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10 Clean-Eating Recipes Using Fresh Farmers Market Ingredients

Clean eating is a smart way to eat all year long. But it's a straight-up no-brainer when farmers markets are hitting peak summer-time freshness. These clean-eating recipes combine simple preparation with fresh, whole ingredients that are hitting your local farm stands and farmers markets now.

1. Pork Chops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

Grilled seasoned pork chops are topped with a fresh nectarine salsa with tomatoes, onion, fresh cilantro, and peppers. "Loved the flavors of this salsa," says Jennifer B. "It is so light and fresh and summery."

Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

Photo by Unruly Bliss

2. Chicken, Zucchini, and Artichoke Salad

Chicken breasts, zucchini, artichoke hearts, and garbanzo beans get it done here deliciously. "I made up this salad because our garden is simply overflowing with zucchini," says homecookingtheworldover.

Zucchini and Artichoke Salad

Zucchini and Artichoke Salad | Photo by naples34102

3. Grilled Tilapia with Orange Salsa

Top grilled tilapia with a slightly spicy salsa starring fresh oranges, jalapeno peppers, and green onions.

Grilled Tilapia with Orange Salsa

Photo by lutzflcat

4. Ratatouille

"This terrific dish is loaded with succulent Mediterranean vegetables," says Lynette, including zucchini, onion, eggplant, bell peppers, and tomatoes.

5. Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs

"This is excellent served with pita bread, a garlicky tzatziki, and a Greek salad," says Dolce Cuoco.

Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs

Photo by CookinBug

6. Dijon Pork with Apples and Cabbage

Charred red cabbage and apples add crunchy counterpoint to roasted pork, and "a honey-mustard marinade gives tangy-sweet punch," says Molly Gilbert.

Dijon Pork with Apples and Cabbage

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

7. Cauliflower Rice and Beans Fajita Bowls

Riced cauliflower, red bell peppers, onions, and garlic mix it up with pinto beans, pepitas, green onions, and fresh cilantro. "Serve bowls topped with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream," says Julie Hubert.

Cauliflower Rice and Beans Fajita Bowls

Photo by Julie Hubert

8. Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

"Spicy grilled fish are cooled down with a fresh crunchy veggie salsa featuring fresh corn," says LouiseCol. "Your guests will swim back for seconds!"

Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

Photo by SunnyByrd

9. Sorghum Buddha Bowl

"Sorghum grains, roasted vegetables, black beans, and a tangy miso dressing make up a filling meal in a bowl," says Buckwheat Queen.

Sorghum Buddha Bowl

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

10. Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Plum Sauce

Roast pork tenderloin dish is delicious with any stone fruit. Here it combines with firm, fresh plums, along with thyme sprigs, red onions, and shallots.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Plum Sauce

Photo by lutzflcat

Check out our collection of Clean Eating Recipes. And for even more seasonal recipe inspiration, explore our Summer Recipes, including summer salads, fruits and veggies, side dishes, main dishes, and more.


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