Market Recipe: Caprese Salad

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A Saturday morning market trip has found itself in the weekly routine of many of our customers. Roaming from booth to booth, market-goers are able to get their weekly shopping done in one place. Before the stress of the work week begins, it is always nice to plan out a few meals and gather the ingredients from local vendors.  A few days ago, Farmer Neal from Abby Lee Farms mentioned “tomatoes are going to be fantastic this week – three new color heirlooms and two new cherry colors.”  Why not pick up some of these delicious tomatoes at the market this weekend and make a few meals out of them? Here is a recipe to get you started. 

Picking up an item at Abby Lee Farms, Fiscalini Cheese, and Maya’s Farm, Caprese Salad is a quick and easy recipe to prepare using only market ingredients (and sustainable ones)! 

SHOPPING LIST:

3 Medium Tomatoes- Find them at Abby Lee Farms

8 oz Scamorza Cheese- Find it at Fiscallini Cheese

1/2 Cup Torn Basil Leaves- Find it at Maya’s Farm

DIRECTIONS:

Slice the tomatoes and scamorza cheese

Layer tomatoes and cheese on a plate with the torn basil

Optional: Drizzle with balsamic and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste

Enjoy

Market Recipe: Roasted Potatoes

This season make holiday cooking easy and fresh with our favorite recipes of the season!  Stop by the Information Booth at the Market and pick up our shopping list and recipe cards available, then shop everything you need.

On the Menu: Roasted Potatoes, Cinnamon Roasted Squash, Savory Bread Budding, Italian Heat Apple Stuffing & Herb Glazed Turkey.

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Market Recipe: Cinnamon Roasted Squash

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Market Recipe: Pumpkin Seeds

This is the perfect weekend to pick up a pumpkin and start carving!
Stop by Saturday and enter our pumpkin carving contest.
Show us your best work and be entered to win market prizes and bragging rights.

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Take home your seeds and try one of these delicious recipes
or pick up your favorite spice blends from Carefree Spice Company or RA Seasonings for an easy and delicious season treat!

Sweet & Salted Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from ForkKnifeSwoon.com (pictured above)

Maple Pumpkin Fall Trail Mix by SlimPickinsKitchen.com

Drunken Pumpkin Seeds at SweetCDesigns.com

Classic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on TheLemonBowl.com

Market Recipe: Orzo Salad

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Keep life simple.  Cook this easy market meal at home.  Simple ingredients + freshest flavors

Shopping List:
Orzo Pasta – find it at Decio Pasta stand
Tomatoes
Radish
Onion
Lemon
Mint (Or any herbs that look enticing)
Salt – try something special from Fallen Wood
Pepper
Olive Oil

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the orzo al dente according to package directions (about 9 minutes). Drain the pasta, let cool for a couple of minutes, and toss with the olive oil.

Chop all fresh ingredients, zest lemon, and season with salt. Spice it up and grate some cheese from Fiscalini for added flavor or add sausage from Proper Beast.

ENJOY!

Pichuberry Recipe

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While these berries may look small, they boast great nutritional value.  A great source of vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin P, and the B-complex vitamins B1, B6, and B12. By eating only 3 ounces of this power fruit, you’ll meet 37 percent of your daily required vitamin A, 13 percent of your required niacin, 18 percent of your recommended vitamin C, and 39 percent of your vitamin D requirement. .

Pichuberries grow inside husks that assimilate small lanterns, as tomatillos do. Native to Peru, the Pichuberry is being grown here in Arizona.  In fact, the company is in collaboration with the University of Arizona, doing research on the crop.  Pichuberries are great in a variety of recipes from sweet to savory.  In fact, you may have already enjoyed Los Muertos Pichuberry Salsa or Iconic Cocktail’s Pichuberry mixer.

Carolina shares one of her favorite dinner recipes using this superfood.  Say hi to her Saturdays at the market and discover more recipes she’s cooking up at home.

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Belinda’s Pickle Spread

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We all love Belinda’s Pickles and this week Belinda shared a delicious and easy recipe to whip up this weekend.

1 – 8ox block of Cream Cheese
8 – Belinda’s Pickles Chopped
1 – Pickled Red Fresno Chile (from Spicy Pickle jar)
1/3 Cup – Chopped Walnuts
1/3 Cup – Chopped Green Onion

Blend ingredients until smooth, add pickle juice to help create a spreadable texture.
Let Belinda’s Pickle Spread sit overnight in the refrigerator.

Serving Suggestions: Spread it on a bagel with smoked lox, serve on tortilla rolls sliced into bite sized pieces or enjoy it with some of your favorite crackers.

Did you know Belinda’s Pickles has been a vendor at the Phoenix Public Market for 11-years!

Recipe Of The Week

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We love this recipe by Maebell’s Farmers Market Fritters

Hearty cornmeal base with finely chopped yellow squash, thinly sliced okra, green onions spices and of course, cheddar cheese. These have the perfect balance of flavor. A little smokiness from the smoked paprika, a kick from the green onions and a bit of crunch from the okra. It is everything you want in an easy Summer dish!

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This Week… Watermelon Juice

The watermelon from the market is so sweet and fresh! It’s a great salad addition, frozen snack and refreshing drink. We found this recipe for watermelon juice in anEdible Phoenix from 2009.

This week challenge yourself to making watermelon juice for the house. Add different herbs like mint or basil for extra flavor. Or try this delicious cocktail from Scaling Back Blog.

Share your favorite market recipes and we’ll post them on our blog!  We love to get inspired by different dishes.

 

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