Organic Recipes – 10 Recipes Made For Organic Products

Organic foods taste great and are great for you, but it can sometimes be difficult to find good recipes which are written with organic foods in mind. Too often you'll find recipes that call for a number of canned goods loaded with preservatives and no instructions given on how to substitute fresh or organic ingredients in their place.

Breakfast Burritos

Organic Breakfast Burritos


Looking for a tasty way to start the day? Here's a wonderful variation on the breakfast burritos that you'll find at many fast food restaurants.

  • 2 large free range eggs, or 3 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp. organic green onions, diced
  • ¼ c. ground pork sausage, cooked and drained
  • dash of cumin and chili powder
  • pinch sea salt (to taste)
  • ¼ c. organic salsa
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla

Pour the eggs into a buttered pan, adding the onions, cumin, chili powder, salsa, and pork sausage. Cook until the eggs are firm, and sprinkle with sea salt. Heat the tortilla in the microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time until warm and flexible; be careful not to overheat it. You can then wrap the eggs in the tortilla as you would any other burrito and enjoy your breakfast.

Mushroom and Barley Soup

Organic Mushroom and Barley Soup

A refreshing soup to accompany a meal or to serve as a wonderful appetizer.

  • ½ c. quick-cooking barley
  • 7 c. filtered water
  • ¼ oz. dried porcini mushrooms
  • ¼ c. fresh cut leeks
  • 1 tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • ¾ c. carrots, chopped
  • ½ lb. fresh shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced and with stems discarded
  • 2 tbsp. organic tomato paste
  • 2 c. broth
  • 1 ½ tsp.sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Put the barley in a large pot with 3 ½ cups of water and allow it to simmer uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes or until almost tender. Place the porcini mushrooms in ½ cup of water to soak while the barley is cooking, leaving them in the water for 20 minutes or until they have softened. Drain the barley when it has finished cooking, and drain the porcini mushrooms through a cheesecloth or dampened paper towel (reserving the liquid.) Rinse the porcini mushrooms, then chop coarsely. Slice and wash the leeks. Heat the olive oil in a clean pot over middle-high heat until hot but not quite smoking. Sautee the onions and celery, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes or until both are golden. Add the carrots, shitake mushrooms, leeks, and porcini mushrooms, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until the liquid the mushrooms give off has evaporated and the mushrooms have cooked slightly. Stir in the tomato paste, broth, barley, salt, pepper, the water that you soaked your porcinis in, and the remaining 3 cups of water. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow it to simmer (stirring occasionally) for 10 to 15 minutes or until your vegetables and barley are tender. Add additional seasonings as desired and serve hot.

Hummus Dip

Organic Hummus Dip


A refreshing dip to have with tortilla chips, the key to bringing out the flavor is making your own hummus.

  • 15 oz. of garbanzo beans
  • 1/3 c. tahini (sesame seed butter/paste)
  • ¼ c. orange or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped or 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c. unflavored yogurt
  • 2 tsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • ½ c. cucumber, diced
  • 1/3 c. thinly-sliced red radish or diced red bell pepper
  • ¼ c. crumbled feta cheese

To make your hummus, place all of the ingredients except for the yogurt, mint, cucumber, radish (or red pepper), and feta cheese into a food processor or blender. Blend the mixture until smooth, adding more orange or lemon juice if needed. Once you've made your humus, place it in a bowl or spread it onto a 6" to 8" diameter plate or platter. Mix the yogurt and the mint, spreading it on top of the humus. Sprinkle the dip with the cucumber, radish (or green pepper) and feta cheese in layers.

WholeWheat Bread

Organic WholeWheat Bread


Bread made in a bread machine is a great alternative to the store-bought variety which is filled with preservatives. Feel free to add any seasonings or fresh vegetables that you like, in order to make the flavor of your bread truly unique.

  • 2 c. stone-ground whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ to 2 tsp. bread machine yeast
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 1 tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Mix the eggs, olive oil, and lemon juice with water so that you end up with 1 ½ cups of liquid. To this you should add your wheat flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. Mix until dough has formed and there are no dry ingredients left visible. Place in your bread machine and bake on the "whole wheat" cycle.

Cheddar Biscuits

Organic Cheddar Biscuits


A wonderful addition to any meal, you can also add a small amount of garlic to the mix to make a wonderful garlic cheddar biscuit.

