Topped with tangy goat cheese and juicy orange slices, this colorful salad is a true springtime pick-me-up.
Roasted beets, sliced and still warm from the oven
1 Cara Cara Orange
½ cup crumbled fresh chevre
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts or pecans, chopped
For the dressing:
½ cup high-quality olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
A large pinch of this week’s La Boîte spice blend
1 clove garlic, crushed
Fresh ground pepper
1. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, then toss about half of the dressing with the warm beets.
2. Using a sharp paring knife, cut the tops and bottoms off the orange. Stand the orange up and slice to remove the peel and membrane. Then, slice it crosswise into thin wheels.
3. On a serving platter, arrange the beet slices and then top with the orange slices. Drizzle with additional vinaigrette as desired, then top the salad with the crumbled chevre and toasted nuts.
Variation: This salad is also lovely served atop a bed of baby spinach greens.
With drizzly mornings, pleasant afternoons and crisp evenings, it feels as if fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than with a family-friendly feast centered around the breakfast table? Frittata-ready summer produce still abounds, from heirloom tomatoes and zucchini to eggplant and frying peppers, and this fresh lineup also includes our signature honey-citrus vinaigrette for drizzling over salads along with fresh chevre cheese; multigrain bread for morning toast; and the first of the fall apples to craft something sweet—enjoy!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Late Summer Vegetable Frittata
Packed with fingerling potatoes, frying peppers and leeks, this easy frittata boasts incredibly fresh flavor.
Baked Eggs with Heirloom Tomatoes
Juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs and a touch of cream lend rich appeal to this dish.
Kissed with fragrant cinnamon and brown sugar, these apples are a sublime brunch side.
Frisée Salad with Apples, Fresh Chevre Cheese and Hazelnuts
This salad is equally amazing with slices of juicy pear.
Stewed Romano Beans with Tomatoes
Braising the beans lends them a beautiful texture without sacrificing any of their gorgeous color!
This traditional Tuscan relish is lovely on toasted crostini.
Fire up the grill and gather family and friends round this week for a flavorful Fourth of July spread highlighted by crisp, cool summer salads. With produce ranging from sweet red peppers and rainbow cherry tomatoes to fresh fennel and juicy blueberries, this heat-beating menu also features housemade chevre and crème fraîche, a refreshing white wine from France and a light and moist lemon olive oil cake kissed with polenta. Shake up a summery cocktail, sit back and enjoy your Independence Day!
Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:
This cool beverage will be a hit with your guests.
Mint & Citrus White Wine Sangria
Sweetened with anise hyssop simple syrup, this citrus-kissed beverage is incredibly refreshing!
Fresh Herb Rub
This versatile rub is delicious on steak, chicken, fish even veggies!
These smoky charred slices are an excellent base for bruschetta, fresh cheese, or any other topping you can dream up.
Cherry Tomato Salsa with Fresh Herbs
A pico de gallo-style salsa bright in flavor and combined with lime, cilantro and mint.
Beet Salad with Fresh Chevre & Shaved Fennel
Tossed with a blood orange vinaigrette, this showpiece salad boasts beautiful color.
Escarole Salad with Radish & Spring Onion
This salad is packed with bold flavor, drizzled with a Parmesan-Dijon dressing.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Easy to prepare ahead, these fragrant potatoes are excellent served at room temperature.
Lemon Olive Oil Cake
This simple, rustic cake has a slightly-crunchy texture courtesy of polenta and is beautifully flavored by olive oil.