Arugula, Tomato & Lemon Preserves on Ciabatta

Ingredients Ciabatta bread Arugula leaves Tomato slices Goat cheese Salt & pepper Lemon preserves (recipe follows) Olive oil Directions Place arugula leaves on both side of the bread and place a tomato on one side and a tablespoon of lemon preserves on the other. Place a dollop of goat cheese on and season with salt […]

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Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

4 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, sliced 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, leaves chopped 2 flatbreads (whole wheat or spinach) ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 4 ounces herbed goat cheese ¼ cup pine nuts, chopped 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 cup fresh arugula Cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 350˚F. In […]

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Fava Bean Salad with Lemon, Mint and Pecorino Shavings

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the salad 3 pounds fava beans 1 red onion, cut in half and sliced thin 3 cups arugula 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Juice and zest of 1 lemon Salt Freshly ground pepper For the pecorino lemon zest ¼ cup fresh mint 1 tablespoon lemon zest ¼ cup pecorino, freshly grated […]

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Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 4 Ingredients 8-12 heirloom tomatoes, various varieties 8-12 pieces seedless watermelon sliced ½ inch thick and in wedges 2 cups feta cheese, sliced in sticks or wedges 12 fresh basil leaves, chifonade White balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows) Baby arugula (garnish) Directions On individual serving plates create a stacked salad using the heirloom tomatoes, watermelon […]

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Herb crusted Chicken with Caramelized Onion Jam on Ciabatta

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For herb crusted chicken 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine Zest of 1 lemon 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast Salt Freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cups arugula leaves, for sandwich Ciabatta, recipe follows For caramelized onion jam 2 tablespoons canola […]

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Potage of Spring Greens, with Green Garlic and Mint

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cups onions, finely chopped 6 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole Salt 1 small potato, peeled and diced 1 bunch dandelion greens 1 large bunch arugula 4 cups vegetable stock or water 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup […]

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Raw Asparagus & Arugula Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 bunch asparagus, sliced at an angle 1 bunch arugula or rocolla (about 2-3 cups) chopped ½ cup parmesan, grated finely ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt Ground black pepper DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl, combine the asparagus, arugula and parmesan, and mix well. […]

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6 Ingredients For spring vegetable minestrone 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 6 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 3 carrots, chopped medium 3 celery ribs, chopped medium 5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, trimmed and […]

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 pounds beets 1 fresh bay leaf 4 spears asparagus, cut into 1-inch spears 1 orange, segmented, juices reserved 1 small red onion, half moons 1 pound thick-cut bacon, cut into ¼ inch lardon (optional) 8 ounces baby arugula ½ teaspoon spring garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 sprigs […]

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Sundried Tomato & Herb Chicken Sausage Pizzas

Makes 3 10-inch pizzas INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed ½ pound pork fat, cubed (optional) 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons salt Casings, of your choice Canola or olive […]

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Wild Mushroom & Tallegio Pizza

Makes 1-12 inch pizza Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon truffle oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 cups wild mushrooms, chopped ½ pound Tallegio cheese, sliced 2 cups rocolla leaves (wild arugula) Maldon salt Directions Preheat oven to 500°F. Roll our pizza dough into 12 inch circle and […]

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