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The Best Recipes for Your Fall Farmer’s Market Haul

The produce at your local farmer’s markets is the best produce you can find because it’s in season and grown locally. With a bit of planning, you can use this produce to make some of the most delicious recipes! In this blog post, we’re going to discuss some recipes that are perfect for your farmer’s market haul.

The Best Recipes for Your Farmer’s Market Haul

Pesto Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Produce: Broccoli

broccoli

Use those broccoli florets in this delicious pasta recipe. One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be enjoyed hot or cold. If your early fall temperatures tend to remain high, this pasta salad makes for a nice cool option.

Mini Apple Pies

Produce: Apples

apples

Apples are a fall staple, and apple pie is one of the first things that comes to mind when considering how to use the delectable fruit. These mini apple pies are a nice variation on the traditional pie, and they make for an easy recipe that even kids can help with.

Beet Chips

Produce: Beets

beets

Beet chips offer some fun variety in produce choices. You might be surprised by just how tasty these veggie chips actually are! If you’re looking to change up your chip and dip routine with some autumnal flavor, beet chips are delicious and hearty.

Simply thinly slice your beets, brush them with olive or vegetable oil, then pan fry or bake them in the oven until crisp. They pair well with a homemade ranch dip, too.

Quick Tip: If you’re feeling fancy, add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

Produce: Cauliflower

cauliflower

These oven-roasted cauliflower bites are the perfect appetizer or side dish for any fall party! They pair well with homemade cranberry sauce or pumpkin dip, too.

Simply chop up a head of cauliflower, drizzle with your oil of choice and a pinch of salt, then bake until they get golden crisp at the edges.

Pro Tip: Make football watch parties a bit healthier by swapping out buffalo wings for buffalo cauliflower.

Coconut and Pumpkin Empanadas

Produce: Pumpkin

pumpkin

Pumpkin is another one of those produce items inextricably linked to fall. However, this twist on the traditional pumpkin pie brings novelty and freshness to the cornerstone of autumnal desserts. This recipe delivers the sweetness of pie in a handheld baked pocket. 

Rainbow Slaw Salad

Produce: Daikon Radish

daikon-radish

Use up a ton of your produce haul with this easy recipe for a rainbow slaw salad. Not only does the bright array of vegetables look beautiful in salads or as sides, but they are packed with antioxidants that will keep you feeling healthy. Make it lighter or heavier depending on what salad dressing you decide to mix with it.

Butternut Mac & Cheese

Produce: Butternut Squash

butternut-squash

That’s right – add butternut squash to your mac & cheese for a healthy take on a comfort food favorite. Kids love this dish and don’t even realize they’re getting their veggies in, too. Young or old, this crowd-pleaser is sure to turn heads if you’re headed to a potluck soon.

What’s Your Favorite Fall Dish?

Have you gone apple picking yet this season? How about pumpkin picking? If not, what produce have you been able to find at your local farmer’s market that has inspired a recipe idea for fall. Or perhaps even a cocktail for fall?

 

Justin Hubbert

Justin began his lending career working for a Lending Tree Affiliate and Chase Bank for several years before opening Park Place Finance in Austin, Texas in 2007. With expertise in condo project approvals, working with self-employed borrowers, and Texas Cash Out loan regulations, he has originated over $110 million in Conventional, FHA, and jumbo residential loans.

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