Veg out for the Week of 7.10.17

A Peek Inside Next Week’s Bushel*

Photo Credit: Marie Saba

 

7/10/17 Next Week’s Large Bushel:

Blackberries (1 pint) or Peaches (1 lb avg), Carrots (1 lb avg) or Sweet Corn (2 ears), Cucumber (1 lb avg), Eggplant (1 lb avg) or Asian Long Red Beans (1/2 lb avg), Lettuce (1 head), Mixed Potatoes (1 lb avg), Okra (1 lb), Shishitos (1/2 lb avg) or Jalapenos (1/2 lb avg), Tomatoes (1 lb avg)

7/10/17 Next Week’s Medium Bushel:

Lettuce (1 head), Mangoes (2 each) or Peaches (1 lb avg), Mixed Summer Squash (1 lb avg), Beets (1 lb avg) or Red Potatoes (1 lb avg), Sweet Corn (2 ears), Tomatoes (1 lb avg)

Learning to cook seasonally can be daunting. We know that the relief that comes from not having to brave the grocery store aisles or the crowded farmers market stalls is often outweighed by the slight panic you might feel when presented with a bushel overflowing with produce.

We brought the food to your door, we want to make sure it makes it into your belly. We’ve combed our brains and our favorite recipe indexes to bring you a list of ways to use your bushel throughout the week. Stick with us and you’ll be a master at seasonal cooking in no time.

Step Away From The Stove

This week we’re celebrating ways to make your meals more Texas-heat-friendly without sacrificing flavor. We’ve compiled some of our favorite no-cook recipes here for you to get the most out of of no-heat cooking. The best part about keeping the flames at bay? Most no-heat recipes are sinfully simple but that doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious. This week we’ll go back to basics, we’re talking salads, sandwiches and even soups creatively combined to make you crave summer all year round.

Less than standard Sandwiches

Peach, Prosciutto, and Ricotta Crostini

Moroccan Carrot and Goat Cheese Sandwiches 

Get Saucy

Salsas, sauces, bruschettas, and pestos! Get our your food processor and let your imagination soar. There’s no limit to the sauces you can make and the things you can top with them. Crackers, chips, tortillas, flaky breads, cheese, melons, other veggies, spoons…

Salsa Verde

Sweet Corn Bruschetta (The recipe calls for broiled bread but you can throw this on your favorite crackers or even eat it plain!)

Zucchini Pesto Get a little crazy and put this on spiralized zucchini noodles.

Smooth it out

Eggs are great, but so is breaking up your breakfast and snack routine with delicious and refreshing smoothies.

 

Cucumber-Lime Smoothie 

Mango Avocado Lettuce Smoothie

Peach and Carrot Smoothie 

Salads – More Than Just Your Leafy Variety

Tomato Melon Salad with Fresh Herbs and Chili Salt

Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Basil and Ricotta Salata

Cherry Tomato Caprese

New Southern Summer Salad

Zoodle, Peach and Feta Salad 

Gazpacho Galore

Cold soup? That’s right, try a few gazpacho recipes on for size, you’ll find one you adore.

Watermelon and Cucumber Gazpacho

Sweet Corn Gazpacho

Chunky Tomato Gazpacho

Dessert

Raw Berry Crisp 

Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake 

 

 

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