Category: Salad


Minty Watermelon Mojito Salad

I was looking for inspiration for my cookout contribution and wanted to find an original way to use the cucumber in this week’s Hometown Harvest bag, I stumbled across a recipe for a minty watermelon mojito salad. Watermelon + mint + lime + cucumber = the ultimate warm weather refresher. For starters, mojitos are my favorite cocktail.  The combo of tart lime and smooth mint is […]

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Healthy Basil Vinaigrette

Nothing screams summer like fresh basil!  Well, and fresh berries.  And peaches.  And corn.  And-well ok, lots of things scream summer, and basil is one of my favorites.  This particular bunch is pulled straight from my garden, which started with a HH planter!  It is growing so well, and it tastes like summer. This is […]

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Quinoa Salmon Salad

1 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil 1 lb piece skinless salmon fillet kosher salt and black pepper 1 c quinoa /td> 2 English cucumbers, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced< 1 c fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/4cup torn fresh mint leaves 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 3 tbsl fresh lemon juice Follow package directions […]

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Shrimp & Spinach Salad

3 slices center-cut bacon 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 c thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 medium bulb) 1 c grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 c thinly sliced red onion 8 oz fresh baby spinach 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard […]

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Red Kuri Squash Boats

Go ahead, play with your food! Bag items: Red kuri squash, pomegranate, scallions These kuri squash boats are fun, flavorful, and packed with nutrients. If you’ve never seen one but happened upon one in your bag this week, get excited! These things are delicious, and with this recipe, you can make them into fun and […]

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Tomato, Basil, Corn Salad

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 ears cooked corn, kernels sliced from cob 1 cup cherry/grape tomatoes, halved 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Salad

For the Salad: 1 cup quinoa 6 strawberries, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 scallions, white and light-green parts only, thinly sliced ½ cup crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted ½ English cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 tbsp thinly sliced mint leaves For the […]

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Rhubarb Arugula Salad

Grilled Fava Beans

Fava beans have a rather short growing season, so when you see them, definitely snatch ’em up. Fresh fava beans are a treat not to be missed. Now, what to do with these tasty legumes? We’ve got a few ideas. See below. 2 pounds of fava bean pods 1 lemon, halved 1 small block of […]

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