12 Great Clean-Eating Recipes for All Your Farmers Market Finds

Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad
Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad. Photo: France C

Clean eating is a smart way to eat all year long. But it's a straight-up no-brainer when farmers market stalls are piled high with vegetables and fruits at 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.

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Pork Chops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa

Grilled 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."

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Cauliflower Rice and Beans Fajita Bowls

Cauliflower Rice and Beans Fajita Bowls
Photo by Julie Hubert.

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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Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs

chicken shish kebabs with vegetables
Victor Protasio

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

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zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant on a white plate
Hannah T

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

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Greek Chicken and Potato Bowl

Greek Chicken & Potato Bowl
Greek Chicken & Potato Bowl. Chef John

With this recipe, Chef John revisits two great recipes — his Big Fat Greek Salad recipe and his Greek chicken and potatoes recipe — to create this new bowl version. You'll toss together cubed cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, chicken, potatoes, with a quick vinaigrette and serve on top of a bowl of fresh greens.

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Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

two fish tacos garnished with roasted corn, tomatoes, and avocado

"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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Chicken, Zucchini, and Artichoke Salad

Zucchini Artichoke Summer 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.

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Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

These vegetarian quesadillas are made with whole wheat tortillas and make the most of simple, fresh ingredients found at your local farmers market like red bell pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and mushrooms. "These quesadillas make great appetizers or a quick and healthy meal," says Jennifer Baker.

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Sorghum Buddha Bowl

Sorghum Buddha Bowl with a glass of wine
Buckwheat Queen

"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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Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad

Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad
Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad. France C

Grilled chicken breasts combine with asparagus, corn, tomatoes, and romaine lettuce in this healthy main-dish salad. You'll dress it up with a simple white wine vinegar, minced garlic, mustard, paprika, and olive oil vinaigrette.

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Plum Sauce

Closeup of sliced pork tenderloin garnished with plum slices and a sprig of fresh thyme served on a white plate

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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Dijon Pork with Apples and Cabbage

Sheet pan of Dijon Pork with Apples and Cabbage
Allrecipes Magazine

Here's a great recipe for when the farmers market begins to transition to fall produce. 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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More Clean Eating Recipes

882280_Grilled Chicken Taco Salad_223029_Photo by Stirring Up Trouble
Grilled Chicken Taco Salad | Photo by Stirring Up Trouble.

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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