From juicy heirloom tomatoes and crisp peppers to fragrant peaches and lemons, summer’s late-season bounty continues this week with a fresh and flavorful meal starring a creamy polenta entree topped by all-natural chicken Italian sausage, smoky-sweet peppers and summer squash. Add alongside a robust red wine, our housemade pickled cauliflower to pair with Pain au Levain bread and Grana-style cheese, plus crisp produce including fresh cranberry beans, cucumbers and baby beets, and you’ve got all the makings of an al fresco feast.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Polenta with Chicken Italian Sausage & Sautéed Summer Vegetables
This creamy dish is bright with Italian flavors, courtesy of pungent mixed peppers and summer squash.
Chilled Tomato & Peach Soup
This creamy, cold soup is bursting with spicy appeal.
Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Basil
Juicy and incredibly crisp, this salad always receives rave reviews.
Fresh Cranberry Beans with Lemon & Olive Oil
A lovely side for a summer barbecue, these beautiful beans are also tossed with fresh herbs.
Grilled Eggplant with Lemon & Mint
Tossed with fresh mint for added brightness, this barbecued eggplant boasts a wonderfully-rich and smoky flavor.
Smoky Bell Pepper & Eggplant Salsa
This smoky salsa is a wonderful boost for burgers, sausages and more.
No-Bake White Peach Crumble
The perfect no-fuss dessert for a hot summer’s day!