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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Crop of the Week: Cantaloupe

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It’s summer and we’re enjoying all of the summer melons at the market lately.

A personal favorite: Cantaloupe

Not only is cantaloupe a guilt free sweet treat.
We love thinking of all of the health benefits it gives us as well.
Did you know…
1. It is a great source of antioxidants a & c
2. Contains anti-inflammatory properties
3. May help prevent heart disease
4. Boosts immunity
5. Is a great source of electrolyte potassium
6. Protects eye health
7. Is good for digestion
8. Restores the body’s ph levels

Stuff the center with yogurt and granola for a great breakfast or try grilling it and enjoy it after dinner. We loved Luci Morsels recipe from her blog.

Sweet + Spicy Grilled Cantaloupe

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Adobo Dragon’s Fish Ceviche with Aji Amarillo Sauce

Did you miss last week’s Cooking Demonstration?
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Market Recipe: Grilled Panzenella

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Market Recipe: Pesto Potato Salad

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Market Recipe: Grilled Romaine with Corn Salad

Grilled Romaine and Corn Salad

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Crop of the Week: Squash Blossoms

Squash_Blossom_ppmKeep your eyes out for Squash Blossoms starting to pop up around the market!

Squash blossoms are the flowers produced by any number of vines. Some common examples are zucchini, pumpkin, and other various types of squash. Although considered a vegetable in culinary circles, squash are technically a fruit. Stuff the blossoms with cheese – savory or sweet – and then bake them in the oven.

Check out this Ricotta-Stuffed Squash Blossoms featured in Bon Appetite Magazine