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Recommended Recipes for Farm Fresh Basket (Week of May 23)

Recommended Recipes for Farm Fresh Basket (Week of May 23)

Thank you for ordering a Rootastes Farm Fresh basket! We hope you’re enjoying your fresh, locally grown produce, meats, and other Boston-based goodies.

If you’re looking for inspiration or to mix up your go-to recipes, we’ll be sharing a few of our favorites every week that can be prepared using the ingredients in that week’s basket.
This week’s recipes will work with ingredients included in May 23, 2020’s baskets.

Rootastes’ Chefs’ Curated Recipes

Think frittatas are more effort than they’re worth? Think again. Sure, there may be a few steps involved, but many can be completed the night before so all you have to do is re-heat the veggies stovetop, swirl the eggs around, and pop in the oven come morning.

And the beauty of frittatas is they’re easy to scale. Perfect for just you, for two, or for a trove. This mushroom and chard frittata packs crunch, nutrients, and flavor. If that’s not enough, our chef’s recipe also includes a side of homefries.

And on the topic of potatoes, if you’ve never added garlic to your favorite mashed potato recipe, you’re missing out! Our chefs’ garlic herb smashed potatoes is so flavorful, expect to have seconds and even thirds.

If you’re looking for a more summeresque meal, opt for spicy-sweet chicken tacos with peach fire compote. Hot sauce adds heat while peaches pop in for juicy sweetness. You’ll want Taco Tuesday to be taco everyday!

Chef Favorites

The sun is (finally!) shining, meaning warmer temperatures are here. For days when you need to cool off, celery soup is the ultimate refreshment. It’s light and pops a punch with dill, celery leaves, and onions. Not only that, it’s quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy hot or cold.

And speaking of celery, this vegetable isn’t always a fan favorite. Whether the mild- if any- flavor or the constant crunching holds you off, give the stalk another shot. Celery stir fry softens the texture and pops with flavor as a result of added soy sauce and chile peppers.

Another vegetable that gets a bad rap is arugula. This super nutritious leaf is often passed over as too bitter, but when paired with pungent Parmesan and lemon juice, it makes a kickin’ side salad. Psst! It’s also a boost in smoothies, just don’t add too much.

If you decide to give any of these recipes a try, let us know what you think. We’d also love to see how you’re getting crafty in the kitchen with your basket, so be sure to share your favorite recipes below.