3/4 pound potatoes
2 large beets, roasted
1 celery rib, diced
½ small onion, minced
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced parsely
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Freshly ground pepper
Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters and steam over 1 inch of boiling water until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. When they are cool enough to handle, cut in small dice.
Peel the beets and cut in small dice. In a large bowl, combine with the potatoes, celery, onion, hard-boiled eggs and chives.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the vinegar, mustard and salt. Whisk in the olive oil and the yogurt. Toss with the vegetables. Add freshly ground pepper, taste and adjust salt. Serve right away or refrigerate.
½ pounds new potatoes
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded if desired, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled ginger
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground garam masala
½ teaspoon ground coriander
4 cups chopped tomatoes (or sub 1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes)
¼ cup chopped fresh mint, more for garnish
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or basil, more for garnish
Black pepper, as needed
Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with generously salted water. Bring to a boil; cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. When just cool enough to handle, slice into 1/2-inch-thick rounds.
While potatoes cook, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until almost tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in peppers and cook 3 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala and coriander; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Simmer over medium-low heat, breaking up tomatoes with a fork, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 15 minutes. Stir in mint and cilantro or basil. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place potatoes in a single layer in a 9-inch-square baking dish. Pour the hot tomato sauce over potatoes. Transfer pan to oven and bake 20 minutes.
Make six wells in the tomato mixture. Crack eggs into wells and season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are set but yolks are still runny, 8 to 13 minutes, depending on how much the potatoes and sauce cooled before baking. Serve garnished with herbs.
Freshly dug potatoes deserve to be treated simply! The delicate skins Can stay on, and the interior will be creamy and delicious.
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Onion greens, chopped
Fresh herbs (optional)
Wash potatoes. Add about one-inch of water to a pot that has a fitted steamer basket or can hold a steamer insert.
Place potatoes into steamer basket and cover. Turn pot to high, and when steam starts to escape from the lid, reduce heat to medium.
Steam until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Time varies depending on the size of the potatoes, so to test, stick a knife into one of the largest. It should glide through easily.
Transfer potatoes to a bowl and pour over melted butter, stirring to coat all of the potatoes, then top with salt, chopped onion greens, and herbs. Enjoy!
This potato salad is a game changer for your 4th of July cookout. So fresh!
1⁄2 lb green beans trimmed
3 pounds baby potatoes cut into bite sized chunks 1⁄4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 TBSP sweet onion, finely chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
Juice from 1⁄2 lemon
1 cup cilantro or parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Also prepare a large bowl of ice water and set aside. Cut green beans into 1” pieces and put into boiling water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and immediately place beans into ice water to stop cooking. Once beans are cold, drain again and set saide.
In the same pot, bring more water to a boil. Once boiling, add potatoes, and cook until tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain, shaking colander to remove as much water as possible, and add to green beans. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
While cooling potatoes and beans, add ginger, onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper to blender and puree until smooth. After potatoes and beans have cooled, pour mayonnaise mixture on top and stir to combine. Finely chop your herb of choice, and combine. Refrigerate for another 2 hours, serve.
Moussaka is an absolute favorite, but generally too much work and too heavy in the heat of the summer. This is still rich, but much easier!
1 pound penne rigate
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 pound ground lamb or beef (or omit for a vegetarian option!) 4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 pinches of cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and black pepper
1 small eggplant, half-peeled and chopped into small dice
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 to 2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup parsley chopped, about 2 handfuls
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Bring a large pot water to a boil, salt it and cook pasta to al dente.
Preheat a large, deep skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoonsoil. Add the lamb and cook until brown, about 3-4 minutes; breaking it up into small pieces with the back of a wooden spoon. Add in the garlic and chopped onions, season with allspice, cinnamon, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook another couple of minutes while you chop eggplant.
Peel off half the skin of the eggplant, you want to leave a little skin on for texture and flavor. Chop the eggplant into a very small dice. Add the eggplant to the lamb and cook until it becomes soft, about 8-10 minutes.
In a saucepot, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Cook for 1 minute then whisk in the milk and thicken, about 5 minutes. Bring this mixture up to a bubble and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add this cream sauce (béchamel!)l into the meat skillet and stir to combine. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet, giving it a toss to mix everything up. Add the chopped parsley and grated cheese, and stir to combine.
1 medium spring onion, peeled and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 1⁄2 lbs mini potatoes
1 tablespoon capers
1 teaspoon grainy mustard
1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1⁄2 cup cooked white beans (I like to use canned garbanzo beans)
1 stalk celery, fine dice
1⁄2 lb green beans, ends trimmed
4 radishes, thinly sliced
1⁄4 cup finely sliced chives or spring onion greens
1⁄4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
Mince or finely slice the onion with a mandoline. Transfer onions to a large bowl and cover with the vinegar. Add some salt and pepper and stir. Make sure that the onions are covered in vinegar. Set aside to soften for at least 5 minutes.
Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover them with water. Place the saucepan on medium-high heat and bring the potatoes to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook potatoes until they are just tender, about 13-16 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cooked potatoes to a plate or bowl and allow them to cool slightly. Reserve the cooking water.
To the bowl with the shallots, stir in the capers and mustard. While whisking, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl. Whisk until you have a unified dressing. Once you can handle the potatoes, cut them into quarters and place them in the bowl with the shallot dressing. Add the white beans and celery to the bowl as well. Stir to combine and set aside.
Bring the saucepan of water back up to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Cut the green beans into bite-sized pieces and add them to the saucepan. Boil vegetables until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Drain the vegetables and place them in an ice bath or run them under cold water to shock them and stop the cooking process.
Dry the green beans with a kitchen towel and add them to the bowl with the potatoes, white beans etc. Add the radishes, chives, and parsley as well, and toss everything to combine. Check the salad for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freshly dug potatoes are the perfect thing for a simple side. If you don’t have any basil, use any other herb!
1 lb new potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper. Cook until potatoes are heated through and beginning to brown, tossing often, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with basil and serve.
Each week our CSA gets recipes along with their shares. Here we've collected all the recipes from previous years.