Niçoise Vinaigrette

Julia Child’s famous vinaigrette, crafted from lemon juice and Dijon mustard.

Ingredients:
1 lemon, zested and juiced (at least 2 tablespoons)
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon finely minced shallots
1 cup excellent olive oil

Method:
1. Combine lemon zest, juice, mustard and shallots in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisking until all ingredients are combined and dressing is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Follow the Rainbow Recipes

From red beets and verdant green broccoli to edible flowers and rainbow baby potatoes, this week’s box is awash in color! Also including tender lettuce greens, rainbow chard, crisp cucumbers and fennel, plus Pink Lady apples and lemons, this bright lineup is accented by Harmony Field’s creamy sheep’s milk cheese, an orange peel and fennel-kissed fleur de sel spice blend, Tunawerth Creamery Greek yogurt, freshly-baked Kalamata bread, and a bevy of fragrant garden-grown herbs like spearmint and green garlic, as well as eggs from our hen house flock.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Grilled Rainbow Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs
Accented with mustard vinaigrette and spicy summer greens, this potato salad boasts big, bold flavor.

Curry-Spiced Roasted Beets
This heavenly side dish is fragrant with warm spices; a must-try side dish!

Marinated Cucumber Salad
Super simple and healthy, this salad is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Baked Fennel
This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.

Green Garlic Salad Dressing
Flavor-packed ground mustard, vinegar and green garlic stalks mix beautifully in this easy vinaigrette.

Sparkling Spearmint Lemonade
This fizzy concoction is pure bliss when enjoyed on a warm afternoon.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Salad

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

Ingredients:
1 large bunch purple sprouting broccoli
¼ cup high-quality olive oil
1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lemon
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water and 2 tablespoons salt to a boil. Remove and discard the bottom third of the broccoli stems. If some stems are very thick, cut them in half lengthwise.

2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic, 1½ teaspoons salt, and the pepper. When the water comes to a full boil, add the broccolini, return to a boil, and cook over high heat for 2 minutes, until the stalks are just tender. Drain well and place in a large bowl. Pour enough dressing over the broccolini to moisten and toss well. Splash with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice, sprinkle with salt, and serve warm.

Classic Southern Potato Salad

A great side for this week’s Southern-inspired fare.

Ingredients:
6-8 medium-sized German Butterball potatoes, peeled and cubed
6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
½ cup thinly sliced green onion
¼ cup chopped sweet pickles
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 cup mayonnaise
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain; refrigerate in a large bowl until cold.

2. Add eggs, onions and pickles; toss well. Stir in mustard, celery seed and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper; mix well. Refrigerate until serving.

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