Broccolini Salad with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This salad packs in the flavor!

Ingredients:
1 large bunch broccolini, trimmed of tough ends
¼ cup olives of your choice, pitted and chopped
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Cook the broccolini until just tender in salted boiling water. Drain and let cool.

2. Stir the lemon juice, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.

3. Add the broccolini to the bowl and toss with dressing. Taste and add salt as needed. Add olives, parsley and sun-dried tomatoes, toss gently.

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Packed with Produce Recipes

From peppers and tomatoes to corn and squash, this week’s box is full of fresh fall provisions! Also including such favorites as red beets, fennel, purple carrots, cucumbers and French Breakfast radishes, plus a bevy of garden greens, the autumnal splendor is rounded out by Challah bread, farm-fresh eggs, edible flowers and flaky smoked salmon, as well as mini bouquets, white chocolate-coated fruits from France and fresh kiwi berries. Enjoy!

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Cherry Tomato-Beet Salad

Topped with a mustard-balsamic dressing, this cherry tomato and roasted beet salad is incredibly flavorful.

Ingredients:
4 medium-sized beets
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons combined fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley and sculpit
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 tablespoon capers
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Trim roots and stems from beets. Pierce beets with a fork, and wrap in foil. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool; peel beets and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices.

3. Combine the herbs, shallots, capers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mustard in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine cherry tomatoes and about 5 teaspoons of the dressing; toss to coat. Divide sliced beets and dressed cherry tomatoes evenly among 6 plates. Drizzle each serving with about 3 teaspoons of the remaining dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pasta Night Recipes

In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s lineup includes fixings for a meal to share with your nearest and dearest, starting with a satisfying pasta crafted from organic Italian sausage, tender roasted Robin’s Koginut squash, crisp-edged fall greens and Cherry Valley Dairy’s creamy, herb-kissed fromage blanc, plus Gruyère cheese bread and a well-rounded French wine to serve alongside. Also inside this box: Farm-fresh eggs, beautiful orchard apples and pears and side dish-ready produce like leeks, celery and beautiful salad greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

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