Local Foods Recipes
By Molly Watson, About.com Guide
Appetizers, Snacks & Treats
From homemade potato chips to popped wild rice, try these tasty and simple recipes to turn local produce into delicious, appetite-whetting treats.
- Sandwich Recipes
- All Appetizer, Snack & Treat Recipes
- More Chips & Fries & Fritters
- More Dips & Spreads
- More Delicious Pickles
Salads are the easiest way to make use of whatever produce you haul home from the farmers market.
Whether smooth and creamy, hearty and chunky, or cooling and chilled, homemade soup is a delicious, healthful way to eat seasonally.
Pasta dishes are easy ways to work more local ingredients into your diet. Local vegetables, meats, and cheeses make quick, delicious, healthful pasta dishes.
- Bean, Corn, Tomato Pasta
- Broccoli Walnut Pasta
- Fennel Pasta With Browned Garlic
- Zucchini Pasta
- All Local Foods Pastas
These side dish recipes take advantage of seasonal flavors and simple cooking methods to create delicious side dishes using local foods.
- Bourbon-Glazed Pears
- Greens With Onions, Ginger, and Pepper
- How to Grill Vegetables
- Lemon Herb Orzo
- Morels & Asparagus
- Mushroom Cream Squash
- Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
- Spicy Sauteed Okra
- Zucchini Blossom Rice Pilaf
- All Side Dishes
These main dishes use seasonal ingredients in simple but delicious combinations.
- Grilled Salmon
- Petrale Sole With Mint & Ginger
- Pork Green Chili
- Roasted Chicken With Bread Salad & Arugula
Try these luscious desserts featuring seasonal fruits, nuts, and artisan-produced chocolates, spices, and dairy products.
- Raspberry Cornmeal Cobbler
- Blackberry Honey Crisp
- Buttermilk Ice Cream
- Grapefruit Sorbet
- All Dessert Recipes
These simple, seasonal dishes are delicious for breakfast, and many of them can pull double-duty as easy dinners.
Find easy recipes to make drinks - juices, punches, and cocktails - using local foods. Fruits, vegetables, and herbs are all put to thirst-quenching use.
Homemade condiments pack a lot of punch - both in flavor and in impression. Wow family and friends with these toppings and sauces that bring new meaning to "locally made."
- Basil Pesto
- Homemade Tomato Paste (a.k.a. Tomato Confiture)
- Spicy Lemon Marmalade
- Fresh Tomato Salsa
- All Condiment Recipes
Great recipes for those simple components – like chicken broth and pie crust – that get used again and again in other recipes.