Artichoke Leaf Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes & Basil

Using fresh tomatoes, top-notch olive oil and an authentic Grana-style cheese are key to this dish’s success.

Ingredients:
1 pound Casina Rossa Folgie di Carciofo pasta
1 pound (about 2-3) heirloom and/or Roma tomatoes, diced
¼ cup julienned basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons finely-chopped shallot
1 garlic clove, minced
Pinch red pepper flakes
Shaved Grana-style cheese, for garnish
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta to the water, stir gently and cook until al dente, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain.

2. In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, red pepper flakes, shallot and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Place the drained pasta on top of the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Stir in the basil and season with additional salt if needed. Transfer to a large serving bowl, drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with Grana-style cheese. Serve immediately.

Autumn Splendor Recipes

As we officially greet the start of fall here this week, the color-rich produce coming in from the gardens is as bright and beautiful as those first turning leaves. Featuring such favorites as Italian eggplant, broccolini, fennel and Little Gem lettuce, as well as lingering summer highlights like yellow peaches, blueberries and heirloom tomatoes, this fall-fresh lineup is also accented by pillowy focaccia bread, farm-fresh eggs, peppery edible flowers and cheery mini bouquets. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Ratatouille Toasts
A delightful spin on the classic stew, this time slathered on toasted bread as a starter!

Beet, Carrot & Pomegranate Salad
This colorful salad is perfect for fall and beyond.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roasted Sweet Onions
Roasted sweet onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.

Grilled Fennel
A wonderful side for roasted chicken or steak.

Smoky Summer Pepper & Eggplant Salsa
This smoky salsa is a wonderful boost for burgers, sausages and more.

Full of Flavor Recipes

Stacked with beautiful late-season produce—from tomatillos and heirloom tomatoes to peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, purple carrots and more—this week’s box packs in the flavor (and brings a little heat, too!). Accented by peppery edible flowers, fragrant herbs including garlic and Thai basil, as well as a fiery hot sauce crafted from lush cucumber and Bird’s Eye chiles from Seattle’s Häxan Ferments, this vibrant lineup also includes a fresh baguette, our own farm-fresh eggs, and a beautiful mix of salad greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cucumber Bird’s Eye Smash
A spicy, herbaceous cocktail crafted with this week’s fiery hot sauce.

Spicy Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with sweet corn and a pinch of cayenne pepper, these juicy tomatoes make a wonderful side salad.

Cucumber Melon Salad with Feta
A true homage to summer, this salad from The Splendid Table is cool, crisp and juicy.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Corn & Roasted Sweet Onions
Roasted sweet onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Great served with chips, or mixed into rice, this awesome salsa also makes excellent sauce for enchiladas!

Pepper, Fennel & Onion Relish
Jimmy Nardello peppers lend themselves well to this classic trio—an excellent condiment-style topping for sandwiches, scrambled eggs or even crostini!

Spicy Heirloom Tomatoes

Topped with sweet corn and a pinch of cayenne pepper, these juicy tomatoes make a wonderful salad.

Ingredients:
3-4 heirloom tomatoes
½ cup fresh corn kernels
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup fresh lime juice
Pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Cotija cheese

Method:
1. Rinse and slice tomatoes, arrange them on a plate. Take a serrated knife and run it gently down the ear of corn. Sprinkle the corn on top of the tomatoes.

2. Drizzle with a little olive oil, squeeze of citrus, top with sea salt, fresh ground pepper and a little cayenne pepper for a kick. Top with crumbled cotija cheese.

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