Get Your Greens Recipes

We’ll say one thing for our cooler-than-usual spring: It has produced a beautiful bevy of tender greens in the garden! This week, greet summer with the best of spring’s bounty⁠—from Lacinato kale and pea shoots to baby lettuces and arugula⁠—as well as enjoy the return of some seasonal favorites now that the temps are (finally!) beginning to rise, such as locally-grown strawberries, fresh fava beans and edible flowers. Accentuated by pasta, Lummi Island wild tuna, Pain au Levain bread, sheep’s milk feta, and farm-fresh eggs and herbs, this week’s lineup is looking as bright as the upcoming weekend forecast; to summer!

Here are a few recipe ideas this week:

Garden Herb Vinaigrette
This flavor-packed vinaigrette is fantastic with both grains and greens.

Lemon-Garlic Kale Salad
Tossed with a tart citrus dressing, this bright and fresh salad pairs beautifully with a bowl of pasta!

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The bright combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Baked Feta with Honey
A kick of honey lends a sweet touch to the salty cheese; try serving it with grilled bread crostini crafted from this week’s Pain au Levain!

How-To: Fava Beans
Our quick guide for peeling and prepping fresh fava beans!

The Italian Spring Recipes

This week’s lineup combines a bevy of fresh spring produce—from bright, vibrant greens to golden beets—with the soulful flavors of Italy, also including soft, pillowy focaccia bread, smoky sun-dried tomato spread and a verdant, leaf-shaped pasta that is begging to star in pasta primavera for supper (see the enclosed recipe suggestions for that one!). Also including fun Italian-style pantry provisions such as salted capers, Piranske Soline Fior di Sale sea salt and soft amaretti cookies with chocolate, this box will transport you abroad, all without leaving your very own kitchen. Mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Pasta Primavera
This colorful pasta is incredibly versatile—feel free to add in any of your favorite spring veggies!

Fresh Chive Vinaigrette
We like to toss this vibrant, green vinaigrette with fresh spring lettuce and lots of the tender herbs—think celery leaves, mint, chervil, or parsley.

Fava Shoot Salad with Walnuts
This bright and fresh salad shines a spotlight on light, tender, succulent fava greens.

Cara Cara Orange Salad with Escarole & Fennel
This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.

Roasted Golden Beets with Balsamic Glaze
Sweet-tart balsamic glaze beautifully complements the mellow flavors of spring beets in this simple side.

Pasta Primavera

This colorful pasta is incredibly versatile—feel free to add in any of your favorite spring veggies!

Ingredients:
1 pound pasta of your choice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ pound baby carrots, trimmed of greens and sliced into coins
½ pound asparagus, ends snapped and sliced into ¼-inch-thick pieces
¾ cup freshly-shelled peas
¼ cup thinly sliced leeks, white part only
4 cups braising greens
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
⅔ cup grated Grana-style cheese
¼ cup crème fraîche or ricotta cheese, at room temperature
3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
Salted capers and Piranske Soline Fior di Sale sea salt

Method:
1. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over medium-high heat.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, asparagus, peas and leeks. Cook until vegetables are barely tender (but not too soft or mushy), 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in braising greens and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes more, until the greens are wilted. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

3. Drop pasta into boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain well and transfer pasta to the skillet. Immediately toss pasta with vegetables, grated Grana cheese, crème fraîche or ricotta and herbs. Top each serving with salted capers and a pinch of sea salt, as desired.

Pasta Night Recipes

From spicy, organic Italian sausage from Skagit River Ranch to hand-crafted rigatoni pasta, this week’s box has you prepped for a delicious Sunday supper. Also including a gorgeous bounty of produce to add to your pasta as you please—think such favorites as Lacinato kale, rainbow Swiss chard and Walla Walla sweet onions—plus Sweet Dumpling winter squash, Meyer lemons and fragrant garden herbs, this lineup is also accented by focaccia bread, chocolate amaretti cookies, double cream cheese and our own signature olive oil-polenta cake mix to complete the meal. Mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Italian Sausage Pasta with Roasted Squash & Greens
Cozy, comforting and full of flavorful squash and greens, this pasta hits all the right notes.

Garden Herb Vinaigrette
This flavor-packed vinaigrette is fantastic with both grains and greens.

Radicchio & Apple Salad with Garden Herb Vinaigrette
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this salad celebrates the classic combination of apple and radicchio.

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Meyer Lemon Citronette
A light, lemony dressing adds bright appeal to tender Swiss chard.

Lemon Olive Oil Polenta Cake
This rustic cake has a slightly-crunchy texture courtesy of polenta and is beautifully flavored by olive oil.

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