurt and hearty barley. The Yogurt Thyme Dressing can also double as a marinade for chicken or lamb.
Fresh and sweet-tart, this Mexican inspired salad with its light, tropical and citrus flavors pairs beautifully with delicate grilled shrimp or other mild seafood. This recipe doubles as an amazing burger topper – simply omit the pasta!
We love using large green Spanish olives for this recipe, which are sometimes stuffed with pimentos – but any flavorful variety works.
Soft corn cakes topped with shrimp in a savory tomato and white wine sauce in this easy enough for a casual meal but special enough for company dish.
You’ve never had nachos like these before – finger-licking-good lobster is combined with grilled asparagus and portobello mushrooms, then topped with mozzarella and Brie cheese.
Fresh asparagus cleverly replaces the green beans in this Niçoise-style salad.
The perfect dinner for busy weeknights, this 25-minute stir fry is loaded with fresh veggies like asparagus and bursting with bright, lemony flavor.
Thinly sliced zucchini really soaks up the flavor in this stir-fry, while cayenne-dusted crispy chickpeas add just the right amount of crunch.