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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Summering in France Recipes

Cool, classic and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh, crisp produce like green beans, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes, and accents like briny black Nicoise olives and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week honors Bastille Day with local ingredients to create your own version of the famous salad, plus summery herbs and produce, a crisp French white wine, fresh baguettes and chocolatey s’mores treats for a little something sweet. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Salade Niçoise
A classic from the esteemed Julia Child, this colorful salad can be customized to your liking.

Cauliflower Salad with Olives & Capers
A fantastic use for any extra Niçoise olives you might have this week!

Mustard-Roasted Cauliflower
Try making this elegant side dish with your favorite wholegrain mustard.

Sprouting Broccoli with Lemon Vinaigrette
This light and fresh side is accented by tart lemon juice and fresh-cracked pepper.

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Zucchini
Brushed with a herb-kissed butter mixture, these zucchini slices pair well with grilled chicken, fish or steak.

Mustard-Roasted Cauliflower

Try making this elegant side dish with your favorite wholegrain mustard.

Ingredients:
1 large head cauliflower
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon high-quality wholegrain mustard
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar or champagne vinegar
1 large shallot, minced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 425°. To prepare the vinaigrette, whisk together the shallots, mustard and white balsamic or champagne vinegar. Let the vinaigrette sit for at least 15 minutes, preferably while the cauliflower is roasting.

2. Cut cauliflower into medium-sized florets. Spread florets out evenly on a large baking sheet. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the cauliflower for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring and rotating the pan halfway.

3. Whisk the remaining tablespoon of olive oil into the vinaigrette and toss with the cauliflower as soon as it comes out of the oven. Season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve immediately.

Here’s to Summer Recipes

Cherries! Mint! Little Gem Lettuce! Yes, summer—and some of its most treasured crops—truly has arrived here in the Northwest. Accented by other seasonal favorites such as Piracicaba sprouting broccoli, purple scallions and mini green cabbage, this fresh lineup will fill you up all week long, also including multigrain bread, organic emmer farro from Winthrop’s Bluebird Grain Farm and edible flowers to add color and spice to your summer salads. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Grilled Cherry Salsa
This flavorful salsa is excellent on top of pork tenderloin, or served with grilled bread.

How-To: Cook Emmer Farro
A quick how-to guide to prepping this versatile grain.

Summer Farro Salad
Bright with summery strawberries, asparagus and snap peas, this salad is a real stunner.

Herb-Shallot Dressing
This flavor-packed vinaigrette is fantastic with both grains and greens.

Piracicaba Sprouting Broccoli Salad
This room temperature salad from The Barefoot Contessa has just the right amount of crunch!

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Honey & Lemon
Break out the barbecue for these flavorful cauliflower “steaks”!

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