Roasted Beet Salad with Mesclun Greens & Crumbled Chevre

Topped with a light vinaigrette and roasted pumpkin seeds, this salad is both colorful and satisfying.

Ingredients:
Roasted beets, sliced and still warm from the oven (see recipe)
2-3 cups Mesclun greens, washed and dried
½ cup crumbled chevre cheese
½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
½ cup high-quality olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 small clove garlic, crushed
Fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. To prepare vinaigrette: Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic together, seasoning with fresh ground pepper to taste.

2. To assemble the salad: Arrange Mesclun greens on a large platter and then top with beet slices. Top with roasted pumpkin seeds and crumbled chevre, then drizzle with the vinaigrette. Top with additional ground pepper to taste.

Summery Salads Recipes

The time is ripe—for just about everything! From spicy summer greens, heirloom tomatoes and crisp cucumbers to beautiful striped eggplant, Italian Tropea onions and baby Chioggia beets, this week’s box is a display of late summer splendor. Filled with a bevy of salad-ready provisions including gorgeous sheep’s milk feta cheese and housemade raspberry vinaigrette, this refreshing lineup also features a bright French Rosé, Pain au Levain bread and our signature cobbler mix to pair with plump blueberries so that you can enjoy each and every bite this box has to offer.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Baby Chioggia Beet Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Tossed with our housemade vinaigrette, this showpiece salad boasts beautiful color.

Greek Village Salad
This classic salad makes the best of summer heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers.

Treviso Radicchio Salad with Feta
This is one of those salads that hits all four flavors—bitter, salty, sweet and sour, all in one bite.

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

Tomato Fritters
A favorite throughout the Mediterranean, these delightfully-crisp nibbles are a wonderful pairing for a summer salad.

Grilled Eggplant with Lemon & Mint
Tossed with fresh mint for added brightness, this barbecued eggplant boasts a wonderfully-rich and smoky flavor.

Blueberry Cobbler
It’s hard to beat this classic summer dessert—just add vanilla ice cream!

Roasted Baby Chioggia Beet Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Tossed with our housemade vinaigrette, this showpiece salad boasts beautiful color.

Ingredients:
1 bunch baby Chioggia beets, cleaned and trimmed
4 cups water
½ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup sugar
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly shaved crosswise, fronds reserved
4 cups loosely-packed summer salad greens, washed and patted dry with a paper towel
F&L raspberry vinaigrette
¼ cup sheep’s milk feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup fresh raspberries
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Place beets in a large roasting pan and pour over water, red wine vinegar, sugar and 1 tablespoon salt. Cover with parchment and foil. Roast until just tender, they should be easily pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes. Peel beets under cool water. Cut into halves.

2. Toss the roasted beets, fennel, fennel fronds, and greens with about ½ cup of the dressing. Plate dressed greens. Season with more salt and pepper if necessary, garnish with the raspberries, feta cheese and hazelnuts and serve.

Springtime Brunch Recipes

The flavors of spring continue to delight, this week in a produce-packed brunch featuring organic breakfast sausage, eggy Challah bread and farm-fresh eggs to fry, poach or scramble as you please. Accented by Honeycrisp apple chips, Chai spice nut butter and our signature apple butter, plus an Austrian Alpine-style cheese and colorful produce including golden beets, purple sprouting broccoli, Mache greens and the first of the spring rhubarb, this breakfast is fit for the season—enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Spring Leek & Sausage Egg Scramble
Also punched up with bright spring onions, these scrambled eggs are divine.

Carrot and Apple Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing
This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw is a snap to do-ahead.

Roasted Beets with Raspberry Vinegar
Kissed with notes of raspberry and orange, these beets are truly fantastic!

Rhubarb-Thyme Jam
This sweet-and-savory spread would be delicious on toasted crostini with this week’s Alpine cheese; or, add it to your morning oatmeal for an unexpected touch!

Apple Bread Pudding
This delightful bread pudding is equally good at brunch as it is for dessert!

Baked Apples
A true classic, this beautiful dessert is lovely topped with crème fraîche.

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