Check out 12 delicious recipes that make the most of fresh produce
The “dirty dozen” are the fruits and vegetables to focus on when deciding what to buy organic. But what do you do once you’ve bought them? Turn them into delicious meals, snacks and desserts with these easy recipes.
This colorful, picnic-perfect salad is healthy, delicious and ready to serve in 15 minutes.
See recipe: Broccoli and Bell Pepper Salad
Celery adds color and crunch to this classic, creamy potato salad.
See recipe: New-Potato Salad
Take your love of fries to a new level with these hearty spuds. No ketchup required.
See recipe: Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges
Cost per serving: 60¢
Don’t be intimidated by crepes – they’re just thin pancakes! This dish is a great weekend breakfast treat or an elegant dessert (don’t tell anyone it’s only 251 calories per serving).
See recipe: Apple Crepes
Cost per serving: $1.64
Grapes add a touch of sweetness to this creamy, flavorful salad. Walnuts and celery give it crunch.
See recipe: Curried Chicken Salad
Cost per serving: $1.12
Nothing says “summer” like a bubbling crisp bursting with summer fruits like nectarines. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
See recipe: Nectarine-Blueberry Crisp
Cost per serving: 32¢
Perfect for a party or just for fun, these pretty, fruity cupcakes are a real crowd-pleaser. In a hurry? Sift powdered sugar over them instead of making the glaze.
See recipe: Orange-Glazed Strawberry Cupcakes
Cost per serving: $1.92
Just a few minutes on the grill transforms the peaches in this hearty salad into something extra special. Swap in organic nectarines, if you prefer them.
See recipe: Grilled Chicken, Peach and Arugula Salad
Cost per serving: 63¢
Pronounced “clah foo TEE,” this French dessert is somewhere between a pancake and a custard. It sounds fancy, but it’s easy, quick and sure to please.
See recipe: Cherry Clafouti
Cost per serving: $1.05
This simple dessert comes together quickly enough for a weeknight treat. Try it with gingersnaps instead of graham crackers for a spicy kick.
See recipe: Honey-Baked Pears
Cost per serving: $1.62
Toss together a few pantry staples and some colorful raspberries, freeze, and you have a refreshing, elegant dessert in no time.
See recipe: Raspberry Mousse with Quick Chocolate Sauce
Cost per serving: $1.81
Toasted pecans, creamy goat cheese and sweet strawberries make this spinach salad into something truly special.
See recipe: Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Pecans