Make the most of in-season fruits and vegetables with these satisfying, low-cost recipes
Farmer’s markets are bursting with fresh produce in the fall, and the slight chill in the air that the season brings makes
being in the kitchen more appealing. Use the season’s bounty to make these delicious, easy recipes.
Cost per serving: $1.03
Shake up your normal greens routine with this crunchy, sweet and salty salad that uses two all-stars of the farmer’s market: fennel and apples. If the recipe makes more than you can eat in one meal, reserve some of the dressing and chopped vegetables and toss it just before eating the next day.
See recipe: Fennel-Apple Salad
Cost per serving: $1.70
Apples are good for more than desserts and eating out of hand. They add crunch and a slight sweetness to this sandwich that kids and adults alike will love. It's great with rye bread, too.
See recipe: Grilled Turkey, Cheddar and Apple Sandwiches
Cost per serving: 71¢
If you’ve never tried parsnips before, this soup is a terrific way to start. Mixed with sweet potato, which is also in season, you’ll get the full benefit of their sweet, mild taste.
See recipe: Creamy Ginger-Parsnip Soup
Cost per serving: $1.12
Dinner shouldn’t get all the fun. Punch up your usual Sunday brunch with in-season pears and lightly spiced waffles. Substitute apples for the pears if you have them on hand.
See recipe: Spiced Waffles with Sauteed Pears
Cost per serving: $2.53
Cranberries are a classic autumn treat, but they almost never co-star with that all-time favorite sweet, chocolate. To speed up the process, make the pudding and the compote and serve over packaged pound cake with a little whipped cream.
See recipe: Cranberry and Chocolate Trifle