Brilliantly green, this mustard green pesto packs a bit of a kick and pairs beautifully with grilled fingerling potatoes!
1 bunch mustard greens, trimmed and chopped
½ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
6 cloves garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon sea salt
1½ cups extra virgin olive oil
1. Toss pecans, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds into a bowl, and cover them by 2 inches with warm water. Allow them to soak for 4 to 6 hours, drain and rinse well. (If you’re short on time, you can substitute roasted nuts and seeds.)
2. Place soaked pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and garlic into your food processor. Pulse 3 to 4 times until just combined. Toss in mustard greens and sea salt and pulse for a few seconds.
3. Turn the food processor on and slowly drizzle olive oil into the seeds and greens until it forms a smooth and uniform paste. Serve immediately or transfer to mason jars, cap with additional olive oil and refrigerate for up to a month.
Crafted from tender basil leaves, sweet pine nuts, extra-virgin olive oil, Grana-style cheese, fragrant garlic and a kiss of sea salt, classic Genovese pesto is a true taste of summer—and our weekly delivery comes complete with the ingredients to craft your own incredibly fresh version. Accompanied by imported orecchiette pasta and fresh Italian Rustica bread to pair with that glorious pesto, this summery lineup also includes farm-fresh eggs, heirloom tomatoes, a crisp rosé and beautifully ripe plums. Mangia!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Classic Basil Pesto
Toss it on pasta, stir into salad dressings, drizzle over heirloom tomatoes—the possibilities are endless with this classic sauce!
Frisée Salad with Plums & Hazelnuts
Later in the fall, this salad is equally amazing with slices of crisp apple or juicy pear.
Slow-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Slow-roasting these beautiful tomatoes concentrates their unique flavor—try these with a drizzle of pesto!
Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The bright combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.
Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Honey & Lemon
Break out the barbecue for these flavorful cauliflower “steaks”!
This delectable compote is delicious spooned over yogurt, ice cream, even waffles or pancakes!
Toss it on pasta, add it to salad dressings, drizzle over heirloom tomatoes—the possibilities are endless with this classic sauce!
4 cups fresh basil leaves (from about 3 large bunches)
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
⅓ cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
½ cup freshly grated Grana-style cheese
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1. Combine basil, pine nuts, cheese and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until paste forms, stopping often to push down any basil caught on the sides of the bowl. Then, with the motor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt, and then transfer to a small bowl.
Eat the rainbow: This week’s lineup is truly color-rich, from yellow-red Rainier cherries and pink radishes to golden German Butterball potatoes and bright Cara Cara oranges, plus a plethora of spring greens like arugula, Lacinato kale and rainbow Swiss chard, and lots of fragrant herbs. Also accompanying this brightly-hued lineup: Fairhaven Mill organic buckwheat flour, herb-kissed fromage blanc, Gruyère cheese bread and both hen’s and duck’s eggs—enjoy!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Once you perfect the technique here, start adding in and playing with your favorite fillings. (This week we suggest using some of that delicious fromage blanc!)
Grilled Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Mustard Vinaigrette
Accented with mustard vinaigrette and spicy arugula, this potato salad boasts big, bold flavor.
Kohlrabi & Radish Slaw
This crisp, zippy slaw is a wonderful accompaniment to grilled meats, or even served atop burgers.
Rainbow Swiss Chard with Lemon Citronette
A light, lemony dressing adds bright appeal to tender Swiss chard.
Rainbow Swiss Chard Gratin
Creamy with just a hint of mustard, this rustic gratin is wonderful served with this week’s Gruyère cheese bread.
Stash this bright, zippy pesto in your freezer to add to the likes of pastas, soups or even grilled or roasted vegetables.