Cucumber & Snap Pea Salad

This crisp salad will cool you down on a hot summer’s day.

Ingredients:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons freshly-chopped parsley, chives and mint
1 cucumber, sliced
¾ pound snap peas, trimmed and halved
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Whisk together the yogurt, vinegar and fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Fold in the cucumber and snap peas. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Here’s to Summer

Cherries! Zucchini! Fava Beans! Yes, summer—and some of its most treasured crops—truly has arrived here in the Northwest. Accented by other seasonal favorites such as sugar snap peas, English cucumbers, radicchio and Swiss chard, plus rhubarb and Cara Cara oranges, this fresh lineup is fit for your table all week long, also including Gruyère cheese bread, housemade herbed cream cheese and edible flowers to add color and spice to your summer salads. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

How-To: Prep Fava Beans
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Fava Bean Dip
This simple, fresh dip enhances the inherent nutty flavor of fresh fava beans.

Grilled Cherry Salsa
This flavorful condiment is excellent on top of pork tenderloin, or served with grilled bread and our herbed cream cheese!

Garden Greens with Chopped Eggs
This fresh salad is a lovely use for beautiful summer greens.

Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon & Basil
This incredibly fresh side from Alice Waters’ Art of Simple Food II is seasoned with just the right amount of fragrant basil and zesty lemon.

Snap Peas with Lemon-Chili Breadcrumbs
Tossed with lemon-kissed breadcrumbs, this bright side makes beautiful use of fresh peas.

Rhubarb Chutney
This tangy condiment from Martha Stewart Living is delicious spread on toasted Gruyère cheese bread.

Spring into Summer Recipes

This week’s box pays homage to the best spring ingredients—baby beets, snap peas, ruby-red rhubarb—while looking forward to summer with the first of the local strawberries. Have fun experimenting in the kitchen with all the provisions for a seasonal, summery brunch: Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausages, golden wildflower honey and Sauk Farm honeycrisp apple cider, plus our housemade crème fraîche, creamy chevre cheese, almond fruit crisp topping, and of course, farmstead eggs to scramble, poach or fry as you please!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Sausage, Potato & Arugula Breakfast Frittata
Spicy, tender arugula brings pleasant bite to this baked dish with savory sausage and potato rounds.

Baked Eggs with Crème Fraîche & Fresh Herbs
These oeufs en cocotte boast a wonderful balance with rich crème fraîche, plus bright parsley and chives.

Baby Beet & Snap Pea Salad
This colorful salad is perfectly complemented by a lemon-honey vinaigrette.

Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette
This lovely vinaigrette is bright with lemon juice, sweet honey and fresh parsley.

Pan-Braised Radishes & Greens
Pan-roasting radish mellows its spice, lending tender texture to this side dish.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
A quick and easy dessert—simply toss strawberries and rhubarb with the following ingredients, then sprinkle with our signature crisp topping.

Flavors of the Southwest Recipes

Nothing perks up the palette quite like the flavors of the Southwest. Explore the region’s smoky, spicy flavors with organic Chorizo sausage, plus premium dried beans and classic slaw ingredients to craft this week’s cookout-friendly side dishes. Combined with a plethora of fresh produce ranging from juicy heirloom and Sungold cherry tomatoes to cool-crisp Savoy cabbage, cucumbers and fennel, plus late summer blackberry jam, Pomodoro bread and an Argentinian Chardonnay, this spectacular lineup is sure to do the Southwest proud.

Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:

Southwest-Style Beans
These spicy beans pair wonderfully with your favorite meat or vegetable hot off the grill.

Cabbage-Fennel Slaw with Cilantro
This light, fresh side dish is wonderful served alongside this week’s Southwestern-style beans.

Grilled Potato Salad with Spicy Summer Greens
Accented with mustard vinaigrette and spicy arugula and purslane, this potato salad boasts big, bold flavor.

Spicy Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with sweet corn and a pinch of cayenne pepper, these juicy tomatoes make a wonderful salad.

Chili-Roasted Carrots
Roasted with chili powder and cumin, then tossed with cilantro and lime juice, these carrots are bursting with zesty flavor.

Cucumber & Snap Pea Salad
This crisp salad will cool you down on a hot summer’s day.

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