It’s now officially summer, which (hopefully!) means sun-soaked days, leisurely evenings and produce-filled meals on the patio. Fittingly, this week we’ve captured the tastes of early summer, from crunchy radishes and baby bok choy to a bright, fresh risotto crafted from our own chicken stock and tossed with sugar snap peas, fava beans, mint, lemon zest and grey sea salt butter from Cherry Valley Dairy. Pair this dish with a glass of French red wine, a beautiful summery salad and grilled Pain au Levain bread, then sit back and enjoy the flavors of the season.
Here are some recipe ideas for the week:
The ultimate summer refresher, crafted with fresh mint and lime.
How-To: Prep Fava Beans
Our quick guide to peeling and prepping fresh fava beans for this week’s risotto and dip recipes.
Risotto with Fresh Fava Beans & Sugar Snap Peas
This bright risotto is tossed with mint and lemon zest for extra flavor.
Fava Bean Dip
This simple, fresh dip enhances the inherent nutty flavor of fresh fava beans.
Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto
A wonderful appetizer to this week’s risotto supper!
Garden Greens with Chopped Eggs
This fresh salad is a lovely use for beautiful summer greens.
Seasoned with fresh thyme and red onions, these buttery radishes are an excellent accompaniment to just about any protein.
Sautéed Turnips & Greens with Garlic
Tossed with flavorful garlic, these turnip greens are incredibly tender thanks to a quick simmer in chicken stock.