What to make from the farmer’s market

One of our favorite things to do on Saturday mornings is work out, walk to the farmer’s market with the pup, then invite friends over for a long lunch!

We have one rule: everyone has to make a random food purchase. Then we go home and figure out what to make with it.

If you ever feel intimidated at the farmer’s market — or stuck with what to do with everything you buy, check out this video I made you. I’ll show you all the food we bought on our last trip and what we made for an easy, simple lunch with friends in less than an hour.

Recipes

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Ingredients

1 pint shishito peppers
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add peppers and a pinch of salt and cook, tossing and turning frequently until the peppers are soft and blistered. About 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

Roasted Fairytale Eggplant

Ingredients

1 pint fairytale or baby eggplant
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice eggplant in half, lengthwise. Toss with olive oil and salt and lay the eggplant flat, cut side down.
  3. Roast for 15 minutes, flip, and roast for another 15 minutes until soft. They are delicious and so tender!

Leek-Parmesan Frittata

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
4 small leeks (or onions or shallots)
8 eggs
Pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Slice leeks thinly and rinse to make sure there’s no dirt or grit between the leek layers.
  3. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add leeks and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally until soft, about 5 minutes. Add any other vegetables here if you’d like — like spinach, asparagus, peppers, tomatoes, cooked potatoes — sky’s the limit!
  4. Crack 8 eggs into a large bowl and whisk until combined. Add parmesan cheese and pepper and stir to combine.
  5. Pour egg mixture over the leeks. Stir and shake the pan until the bottom of the eggs start to set.
  6. When you can pull away the edges of the eggs with a rubber spatula, transfer the pan to the oven and broil the top until set and slightly golden brown.
  7. Remove and cover the pan handle immediately so you don’t forget and burn yourself!! Top with a sprinkle of cheese and serve. Enjoy!

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