I thoroughly enjoy spending my Saturday mornings visiting the Fishers Farmers’ Market. There are so many booths filled with healthy fruits and veggies, sweet treats, and a wide variety of other homemade goods. Did I mention they have some pretty amazing coffee and wine options too?
If you haven’t been to our farmers market yet, I highly recommend scheduling at least one Saturday morning visit into your calendar this month. Trust me, you’ll be thanking me later…
From delicious snacks to fresh sides, and sweets, this collection of quick and easy recipes will give you plenty of ideas for all your farmers market finds.
1. Tomato Basil Mozzarella Flatbread Bites
These super easy and delicious homemade flatbread bites are perfect for quick appetizers or a quick simple snack. You could even use a large naan or flatbread piece to make an entire pizza to share with the whole family!
- 2 Tsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp. Minced Garlic
- ¼ Tsp. Salt
- ¼ Tsp. Pepper
- ½ Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
- ¼ Tsp. Dried Oregano
- 1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
- Sliced Mozzarella
- Fresh Basil Leaves
- 1 Large Tomato (2 if Making a Pizza)
- Naan or Flatbread
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine the olive oil and minced garlic and brush each naan with the mixture.
- Next, top each naan with a slice of fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil leaves.
- Season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and dried oregano.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes or until mozzarella has melted and tomatoes have softened.
- Lastly, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and enjoy!
Grilled Mexican Street Corn
If you haven’t tried Mexican street corn yet, then you’re in for a flavorful surprise. This easy gluten-free side dish is charred in flavoring and smothered in a creamy street corn sauce that will soon become a family favorite.
- ½ Cup Mayo
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- ½ Tsp. Salt
- 1 Tsp. Cumin
- ½ Tsp. Lime Juice
- ½ Tsp. Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Chopped Cilantro
- ½ Lime
- ½ Cup Cotija Cheese (Crumbled)
- 4-5 Ears of Corn
- Combine the mayo, sour cream, salt, cumin, and lime juice in a small bowl. Whisk until combined and set aside until ready.
- Remove husks and silk from the corn and grill on medium heat, cooking each side for about 2 minutes. Continue rotating until the corn has a uniformed color (approximately 6-8 minutes).
- Remove the corn from the grill and heavily spread the creamy sauce over each ear of corn with a pastry brush.
- Once covered, squeeze half a lime over the corn and sprinkle with chili powder, chopped cilantro, and crumbled cotija cheese. Indulge!
Sweet Summer Corn Salad
Skip the lettuce with this fresh corn salad that’s full of bright delicious flavors. It’s the perfect summer salad that is sure to be the highlight of your next summer BBQ!
- 4 Ears of Sweet Corn (Cooked)
- 1 Diced Bell Pepper
- ½ Cup Diced Cherry Tomatoes
- ¼ Cup Fresh Chopped Basil
- ¼ Cup Feta Cheese
- ¼ Cup Diced Red Onion (Optional)
- Olive Oil/Vinaigrette Dressing (Choose Your Favorite)
- Grill, steam or boil your 4 ears of corn.
- In a large bowl, combine the corn, bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, and basil.
- Toss salad with your favorite olive oil dressing. I used Kraft’s Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette.
- Top with feta cheese and serve cold.
4-Ingredient Peach Dumplings
This yummy dessert comes together perfectly in a flash. Using only the simplest of ingredients, the sweet juicy peaches wrapped in a flaky dough will have your mouth watering for more. It’s also perfect served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- 1 Can of Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
- Fresh Peaches (Pitted, Peeled & Sliced)
- ¼ Cup Melted Butter
- 2 Tbsp. Cinnamon Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Unroll crescent rolls and roll each peach slice into the crescent roll. Place on a baking sheet.
- Drizzle the melted butter over each roll and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake 25-30 minutes until the dough is puffed, golden, and cooked through.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!
Homemade Peach Popsicles
Using just 3 ingredients (milk, yogurt, and peaches) these healthy homemade popsicles couldn’t be any easier to make. Since yogurt is the main component of these popsicles, be sure to choose a yogurt that you really enjoy the taste of. Side Note: I used peaches since I had some leftover from the peach dumplings, but you can also follow this same recipe using any fruit of choice!
- 2 Cups Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 Cup Milk
- 2 Large Peaches (Pits Removed & Diced)
- 2 Tbs. Sugar (Optional)
- Popsicle Molds
- Place your peaches in a blender or food processor and process until peaches are at a fine consistency. Taste and add optional sugar if desired.
- Combine the milk and yogurt into a small bowl.
- Spoon a few tablespoons of the yogurt mixture into the bottom of your popsicle molds.
- Add a tablespoon of the peaches over the yogurt mixture and repeat.
- Close your molds and freeze for 6 hours or overnight. Cool Off & Enjoy!
TIP: For easy removal of the popsicles, submerge the bottom of the molds into a container of warm water for a minute or two and the popsicles should slide right out. Store any leftovers in the freezer.
Amanda Merriweather has lived in Fishers for eight years with her family of six on the northwest side of the city. She is a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer who enjoys reading, blogging, crafting (her new favorite hobby is woodworking), as well as spending time with her family finding new trails, exploring new places, watching movies, and playing board games. You can find her at The Yard at Fishers District, local coffee shops and boutiques, and the Fishers library and parks with her kids. Her favorite aspect of Fishers is how family-oriented the city is, and how many family-friendly activities there are to enjoy throughout the year. Follow her on Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and on her blog.