recipes for: Snacks
Homemade crispy shallots! Fry thinly sliced shallots in a light neutral oil until golden brown. In about 20 minutes, you will have the most irresistible, crunchy fried shallots, perfect for salads, green bean casserole, or finishing off grilled and roasted meats! You will never buy store-bought again! GF, DF, V
Quick and simple marinated olives are an easy party appetizer or light snack before the main meal! Gently heat high quality extra virgin olive oil on a stove top with garlic, rosemary, vinegar, and fresh citrus. Pour over mixed olives, the marinate for 1 hour. V, GF, DF, Whole30
These light and crisp cucumber slices with baked salmon and creamy Greek yogurt sauce are a healthy snack you'll enjoy on repeat. We love to serve them with capers, fresh dill, and a sprinkling of everything bagel seasoning. Bet you can't stop at one!
Whipped feta dip could not be easier to make! Simply add feta cheese, fresh herbs, and reserved feta brine (or water) to a blender, then whip until creamy. Garnish with chopped nuts, then serve with seasonal crudité, fruit, and crackers. A ridiculously easy no-cook appetizer that is delicious year round! GF
If you can get your hands on fresh wild ramps, homemade ramp pesto is an absolute must! It's got a vibrant garlic and spring onion flavor that pairs well with Pecorino Romano cheese and nutty walnuts. Add basil and lemon for freshness (and to cut back on the garlic flavor). Mix into pasta or serve with your favorite grilled proteins and roasted vegetables. Freezer-friendly!
Would I rather win the lottery or stumble upon ramps at the farmer's market? Ramps, obviously! With a short season of just 3 weeks per year, make the most of any wild leeks you find by making quick pickled ramps. Their spring onion and garlicky flavor is the perfect addition to many savory dishes, while the remaining brine can be used in salad dressings. Quick, easy, and so flavorful!
This is hands down the BEST California club sandwich you will ever make! Toasted bread is slathered with a creamy homemade tarragon aioli (this makes the sandwich!). Top with crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes, avocado, arugula, and thinly sliced turkey or chicken. Our favorite lunch sandwich!
Take a pot of creamy corn grits, then turn it into something new: crispy polenta fries! Mix in lots of grated Parmesan cheese, creamy mascarpone, and whatever fresh herbs you've got on hand. Once cool, cut into sticks, then cook until crispy and golden around the edges. We love serving polenta fries with marinara sauce, but these would also be fantastic with homemade aioli! A side dish the whole family loves!
Simple crispy baked sweet potato fries are an easy, flavorful side dish! Toss thinly cut sweet potatoes with olive oil, then season with oregano, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until crispy, tossing once, then serve with a quick homemade chipotle aioli! Makes 4 servings.