Fall Recipes with Ontario Produce

In Southern Ontario, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by the Greenbelt and plenty of local farms. Fresh, in-season produce is delicious, has better nutritional value, is more affordable, supports the local economy AND is more environmentally-friendly. Sign us up! Here are a few seasonal recipes to explore, inspired by some of our favourite local fruit and vegetables.

Apples: Traditional Ontario Apple Pie

You can’t go wrong with a classic apple pie – especially with Thanksgiving coming up soon! This recipe from Foodland Ontario uses Ontario Northern Spy apples, but also works well with several other varieties. It’s time for the annual apple vs. pumpkin pie debate.

Eggplant: Eggplant Parmesan Soup

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Everyone loves eggplant parmesan. This cozy fall version turns the classic dish into a soup – topped with melted and golden cheese.

Cauliflower: Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

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Cauliflower doesn’t get much better than this – trust us! This recipe combines cauliflower with onion, thyme, garlic and Parmesan cheese for the most perfect flavour profile. This recipe is a must-try and fits nicely with the cooler weather.

Squash: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger, Basil & Coconut

Yes, a second soup is on our list – it is Fall, after all! Squash soup is incredibly delicious, and actually quite easy to make. Cook up a big batch of this Thai-inspired recipe, and freeze some for those busy days when you need something comforting and pre-made.

Tomatoes: Fresh Tomato & Zucchini Tart

This recipe is simple but delicious: sweet, juicy tomatoes and fresh zucchini, all encased in a flaky pastry. It would be perfect for a light lunch or a tasty appetizer to impress guests with.

Happy cooking! Make the most of the bounties of the season, and spend some quality time in the kitchen with family or friends. We hope you enjoy!