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Spring Panzanella

Makes 2 large entrée salads or 4 side salads

Crouton Ingredients:
2-3 cups cubed of rustic loaf of bread, cut into 1-1/2” cubes
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried Herbes de Provence seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Salad Ingredients:
3-4 cups baby arugula
1 cup snap peas, sliced on the big angle
1/2 bunch asparagus, sliced into 1 inch pieces (tossed with olive oil, Kosher salt, pepper) 4 oz goat cheese, bite sized pieces
4 radishes, thinly sliced with mandoline

Vinaigrette Ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (zest, and then juice)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
1 teaspoon shallot, minced
1 teaspoon honey

Garnish Ingredients:
Lemon zest of 1 lemon
10 mint leaves, cut into a chiffonade

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Slice the asparagus into 1” pieces. Toss with one tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast the asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet for 5 minutes, or until just crisp tender.

2. Prepare the cubed bread into semi-soft croutons. Melt the butter in a large skillet and mix with the olive oil. Toss the cubed bread in the skillet until evenly coated. Sprinkle with the Herbs de Provence, kosher salt, and pepper. Stir the croutons while heating until they are lightly toasted on all sides.

3. Meanwhile, prepare the snap peas by washing and cutting on a dramatic angle to reveal the peas inside.

4. Prepare the radishes by washing and cutting thin slices with a mandoline. Take care! Mandolines are super sharp, amazing tools that should be respected. We recommend to gear up for safety and use a protective glove AND the hand guard. The thin slices are so worth it!

5. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together all of the vinaigrette ingredients until emulsified.

6. Mix the salad together in a large bowl. Toss the arugula, sliced radishes, and asparagus with the dressing until coated.

7. Carefully layer in the snap peas and croutons. Top with bite-sized pieces of goat cheese and garnish with lemon zest and fresh mint.

Spring Pea Pesto Pasta

Serves 4

Spring Pea Pesto Ingredients:
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon packed fresh mint leaves
Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1 small clove fresh garlic

1 lb thin spaghetti

1 pint Sun Gold tomatoes, halved
8 oz burrata cheese
Mint leaves, chiffonade
Basil leaves, chiffonade
Lemon zest

1. Gather all of the pesto ingredients together. Be sure to thoroughly wash all of the fresh herbs! Pulse the pesto ingredients together in a food processor. Taste test the pesto, and adjust the salt and pepper accordingly. If needed, add more olive oil for a thinner consistency. Enjoy pesto immediately, or keep covered and refrigerated (or even frozen) until ready to use.

2. Slice the tomatoes in half with a small paring knife. Roll the basil and mint leaves and cut in a chiffonade cut for a garnish.

3. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain, reserve about 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. For better pasta, salt the water! The cooking water should be “like the sea” – start with about 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt per quart of water. This seems like a lot of salt, and it is, but most of this will be discarded when the pasta is drained. Test the pasta frequently as it approaches completion. Pasta should be cooked to al dente – “to the tooth” – tender, yet chewy, not at all mushy. The easiest way to check for doneness, is to remove a piece of pasta and test between your teeth. Or, cut a piece of test pasta, and check the cross section view. The smallest white dot, or white line at the center of the pasta piece indicates doneness is nearly at hand.

4. Mix the pesto with the drained and cooked pasta, stir with tongs until the pasta is well-coated with the pesto. Add reserved pasta water, to thin the sauce, if needed. 5. Garnish the pasta with the tomato halves, pieces of fresh burrata, mint, and basil leaves. Enjoy!