We love Ian Brendle (Green Meadow Farm) and Z Food Farm's produce. So crisp, flavorful, and clean. Each week, these soups and salads change as we bring you summer greens straight from the farm. This week:
How Sweet It Is
Organic arugula, organic red leaf lettuce, organic shallots, organic corn, organic peaches & Apple Cider Vinaigrette
If corn and peaches were at a cocktail party, I would walk up to them and say, "corn, meet peaches, you guys go so well together." Then I would step back and let the magic happen. This summery salad features sweet 'n' smoky grilled peach wedges, corn, fresh arugula and red leaf lettuce. Arugula, also known as garden rocket, is one of the nutritious green-leafy vegetable of Mediterranean origin. It is a small, low growing annual herb which belongs within the Brassicaceae family similar to kale. It's rich in iron, folate, Vitamin A, C & K.
One serving ($10)
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Soup
Organic Heirloom Tomatoes, Organic Garlic, Organic Onion, Balsamic & EVOO
It’s really tough to find something in the food world that’s better than a ripe August tomato. We used to grow tons of tomatoes and I would spend hot summer afternoons on the farm just going through the vines, picking the ripest ones and eating them on the spot. Heirloom tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a supercharged antioxidant that’s been associated with a lower risk of developing a number of different cancers. Heirloom tomatoes are hot – and with good reason. They have a great texture and flavor that’s much deeper than your standard beefsteak tomato. In my opinion, they are worth the few extra bucks. Of course, the most important part of any good gazpacho is the tomatoes, and our Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho utilizes the best organic, local tomatoes and this light cold soup is perfect for the hot days of summer.
Enjoy it cold.
1 serving ($8)
Lithed-Up French Potato Salad
Organic Potatoes, Organic Pole Beans, Organic Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette
Perfect when you're craving potato salad but need something fresher and cleaner. FRESHLY dug organic potatoes and just picked crisp pole beans are at the market now, so it’s a perfect time for this light and crunchy summer salad. With 2 g of protein per potato, it's protein-packed and all dressed up in our tangy Lithed-Up mustard vinaigrette. We’ll just call this a potato salad with a southern French accent and let it go at that. Enjoy it cold.
One serving ($10)