Summer Week 3: Recipes

Zucchini Pasta with Garlic Scape Pesto

Uses: Garlic scapes, zucchini
You will also need: peas, basil, garlic, walnuts, nutritional yest, olive oil, salt & pepper
Time: 10-15 minutes
Description: All things green thrown into a bowl, bringing a health twist to one of my favorite Italian recipes on earth. Serves 2-4. Gluten-free | dairy-free | sugar-free | vegan | soy-free | raw
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AlternativeNut-Free Garlic Scape Pesto

Squash Ribbons

Uses: Summer squash (yellow and/or green), cheese if you have a cheese share
You will also need: Shallot, olive oil, vinegar, pepper, basil, pines nuts, goat cheese (or crumbled/grated cheese of your choice)
Time: 15-20 minutes
Description: Sliced into thin ribbons, squashes have a light, satisfying crunch and refreshing flavor. The addition of basil, pine nuts, and a little goat cheese makes a delectable, and healthy, summer salad or side dish. Serves 4.
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Spring Beet, Carrot, Radish Salad

Uses: Beets, carrots, radishes, lettuce
You will also need: This recipe explains how to build a salad, so the following are only suggestions and can be replaced by reading the full recipe: arugula or watercress, chives, olive oil, sea salt, shaved or grated cheese
Time: 1 hour including time taken to roast beets. Roast beets ahead of time and this will only take 10 minutes.
Description: The big take home points are that you should balance your sweet, salty, spicy, savory, and sour flavors in whatever combination that you like best. Add texture differences. Go beyond lettuce! This salad is also great with absolutely no greens at all.
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Grilled Boy Choy

Uses: Bok choy, garlic scapes (in place of garlic), cheese if you are a cheese shareholder
You will also need: fresh lemon or orange juice, olive oil, fresh herbs of choice, salt and pepper, balsamic vinegar or low-sodium soy sauce, chopped pine nuts or walnuts, grated cheese
Time: 20-30 minutes
Description: Never heard of grilled baby bok choy? This is a truly unique inaugural dish for this year’s grilling season. You will wish bok choy was in season all summer to accompany your grilled fish, asparagus or sweet corn.
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Squash and Onions with Brown Sugar

Uses: Squash (yellow and/or green)
You will also need: Onion, butter, salt, pepper, brown sugar
Time: 30 minutes
Description: Sautéeing squash and onions in some butter and brown sugar brings out the natural sweetness of both vegetables. There are times for keeping squash bright and slightly crisp. This is not one of them. You want it to get soft and gooey, with onions that practically melt into the brown sugar glaze. Serves 2.
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Baked Summer Squash

Uses: Squash (green and/or yellow), cheese if you are a cheese shareholder
You will also need: Olive oil, bread crumbs, cheese (if not a cheese shareholder) salt, pepper, chopped herbs of choice
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Baked summer squash with a generous coating of breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Serves 6.
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Roasted Onion and Beet Salad

Uses: Beets
You will also need: Onions, olive oil, vinaigrette, oregano
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Description: Roasted, simple, and pleasing to the eye. Make 1/3 of this recipe to serve 4.
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Radishes with Sea Salt & Butter
Uses: Radishes
You will also need: Salt, butter
Time: 5-10 minutes
Description: Radishes with butter and salt is classically french, isn’t it? It’s not for everyone, but it's so simple and rich. The creaminess of the butter cuts the spicy edge of the radish (and a smoky fall whiskey cocktail is the perfect accompaniment).
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Roasted Radishes

Uses: Radishes
You will also need: Olive oil, salt, pepper, & dried thyme.
Description: "Roasting elevates radishes to a new plane — sweetening them, taming some of the bite, and giving a softer, fuller flavor."
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Sauteed Beets

Uses: Beets (with greens), garlic scapes (in place of garlic)
You will also need: Onion, olive oil, salt, and pepper
Description: "Fresh Beets are boiled, peeled then sauted with garlic, onion and beet greens. Enjoy as a side dish or light vegan meal with a grain on the side."
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Beet Chips

Uses: Beets
You will also need: Olive oil (optional: salt)
Time: 15-25 minutes
Description: This baked favorite is a good way to ease yourself into a love for beets.
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Beet & Onion Pickles

Uses: Beets
You will also need: Onions, salt, white vinegar, honey
Description: A bright, sweet pickle with a kick- but simple enough to serve with a variety of dishes.
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Red Roasted Carrots
Uses: carrots
You will also need: cinnamon, sea salt, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder
Time: 30 minute
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