Italian Summer Recipes


The Italian summer calls to mind visions of sparkling wine, homemade pasta and garden-fresh produce simply and beautifully prepared. Hence, this week’s box captures the flavors of summer by way of Italy with a colorful, rustic rigatoni pasta tossed with ripe cherry tomatoes, summer squash and creamy ricotta, plus fresh Pomodoro bread and squash blossoms for frying. Also included for this relaxed, refreshing meal: A classic Italian Moscato and lemon-almond fruit crisp topping for a summery dessert.

Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:

Ricotta-Stuffed Fried Squash Blossoms
The ultimate summer starter, incredibly beautiful and flavorful.

Rigatoni with Cherry Tomatoes, Summer Squash & Ricotta
Also tossed with green garlic and fresh herbs, this spectacular summer pasta is light and colorful.

Summer Red Wine Vinaigrette
File this one away: This versatile vinaigrette pairs beautifully with the next two recipes, as well as green or pasta salads.

Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Sweet Onion
This light side salad is excellent served for lunch, or alongside grilled protein with bread.

Fingerling Potato Salad with Radishes & Capers
A light, refreshing take on the American classic, tossed with red radish slices and fresh herbs.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Blueberry Crisp
A quick and easy dessert using plump, juicy blueberries.

this week's recipes
holiday gatherings

farm & garden notes
hi, december

photo gallery



Join our mailing list to receive updates on
workshops, special events and all the latest
happenings here at Bella Luna Farms.

You have successfully subscribed to our mail list.

Too many subscribe attempts for this email address.