Cranberries Make Your Farmers’ Market Bounty Bettter

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Cranberries Make Your Farmers’ Market Bounty Better by Kirsten

In 1994 there were 1, 755 farmers’ markets in the U.S. Today there are over 8,000! You won’t find fresh cranberries at a summer farmers’ market (fresh cranberries are available October through January) but what you will find are locally grown vegetables and fruits that all go marvelously well with dried or frozen cranberries and cranberry juice!
Here’s one for you: Cranberry Sesame Noodles mixed with your favorite summer vegetables like squash, green beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage — a perfect dish for potluck suppers!

Cranberry Sesame Noodles 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Soba Noodles (or spaghetti)
  • 3 cups mixed summer vegetables

Sauce:

  • ½ cup sesame tahini
  • ⅓ cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • ¼ tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. low salt soy sauce

Topping:

  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 medium scallions, sliced
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Blend all of the sauce ingredients well. Prepare the noodles according to package directions. Pour sauce over noodles. Toss in vegetables and top with cranberries, scallions, and sesame seeds. Serve warm or cold.
  2. Tip: ½ cup creamy peanut butter plus 3 Tbsp. hot water can be substituted for the sesame tahini. This is the perfect dish for summer potluck suppers.
  3. Tip: ½ cup creamy peanut butter plus 3 Tbsp. hot water can be substituted for the sesame tahini.

Nutrition Information Per Serving*: Calories 450, Calories from Fat 130, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 14g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 730mg, Total Carbohydrate 67g, Sugars 12g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Protein 17g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 4%, Iron 25% *With Zucchini

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Source: dovesandfigs.wordpress.com

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