  • 2 c. stone-ground whole wheat flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 c. grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • ¾ c. milk

Mix the oil and the milk, then add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cheddar cheese. Make the mixture into a dough, then place it a spoonful at a time on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle a little additional cheddar cheese on each biscuit if desired, and bake at 375 F for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve hot for best flavor.

Organic Chicken Salad

Organic Chicken Salad

This wonderful chicken salad is great served cold. If you don't want to bother with making your own mayonnaise, you can use a store-bought variety.

  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 whole organic chicken, or a couple of jointed pieces
  • 3 or 4 carrots
  • 1 tsp. organic olive oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • lemon juice
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

Preheat your oven to 400 F and mix together the honey and soy sauce. Baste your chicken with this mixture, and bake until the chicken is glossy. Slice the carrots into strips, and place them in the roasting dish around the chicken. Allow it to cook for around 20 minutes longer or until the chicken is cooked completely. While the chicken is finishing cooking, mix the egg whites and lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil a drop at a time to the lemon-egg mixture and beat with a wire whisk until it begins to thicken. Once the chicken has finished roasting, roughly carve off the meat and mix the meat, celery, and roasted carrots with the mayonnaise. Eat within 72 hours.

Organic Sugar Snap Peas with Mint

Organic Sugar Snap Peas with Mint


A simple recipe that goes with most meals. You can substitute green beans for the snap peas, and add any seasonings that you desire.

  • 6 c. sugar snap peas
  • 2 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbs. fresh chopped mint
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Cook the peas in 6 quarts of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of sea salt for 2 to three minutes or until the peas are bright green in color. Drain the peas, then place them back in the pan and add the butter. Stir the peas until they are evenly coated with the butter, and add the sea salt and black pepper. Serve hot.

Organic Cheeseburgers

Organic Cheeseburgers


A classic food, re-imagined for the organic lifestyle. Feel free to add any additional seasonings or condiments to truly make this burger your own.

  • 1 lb. natural ground chuck or lean ground beef
  • 3 tbsp. onion, minced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. organic mustard
  • 4 oz. organic cheddar cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns

Condiments:

  • organic mustard
  • organic ketchup
  • dill pickles
  • sliced organic tomatoes
  • sliced red onions
  • organic leaf lettuce

Mix the ground beef, minced onions, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, and mustard in a bowl. Form this meat mixture into 4 patties, each around ½ inch thick. Season the patties with salt and pepper, then place them on the grill. Cook each burger around 3 to 5 minutes on each side, flipping once. Place a slice of cheddar cheese on each patty, allowing it to cook until melted. Toast the buns on the grill, cut side down, and place a patty on each bun. Top with your favorite condiments and enjoy.

Organic Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Organic Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream


A classic dessert, you can make this at home using an electric ice cream machine or a classic hand-crank variety.

  • 2/3 c. pure cane sugar
  • 1 c. organic milk, chilled
  • 2 c. organic whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Using a wire whisk, stir the sugar into the milk until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the whipping cream and vanilla extract, continuing to whisk it until it is well mixed. Add the mixture to the ice cream maker, freezing it according to the manufacturer's directions. Once finished, you can enjoy the soft ice cream then and there or you can transfer it to an airtight container so as to allow it to freeze for an additional several hours.

Organic Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Organic Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp


A great dessert to go with some homemade ice cream, this crisp has a great strawberry taste. Serve it hot to offset the cold of the ice cream for an additional treat.

  • 2 c. organic rhubarb, cut into small pieces
  • 2 c. sliced organic strawberries
  • 2/3 c. sugar or ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 c. stone-ground whole wheat flour
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. organic rolled oats
  • ½ c. butter

Preheat oven to 375 F. Slice the strawberries and combine them with the sugar or honey. Let this mixture stand for 20 minutes, then dissolve the corn starch in 2 tbsp. of cold water and add to the berries. Add the rhubarb, then spoon the mixture into an 8" x 8" baking dish. Combine the whole wheat flour, brown sugar, oats, and butter, then sprinkle this mixture over the fruit. Bake for 35 minutes or until crisp topping is golden.

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twilanelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

Exciting and useful Hub with fantastic organic recipes. Thank you!

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