7 Farmer's Market Inspired Recipes

It’s farmer’s market time, and the freshest flavors of summer are now on display. Colorful veggies, vibrant fruit, and fragrant herbs are piled high on vendor tables, waiting for you to stuff your tote full of beautiful garden-fresh bounty. A favorite weekend outing, the farmer’s market is a refreshing break from big box grocery stores, promising local harvest at peak ripeness. We’ve found 7 farmer’s market inspired recipes that’ll put your garden haul to good use –perfect for vegging out your recipes in the most delicious of ways!

  1. 1. Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Give lunch a healthy spin. This savory Mediterranean Spinach and CousCous Salad is packed with garden tomatoes, fresh spinach, crisp cucumbers drizzled with a to-die-for basil vinaigrette. The Good Cook 3-Piece High Carbon Steel Knife Set is perfect for everything from slicing through juicy tomatoes to chiffonading fresh basil.

2. Thai Ribbon Chopped Salad

This refreshing take on traditional coleslaw is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meat, burgers and hotdogs, or a lightened-up lunch. Packed with healthy goodies like rainbow carrots, red peppers, and fresh herbs, this Thai Ribbon Chopped Salad has tasty Thai flavor in every bite. The Good Cook Mandolin Grater Set saves you time on veggie prep, and makes quick work of this recipe.

3. Baked Street Fajita Nachos

Feed your face with the most brilliantly fresh ingredients in the most delicious of ways. These Baked Street Fajita Nachos are loaded with farm fresh veggies, but you’ll also get a tasty dose of gooey cheese, ground beef, and refreshing sour cream! The Good Cook 3-Piece High Carbon Steel Knife Set is perfect for slicing and dicing all your fresh veggies.

4. Zoodles with Grilled Rosemary Honey Chicken

There’s always an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and zoodles are the perfect way to use them up. This easy meal of Zoodles with Grilled Rosemary Honey Chicken is a tasty way to showcase the fresh flavors of summer. The PROfreshional Herb Mincer chops basil and other fresh herbs lickety split, and this recipe is the perfect time to give it a spin.

5. Mexican Street Cart Taco Ramen Bowl

There’s a whole lot to love about this Mexican Street Cart Taco Ramen Bowl. It’s heaped with farm fresh veggies, tossed with your favorite ramen, and coated in Mexican taco spices. Head to your local farmer’s market for ingredients and use the Good Cook 3-Piece High Carbon Steel Knife Set for all your chopping and dicing.

6. “Everything” Summer Pasta Salad

A rainbow of ripe fruits, fresh heirloom tomatoes and all the best flavors of summer get tossed into this Everything Summer Pasta Salad. Topped with creamy burrata cheese and lightly sweet white balsamic vinaigrette, this healthy and delicious salad is a summer favorite. We’re loving the Good Cook Serrated Paring knife for slicing through fresh fruit and for other small tasks.

7. Grilled Vegetable Platter

Let’s not forget to showcase the humble vegetable. This Grilled Vegetable Platter is a stunning way to serve your favorite farmer’s market finds. Tackle all your veggie cutting with the Good Cook Touch 8″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife.

BONUS! Farmer’s Market Crudites with Sweet Potato Hummus and Beet Baba Ganoush

With so many deliciously fresh recipes, here’s one more. Clean eating is easy with this colorful, crunchy, no-guilt, no-sugar veggie platter. Dip your Farmer’s Market Stash in Sweet Potato Hummus and Beet Baba Ganoush, and consider yourself a healthier being.  We love to cut all these colorful veggies with the Good Cook Touch 8″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife.

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