Market Basket Challenge: Winning Reader Recipes

We challenged readers to create a recipe based on a grab-bag of seasonal foods. See our winners' delicious results.

Market basket filled with fresh produce.
Bill Bettencourt

About the Contest

In our Market Basket Challenge story, we challenged some of our favorite cooks to create an entrée based on a grab bag of seasonal foods. We wanted to show that wildly different results are possible from common ingredients. The results: recipes as varied as the participants.

We put the same test to our readers, and the response was impressive: 107 entries. After culling through each mouth-watering recipe, running nutrition, and making sure all of our Market Basket ingredients were used in each recipe, we tested and photographed the finalists. These recipes made the top three.

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