21 Spring Farmer's Market Recipes
Light and brightly flavored with fresh ginger, this Asian-inspired medley of fresh and frozen peas takes just minutes to toss together.
Recipe: Sugar Snap – Snow Pea Salad
This is a delicious partner for grilled fish. Don't forget fresh crusty bread to soak up every bit of the warm vinaigrette.
This five-ingredient recipe is simple to prepare but packs lots of savory smoky flavor.
- Recipe: Grilled Artichokes and Asparagus
Take advantage of fresh spring onions to create a delicious vegetarian supper.
- Recipe: Spring Onion Pie
Serve over fresh arugula or as an appetizer with toasted French bread baguette slices. Garnish with fresh basil.
- Recipe: Strawberry Caprese Salad
We loved the combo of crunchy snow peas, carrots, and fresh herb in Lemon Veggies and Pasta.
- Recipe: Lemon Veggies and Pasta
Freshly picked summer green beans have great texture that creates the perfect snap in each bite of this shrimp salad. Parmesan and bacon add a rich saltiness that flavors the beans and the shrimp. Serve over hot, crusty cornbread.
Recipe: Grilled Shrimp-and-Green Bean Salad
Lettuce on the grill? Enhance the flavor of grilled romaine with crunchy red onion, nutty Parmesan cheese, and our simple Buttermilk-Chive Dressing.
Look for tender, fresh baby greens and microgreens at your local farmers’ market; they should be abundant this time of year. Soaking vegetables in ice water crisps them up.
- Recipe: Spring-on-a-Plate Salads
Need a new idea for asparagus? Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, and lemon in this pesto make the veggie into a tasty coating for pasta or crostini.
Recipe: Asparagus Pesto
Wow your guests with this refreshing spring salad. The Sweet Basil Vinaigrette gives it the perfect finishing touch.
- Recipe: Spring Garden Strawberry Salad
The addition of mint and orange brightens this often-underrated legume, while bacon lends a smoky flavor.
- Recipe: Green Peas with Crispy Bacon
If you can't find frisée in your local grocery store, feel free to substitute your favorite gourmet greens mix in this hearty salad. Look for seeded melon halves in the produce department to save a little time.
For a more pungent flavor in this classic salad, use gorgonzola cheese.
- Recipe: Arugula-Pear-Blue Cheese Salad
Grilled and marinated sweet onions take this classic insalata caprese to the next level.
- Recipe: Balsamic Onion Stacks
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts rule the roost in this fast weeknight meal, topped with savory Parmesan cheese slivers.
The Panko-coated goat cheese slices lend a nice and crisp bite to this salad, which we've topped with a fruity pomegranate vinaigrette.
Ready in 20 Minutes
Line your pan with foil for easy cleanup. The dressing will keep in the fridge up to one week.
Our Farmers Market Cookbook is filled with more fresh produce recipes, divided into four chapters—Spring Recipes, Summer's Bounty, Autumn Harvest, and Winter Storehouse. The book also walks you through the farmers market experience and provides a Fresh Produce & Herb Primer with all the tips you need for selecting the best produce.