Easy 10-Minute Recipes to Use Up Your Garden Produce

July 13, 2016

If you’re a home gardener then you know what’s coming during harvest time, and that usually means a LOT. Like most, we usually have more tomatoes and zucchini than we know what to do with and basil coming out of our ears. Do you tire of creating the same tomato (or zucchini, cucumbers, radishes, etc..) dishes? Find you simply cannot eat another zucchini fritter? Here are some simple (in 10 minutes or less) and fun recipes that will help you use up some of that preciously grown produce. All recipes were submitted to Foodista by members of our community.

Caprese-Style Stuffed Tomatoes with Balsamic Reduction
From Apples & Sparkle
We love this baked version of a caprese salad. It's easy to prep and makes a great side dish to any summer dinner party.

Caprese Skewers
These great little caprese salad skewers are great as an easy appetizer or for a fun and healthy snack for kids.

Southwestern Corn Sauce
From Loaves & Dishes
You can put this yummy sauce on anything! Chili, rice, you name it! Make a big batch and freeze it in smaller portions for future use.

Mexican Corn and Black Bean Salsa
From Loaves & Dishes
This flavorful, veggie loaded salsa is a must-have for any barbecue. We even add chopped raw zucchini.

Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Pasta
From Honestly Fitness
Kids love spiralized noodles and they'll love these "zoodles" tossed in a creamy avocado pesto. Healthy AND delicious!

Zucchini Pizza with Gruyere and Parmesan Cheese
From Mother's Cupboard
Even finicky eaters will love this easy two-cheese pizza. Grate on as much or as little zucchini as you'd like. We like it loaded up!

Watermelon and Queso Fresco Salad
From Morgan Wood
Melon and cheese make a surprisingly tasty pairing. the queso fresco cheese used in this recipe is pleasantly mild and just a bit salty, which goes wonderfully with the sweet watermelon! For a Mediterranean twist, try it with feta and mint!

Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad
From Seafield Farm
Toss avocado and cantaloupe balls with lime juice, jalapeƱo, mint, cashews and flax seed oil and you have a quick, easy, delicious salad that bursts with flavor!

Raspberry Lime Basil Gin Cocktail
From Tasty Ever After
Beware, this refreshing cocktail could get addictive! 

Basil Hummus
From The Daily Muse
Just blend a bunch of your basil leaves with chickpeas, lemon juice, a bit of water, garlic and tahini and you've got yourself one fine hummus!