recipes for: Lunch
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!
All the things you love most about a classic Cobb salad -- grilled chicken, crispy bacon, avocado, fresh tomatoes -- with a Tex-Mex inspired twist. Switch out hardboiled eggs for soft boiled 7 minute eggs, add sautéed corn, black beans, and jalapeño, and lots of queso fresco. Finish the Mexican Cobb salad with a creamy, homemade avocado lime ranch dressing you'll want to drizzle on everything! A seriously hearty and satisfying salad for lunch or dinner! GF
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!
This easy couscous salad with tarragon roasted shrimp is light, refreshing, and particularly good if you want to make it ahead of time and serve later in the day. Toss fluffy Moroccan couscous with a tarragon vinaigrette, then stir in red onion, tomatoes, slivered almonds, and fresh chives. Top with quick roasted shrimp for a simple, light lunch or dinner!
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.
This classic Greek salad is loaded with salty feta, briny Kalamata olives, crunchy cucumbers and tomatoes, then tossed with a vibrant Greek vinaigrette. Romaine is totally optional! A healthy, light salad that everyone will love!
All the classic flavors from our favorite weeknight slow baked salmon, turned into salmon cakes! Enjoy over salad, as a burger replacement, or simply with herbed Greek yogurt sauce.