Summer Recipes – Fresh from Your Local Farms and Harris Teeter

Summer Recipes – Fresh from Your Local Farms and Harris Teeter

Summer Squash Tart and Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We received a gift card to facilitate our review and recipes and a promotional item to thank us for our participation.

As much as I love hearty, comfort food in the fall and winter, I get almost giddy when summer comes around and the healthy, real foods are in abundance. Whether it’s having fresh salads a couple of times a week or grilling fresh vegetables, summer time is the time to get creative with your fresh, real cooking!using fresh farm produce from harris teeter

If you live in the Southeast, most likely there is a Harris Teeter grocery store in your area or you’ve at least heard of them. We are frequent shoppers of Harris Teeter for a few reasons.. it’s literally less than 2 miles from our house (which can be a budget buster if we’re not careful) which means we’ve gotten to know the staff there pretty well. They take a lot of pride in their store and I love the fact that they are committed to getting a lot of their produce from smaller farms across the states they have stores in. Whether it’s fresh, local berries or sweet melons, beautiful squash, juicy tomatoes, crisp okra or NC’s own sweet potatoes, it’s nice to know that not only are you eating fresh, you’re helping a family business thrive.

One such farm here in NC is Pope & Son Farm located in Clinton, NC.  They seemed a perfect fit for this post since the 2 recipes that I decided to create included a lot of the fresh produce that they grow – bell peppers, cucumber, zucchini, yellow squash and eggplant. If you live in NC, you can find them at 1812 Mt. Moriah Church Road, Clinton, NC 28328.

Between the fresh produce at Harris Teeter and the (very) small garden we have in our backyard, at some point we find ourselves with an abundance of summer produce. A few years ago, I came up with a great way to use the squash and zucchini that went beyond just sautéing them or making zucchini bread and thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase these delicious summer treats.

I decided to pair the Summer Squash and Zucchini Tart with fish covered in a watermelon-jalapeno salsa.. the perfect combination of sweet and a little bit spicy!

Summer Squash and Zucchini Tart Fresh Squashand Zucchini

 

Summer Squash and Zucchini Tart
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The perfect side dish for summer full of zucchini, squash, tomatoes and more!
Servings Prep Time
12 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35-40 minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35-40 minutes 40 minutes
Summer Squash and Zucchini Tart
Print Recipe
The perfect side dish for summer full of zucchini, squash, tomatoes and more!
Servings Prep Time
12 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35-40 minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 25 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35-40 minutes 40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add squash and shallots and cook, turning pieces as they start to color, 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in thyme, garlic and pepper to taste. Cool to room temperature.
    summer squash tart
  2. Heat over to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, unroll or unfold pie crust on the parchment. With a rolling pin, roll crust to a 13-inch round. Crumble half the cheese over crust to within 2 inches of edge. Arrange squash mixture, pepper strips, and tomato slices on cheese, fold edge of the crust over filling and brush crust with egg.
    summer squash tart
  3. Bake 35-40 minutes until pastry is golden. Slide tart, still on parchment, onto a wire rack. Crumble remaining cheese over top. Let cool before serving.
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Next up is a perfect salsa for either grilled chicken or fish! I highly recommend making this recipe earlier in the day to let the flavors of the fresh fruits and jalapeno mix together! I could almost eat this alone it’s so good!

Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa

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watermelon and jalapeno salsa
Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa
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The perfect addition to grilled chicken or fish! This combines fresh mango, watermelon, and jalapeno!
Servings
4 cups
Servings
4 cups
watermelon and jalapeno salsa
Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa
Print Recipe
The perfect addition to grilled chicken or fish! This combines fresh mango, watermelon, and jalapeno!
Servings
4 cups
Servings
4 cups
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until needed.
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Not everyone has a green thumb or the space to grow a garden even if they wanted to. With Harris Teeter committing to using fresh, local produce you get the same results with NO work! Take it from someone who has to (occasionally) go out and pick a few weeds, when it gets in the 90’s here in NC that alone is worth the drive!

If you haven’t checked the produce section of your local Harris Teeter out lately, hopefully these recipes will get you in there and see all the succulent bounty they have to offer!

Do you have a favorite way to use fresh, summer produce? We’d love to see your recipes – leave us a comment with the link!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We received a gift card to facilitate our review and recipes and a promotional item to thank us for our participation.
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Founder and Editor in Chief of Ten to Twenty, it's Kristen's mission to survive the teen and tween years with her sanity, raise strong and independent young ladies and help educate parents on all the changes their kids are going thru. We're in this together, right?

Kristen Daukas

Founder and Editor in Chief of Ten to Twenty, it's Kristen's mission to survive the teen and tween years with her sanity, raise strong and independent young ladies and help educate parents on all the changes their kids are going thru. We're in this together, right?

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