Sweet and Sour Cucumbers

This classic summertime recipe is the perfect picnic salad and pairs well with grilled meats, seafood and poultry, particularly Thai- or Mediterranean-inspired dishes. A few drops of sesame oil adds an Asian twist, or toss in some minced serrano pepper to spice it up.

Cucumber and Fennel Slaw

This zesty slaw is delicious served with grilled salmon or steak; in a wrap with chopped seitan, shredded romaine lettuce and yogurt sauce; or piled on a lamb burger.

Roasted Rhubarb and Strawberry Salad

This salad, adapted from a recipe published in Eating Well magazine, uses the popular strawberry-rhubarb combo in a new way. Use local rhubarb, strawberries, spinach and goat cheese when possible!

Asparagus and Shiitake Frittata

This is a perfect brunch (or breakfast for dinner!) recipe, celebrating one of our favorite spring vegetables: asparagus.

Roasted Radishes with Bacon

This earthy dish works best alongside simple roasted or grilled meats and poultry. Omit the bacon and add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a perky, vegetarian option that pairs well with mac and cheese.

Grilled Scallions with Romesco Sauce

This Spanish sauce is also delicious with oven-roasted potato wedges, fries or even grilled shrimp or as a condiment for chicken, lamb chops, or meatballs. It makes a great alternative to pesto as well: stir it into soups and stews or toss with pasta.

Syrian Tabbouleh

This recipe was recently taught in our Mosaic of Flavors Series, a partnership between City Market and The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. The instructor, Maha Akkeh, explained that traditional Syrian tabbouleh has far less bulgur wheat than what is typically prepared here in the United States. Couscous could be substituted for bulgur wheat, if desired.

Baby Greens and Beet Salad with Lemon Chia Dressing

The tart-sweet flavors of this salad and dressing complement rich and earthy main dishes and chewy hearth breads. Substitute baby spinach or mesclun mix for the baby greens or use feta in place of the goat cheese. Refrigerate any unused dressing for later use.

Swiss Chard and Bean Fritters

This recipe was submitted by Erica Green in our 2015 We ♥ Local Beans Recipe Contest. Erica says, “This recipe is a great alternative to a veggie burger and can be part of a vegetarian main dish. This yummy fritter is full of lots of good stuff from the Swiss chard and beans. The cheese and flour act as the "glue" - once cooked to a golden brown with a little bit of crisp, they are delicious!”

Charred Snap Peas with Mint and Lemon

Poultry and fish pair well with this simple vegetable dish and leftovers can be chilled and served in tomorrow’s lunch salad. Change the profile of this dish by using a flavored olive oil or seasoned, smoked or coarse-crystal salts, such as kosher or Maldon. But proceed with caution, as flaky salts dissolve faster than granular salts on the tongue, resulting in a saltier flavor. Crush the flakes between your fingers and add a pinch at a time to suit your taste.


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