Recipes


Late Tomato Herb and Toasted Bread Salad

May 26, 2017

1 baguette 1/3 cup olive oil Sea salt and lots of fresh ground pepper 3-4 ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped, reserving juices 6-10 green or black olives pitted and coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely minced or crushed 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, minced fine 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced fine 3-4 fresh basil...

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Basil Pesto

May 26, 2017

Ingredients: 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves 1/3 cup pine nuts 1 1/2 medium cloves of peeled garlic (or more) 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Directions: Place all ingredients in food processor. Start processor on slow; as it is running pour 1/2 cup olive oil in through the feed tube If sauce seems dry (it...

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Fresh Mint Tea

May 26, 2017

Ingredients: 4 tea bags 3 cups boiling water 1/4 c lemon juice 6 cups water 12 large mint leaves 1 c orange juice 1 c sugar Sprigs of mint Orange slices Directions: Put tea bags and mint in 3-quart pitcher, add 3 cups boiling water and steep until cool Discard bags and mint leaves Add...

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Mint Cilantro Chutney

May 26, 2017

Ingredients: 1 cup packed cilantro (stems and leaves) 1 cup packed mint (leaves only) 1 green Serrano chile 1/4 small red onion, sliced 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt Directions: Blend ingredients to a smooth paste in a blender. Add up to 2 tbsp water, if needed. Chill, covered, 30 minutes From Modern Spice:...

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Chimichurri

May 26, 2017

Makes 1 cup Ingredients: 1 large bunch Italian parsley, washed, dried and large stems removed (about 1 1/2 cups loosely packed) 2 sprigs fresh oregano or marjoram (about 20 leaves( 3-4 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced Juice of 1 lemon or 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar Zested rind of one lemon 1/2-2/3 c olive...

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Cantaloupe Basil Salsa

May 26, 2017

Makes about 2 cups Ingredients: 2 cups diced (1/4 inch) cantaloupe (from 2 1/4 lb piece) 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion such as Vidalia 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil 1 (2-inch long) fresh hot red or green chile such as serrano or Thai, minced (including some seeds) 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4...

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Salsa

May 26, 2017

Ingredients: 4 Medium tomatoes – diced 1/2 cup onion – diced 1/2 cup celery – diced 1/4 cup bell pepper – diced 1/4 to 1/2 cup cilantro – chopped 1 tsp fresh diced or powdered garlic 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp salt Directions: Mix or blend ingredients together. Chill. Keeps up to 2 weeks.

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Braised Kale

May 26, 2017

Ingredients 1 pound of young kale, well washed 8 cloves of garlic, mashed in a garlic press or finely chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup of water (more may be needed) 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Pinch of salt Instructions In a large sauté pan or a large pot, heat...

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Mustard Greens

May 26, 2017

Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 1 pound mustard greens, washed and torn into large pieces 2 to 3 tbsp chicken broth or vegetable broth 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp dark sesame oil Directions: In large saute pan, saute onions in...

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Sautéed Fresh Turnip Greens

May 26, 2017

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 lb fresh turnip greens 1 tsp salt 1 hard cooked egg 1/3 c. minced green pepper 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/3 c. chopped onion 1/2 tsp. sugar 2 strips bacon 1/4 tsp. black pepper Directions: Wash turnip greens thoroughly. Trim off coarse stems. Fry bacon until crisp and remove...

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