Do you ever come home from the farmers market with a bag full of beautiful, fresh seasonal produce and then scramble to figure how you’re going to eat it all before it spoils? We are so guilty of that! We were tired of letting our basil wilt and blueberries shrivel, so we took it upon ourselves to search the web high and low to find some of the tastiest farmers market recipes that make the most of your fresh seasonal produce
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake
image and recipe via Sally’s Baking Addiction
Every recipe Sally posts on her blockbuster blog looks almost too pretty to eat – almost. This Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake is no exception and it’s a nice change of pace from blueberry muffins, scones or pie that are so common this time of year. Not that we’d complain if someone made us some blueberry scones right about now!
Strawberry Cherry Smoothie
image and recipe via Natasha’s Kitchen
We are always game for a good smoothie – especially this Strawberry-Cherry Smoothie – on a hot, humid summer day! This farmers market recipe uses strawberries and cherries which are both so plentiful this time of year.
Pasta Carbonara with Leeks and Lemons
image and recipe via Alexandra Cooks
Now that we’ve tempted your sweet tooth, here’s a little something for your savory side. Leeks are like the softer, gentle version of onions and they practically melt into this pasta carbonara recipe. A little lemon juice brightens up the whole dish and did we mention there’s bacon in here too?
Grilled Corn, Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza
image and recipe via The Kitchn
If you haven’t ventured into making homemade pizza on the grill, please do so immediately! It’s a game changer and this awesome recipe from The Kitchn uses fresh tomatoes, sweet corn and basil – all of which are overflowing at the farmers market this time of year. It doesn’t get much more summer-y than that!
Carrot and Apple Slaw
image and recipe via Real Housemom’s
This cool, crunchy slaw is a great way to make use of carrots and local, small-batch honey from the farmers market and it’s perfectly refreshing in the hot summer weather.