Citrusy Golden Beet Salad

Kissed with freshly-squeezed orange juice, cilantro and mint, this salad will brighten up any spread.

Ingredients:
8-10 baby golden beets, tops removed
1 red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon olive oil
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, packed
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, packed

Method:
1. In a large pot bring enough water to cover beets to a boil. Add in beets and allow to simmer until beets are tender enough to be pierced with a fork, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the pot and allow beets to cool completely. While running under cold water, remove the skins from the beets using a peeler. Cut beets into 2” pieces and set aside.

2. In a small bowl combine orange juice, olive oil, cumin and salt. Stir well and set aside.

3. In a large bowl add in beets, fresh mint, fresh cilantro, sliced onions and dressing and toss until everything is mixed together. Top with more fresh herbs and serve.

Flavors of Asia Recipes

Complete with toothsome Udon noodles, our spice-infused chicken broth, and an array of spring produce that includes the likes of baby bok choy, Chinese cabbage, asparagus and peas, this week’s box invites you to create your own bowlful of goodness utilizing these beautiful Asian flavors. (See this week’s recipes for suggestions for noodle bowl add-ins, then mix, match, sauté and simmer as you please!) Also included in this fresh lineup: Eggs from our heritage-breed laying hens, freshly-baked multigrain bread topped with sunflower seeds, crisp Romaine lettuce, and peppery chive blossoms from the gardens.

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Stir-Fried Spring Vegetables
Serve this colorful stir-fry with this week’s noodle bowl!

Garlic-Ginger Baby Bok Choy & Greens
Fresh ginger and fragrant garlic lend big flavor to sautéed baby bok choy and greens; add these to your noodle bowl this week!

Chive Blossom Vinegar
This punchy vinegar is fantastic incorporated into salad dressings.

Beet Salad with Chive Blossom Vinaigrette
Tossed with a light, honey-kissed vinaigrette and freshly-roasted beets, this salad sings of springtime.

Glazed Hakurei Turnips
These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

Beet Salad with Chive Blossom Vinaigrette

Tossed with a light, honey-kissed vinaigrette and freshly-roasted beets, this salad sings of springtime.

Ingredients:
1 pound spring salad greens
1 bunch baby beets, scrubbed and trimmed of greens
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Minced chive blossoms

For vinaigrette:
¾ cup olive oil
¼ cup chive blossom vinegar (see recipe)
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. To roast beets, preheat the oven to 350° and place the beets in a roasting pan and coat with oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the water to the pan and cover with foil. Roast the beets until they are tender, approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let them cool until just warm enough to handle. Use a towel to gently rub off the skin (this is much easier when they are still warm). Cut into bite-sized pieces.

2. To prepare the vinaigrette, whisk together the olive oil, chive blossom vinegar and garlic, plus sea salt and pepper to taste, in a small bowl until combined.

3. In a large salad bowl or serving tray, arrange washed salad greens, then top with beets. Drizzle with chive blossom vinaigrette, then top with crumbled cheese, chive blossoms and a few grinds of pepper.

Spring Delights Recipes

Just in time for your Easter weekend gatherings, this week’s lineup sings of spring with bright and fresh ingredients. Starring fixings for a homey, flavorful meal comprised of locally-smoked ham hocks, heirloom dried beans, and corn muffins, this delivery also includes multigrain bread, farm-fresh eggs, our handcrafted chicken stock and an array of fresh produce from the garden—baby golden beets to fragrant garlic and French fingerling potatoes to collard greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Smoked Ham Hocks with Braised Collard Greens & Beans
This recipe yields a flavorful and comforting dish that combines the smoky richness of ham hocks with the earthy flavors of collard greens and beans.

Roasted Baby Golden Beets with Goat Cheese and Honey Balsamic Glaze
This side dish is bright, fresh and bursting with flavor!

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Chive Butter
A lovely side to this week’s suggested main dish.

Honey Glazed Carrots with Thyme
A quick and easy way to enjoy spring carrots.

Charred Spring Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on toasted bread.

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