Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roasted Sweet Onions

Roasted sweet onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.

Ingredients:
2 sweet onions, peeled and sliced into ½-inch-thick rings
2 heirloom or other summer tomatoes, chopped
2 small ears of corn, shucked, blanched and kernels removed
1 scallion, diced
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
10 basil leaves, thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange the sliced onion rings on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt, tossing to coat onions on both sides. Roast for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through until onions are brown and soft. Remove from onion, allow to cool, then roughly chop.

2. In a large bowl, add the chopped tomatoes, corn kernels and scallion. Add roasted onions and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together honey with sherry vinegar, then add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper then whisk well to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad to taste and top with basil.

Sweet Summertime Recipes

We’re soaking up each and every ounce of sunshine—and each and every piece of produce coming in from the gardens! This week’s summery box is packed with such colorful favorites as white donut peaches, mixed heirloom tomatoes, artichokes, cucumbers and more, as well as accompanying provisions like farm-fresh eggs, sea salt-kissed Pomodoro bread, golden beet greens, and fragrant garden-grown basil, dill, and sculpit, a perhaps new-to-you herb. It’s a sweet, sweet summer, indeed.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Summer Stone Fruit Salad with Raspberry-Honey Vinaigrette
This bright and lively salad is perfect for a hot summer’s day.

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

Grilled Artichokes
Cracked pepper and a subtle lemon flavor perfectly accent these beautiful grilled artichokes.

Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish on a warm day.

Slow-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Slow-roasting these beautiful tomatoes concentrates their unique flavor—try these with a drizzle of pesto!

Classic Basil Pesto
Toss it on pasta, add it to salad dressings, drizzle over heirloom tomatoes—the possibilities are endless with this classic sauce!

Cherry Tomato-Beet Salad

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

Ingredients:
3-4 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.

Summer All-Stars Recipes

Apricots! Tomatoes! Cucumbers! These late summer staples are arriving in abundance here in August and this week’s box celebrates them in all their sun-ripened glory, as well as other favorites such as summer squash, Tropea and Walla Walla onions, yellow Romano beans, rainbow Swiss Chard, fragrant herbs and fennel. Also joining these summer all-stars: Freshly-baked focaccia, basil-infused olive oil, creamy chevre from Lost Peacock Farm, fresh eggs from our heritage-breed hens and our signature cobbler crust mix to whip up something special for dessert. Long live summer!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Mediterranean Summer Salad
This classic salad makes the best of summer tomatoes and cucumbers.

Heirloom Tomato & Grilled Focaccia Bread Salad
The beauty of this summery salad is in its simplicity: Be sure to use good-quality olive oil and season generously!

Grilled Fennel
A wonderful side for grilled chicken or steak.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Yellow Romano Beans with Caramelized Tropea Onions
These beautiful beans are tossed with Italian red onions and fresh parsley.

Apricot Cobbler
It’s hard to beat this summery dessert—just add vanilla ice cream!

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