By Carl Hanson
May 15, 2017

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.

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."

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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 | Photo by naples34102

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.