The winning combination of warm, cozy risotto, fresh bread and crisp salad always seems to soothe both body and soul—which is especially welcome with the ‘Juneuary’ weather we’ve had of late. Cozy up with a homey risotto crafted from homemade chicken stock, spring onions and garlic scapes to pair alongside Gruyère cheese bread, a smooth Chardonnay and other fresh produce that includes crisp summer greens, cherries and favorites like rainbow Swiss chard, baby green cabbages and Shunkyo hot radishes. Eat up!
Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:
Risotto with Grilled Spring Onions & Garlic Scapes
This bright risotto showcases fragrant alliums and hearty Arborio rice—just remember to keep stirring!
Grilled Spring Onions with Lemon & Herbs
Bright yet smoky from their time on the grill, these spring onions are excellent atop risotto.
Carrot Top Pesto
This verdant pesto from Diane Morgan’s Roots would be wonderful drizzled over this week’s risotto for added brightness!
Lemon-Garlic Kale Salad
Tossed with a tart citrus dressing, this bright and fresh salad pairs beautifully with this week’s risotto.
Radish & Arugula Salad
Top this crisp combination with a garlic-lemon dressing and freshly-grated Romano cheese.
Cabbage Salad with Radish & Turnip
A bright twist on classic coleslaw!
Sautéed Turnips with Garlic Scapes
Tossed with flavorful garlic scapes, these turnip and greens are incredibly tender thanks to a quick simmer in chicken stock.