Summer Recipes we Can’t Resist
Say goodbye to sad salads. Check out these creative recipes using local summer produce!
Shaved Zucchini and Plum Salad
Vegan Gluten-Free Zucchini Loaf
Sheet Pan Gnocchi
Credit: Bon Appetit
Summer Caprese Skewers
Corn Orzo Salad
Morel Mushroom Pasta
The coveted morel is known for its distinctive honeycomb appearance and earthy, nutty flavour. They are delicious in this simple creamy pasta.
1/4 lb fresh morel mushrooms
• 1 small shallot, finely minced
• 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
• 2 tsp fresh thyme
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 3 tbsp butter
• 350g pasta of choice
• Parmesan, grated
To prepare, soak fresh morels in a bowl of warm (not hot) salt water for ~5 minutes to remove any dirt or bugs. Remove from water and trim off the end. Slice in half lengthwise and soak in a new batch of warm salt water for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from water and let drain on a clean paper towel.
In a pan over medium heat, heat olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Sauté minced shallot and garlic until translucent. Add in the thyme and morels and cook, stirring occasionally until morels are tender.
While the mushrooms are sautéing, cook pasta until al dente. Add pasta and ~1/3 cup of pasta water to the mushroom mixture. Add in the remaining 2 tbsp butter and cook on med-high heat for ~1 minute. Season with s+p and top with grated parmesan. Enjoy!
Grilled Peach Crostini
Pair sweet grilled peaches with creamy burrata cheese, fresh basil, and tangy balsamic glaze for the ultimate summer combo!
- 2 peaches, cut in half and pit removed
- 1/2 baguette, sliced into rounds
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 ball of burrata cheese
- Balsamic glaze
- Fresh basil, chopped
- Salt & pepper
Remove the burrata from the fridge to allow it to come to room temperature.
Turn your grill onto medium-high heat and brush the bread rounds and cut-side of peaches with olive oil.
Grill the peaches until charred and caramelized, about 2-3 minutes (note: only grill the one side of the peaches, do not flip).
Grill the bread slices until grill marks appear (1-3 minutes per side).
Set the peaches and bread aside to cool. Drain the burrata ball and place on a plate. Slice peaches into 1/3 inch slices.
To assemble, place a few peach slices on the grilled bread. Break open the burrata and place on top of the peaches. Finally, drizzle with the balsamic glaze and sprinkle on chopped basil and salt & pepper.
Garlic Scape Butter
This garlic scape butter is packed with flavour and couldn’t be easier. We used local garlic scapes from Lina’s Garden, an organic farm here in BC.
• 1/3 cup fresh garlic scapes, washed and trimmed
• 1 cup salted butter
• 2 tsp olive oil
Finely chop the garlic scapes. In a small pan, heat 2 tsp olive oil and sauté the garlic scapes until tender. Set aside to cool.
In a bowl, combine the sautéed garlic scapes and softened butter. Use when cooking steak, seafood, vegetables, or on garlic bread.