Cherry Tomato-Beet Salad

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

Ingredients:
3-4 Badger Flame golden beets
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons combined fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives and tarragon
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 Splendor Recipes

Peaches! Blueberries! Tomatoes! These treasured summer favorites are ripening in abundance as we reach August and this box celebrates them in all their glory with Washington-grown beauties from Snohomish, the Skagit Valley, Selah and more. Pain au Levain bread, locally-crafted sheep’s milk feta cheese, and a raspberry-kissed chocolate bar help accent a light and bright lineup that also includes heirloom and Sungold cherry tomatoes, English cucumbers and Little Gem lettuces; so slice up a peach, thumb through the recipes and enjoy these summer gems to the fullest.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Baked Feta with Honey
A kick of honey lends a sweet touch to the salty cheese; serve with grilled bread crostini!

Summer Peach & Heirloom Tomato Salad
Incredibly fresh and light, this colorful salad is accented by a robust heirloom tomato vinaigrette.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette
In addition to this week’s salad, this bright and robust dressing is wonderful tossed with pasta, or drizzled over steamed or grilled vegetables.

Cucumber & Melon Salad with Basil
Juicy and incredibly crisp, this salad always receives rave reviews.

Braised Purple Carrots with Feta & Fresh Mint
This gorgeous side dish is freshened up with creamy feta and fragrant mint.

Pickled Blueberries
Tart-sweet and incredibly addictive, these pickled berries are a wonderful finishing touch for salads and sandwiches (trust us: try them on grilled cheese).

No-Bake Peach Crumble
The perfect no-fuss dessert!

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette

In addition to salad greens, this bright and robust dressing is wonderful tossed with pasta salad, or drizzled over steamed or grilled vegetables.

Ingredients:
1-2 heirloom tomatoes, halved and seeded
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh parsley
½ cup olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Grill tomato halves until soft and slightly charred, beginning flesh side down, and flipping over halfway through cooking so both sides have grill marks. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2. In a food processor or blender, combine tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice and herbs and process until smooth. Check for seasoning and season liberally with salt and pepper.

3. Then, with processor running, slowly add olive oil and process until well blended. Set aside until ready to use.

Spring Mushroom Scramble

Serve this earthy scramble with a salad of spring greens to complete the meal.

Ingredients:
6-8 eggs
1 cup Cinnamon Cap mushrooms, washed and trimmed
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
½ cup milk or cream
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large skillet, heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add in the garlic and sauté until softened and tender, about 4-6 minutes. Add in mushrooms and briefly sauté until mushrooms are golden brown, then season generously with salt and pepper.

2. Meanwhile, crack eggs and break over a shallow bowl. Break yolks with a whisk or fork, then add cream and mix together vigorously. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Add eggs to skillet and stir, cooking until eggs are just set, tossing to mix with vegetables. Top with fresh parsley to serve.

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