Tomatoes! Corn! Peaches! These treasured late-summer favorites have arrived and this week’s box celebrates the trio in all their sun-ripened glory, as well as other new arrivals such as green beans, zucchini and chili peppers, plus yellow Canary melons. Kick off your meal with fried squash blossoms stuffed with our housemade ricotta cheese, then slice up some fresh multigrain bread, uncork a bottle of red wine and get to cookin’ with these summer all-stars.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Ricotta-Stuffed Fried Squash Blossoms
The ultimate summer starter, incredibly beautiful and flavorful.
Fresh Corn Salad
Crisp, crunchy and spicy, this side salad also makes for a wonderful salsa paired with tortilla chips or pita.
Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini
Brushed with a herb-kissed butter mixture, these zucchini slices pair well with grilled chicken, fish or steak.
Green Beans & Herbs
These tender-crisp beans are accented with a medley of fresh herbs and butter.
Crunchy, spicy, tangy and sweet, this salad is bursting with flavor.
4 ears sweet corn, shucked
1 red Bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 jalapeno or Anaheim pepper, seeded and diced
½ Walla Walla sweet onion, minced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Preheat grill to medium-high and grill corn, rotating every few minutes, until entire husk is slightly charred. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
2. In a large bowl, set each piece of corn stem end down and using a sharp knife, cut kernels from the cob. Add chopped peppers, onions and cilantro or parsley to bowl.
3. In a small bowl, prepare the dressing by zesting the limes into a bowl, then juicing. (You’ll need about ¼ cup lime juice for reference.) Whisk in chili powder and salt and pepper to taste. Toss dressing into corn salad to coat and check for seasoning again before serving.