Cream of asparagus soup with garlic and parmesan

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

4 cups low or no-sodium vegetable or chicken broth 2 Tbsp. butter 1 small onion 2 lbs. asparagus 4 cloves garlic ½ tsp. salt 2 oz. Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream Measure the broth into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, put a large pot or Dutch oven […]

Spring vegetable pasta with lemon and parmesan

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

Cook 1 lb. rotini pasta in lightly salted water according to pkg directions, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high. Add 2 large thinly sliced shallots (1 cup) and sauté 3 minutes. Add 1 large clove chopped garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add 1 heaping cup fresh or frozen peas, […]

Roasted asparagus with parmesan breadcrumbs

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

2 bunches asparagus (about 2 pounds), trimmed 2 T olive oil divided ¼ t salt ¼ t pepper ¼ C grated parmesan cheese 1/3 C whole-wheat panko bread crumbs 3 T toasted hazelnuts, chopped 2 t lemon zest Positions racks in center and upper levels of oven; preheat to 4250. Toss asparagus, 1 T oil, […]

Gruyere, asparagus and pea baked pasta

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

12 oz whole wheat rotini 5 T extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 C sliced leeks, white and light green parts only 1-pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into ½ inch pieces 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ C peas, fresh or frozen (thawed) 5T all-purpose flour 4 C milk 2 t dry mustard 1 tsp […]

Asparagus with balsamic rhubarb reduction

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

1 lb asparagus 1 stalk rhubarb, sliced 1 shallot, minced 1 Tbsp + 1-2 tsp olive oil, divided 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp sugar Salt and pepper Preheat the oven to 400.Trim the woody ends off the asparagus. Peel the bottom third of the asparagus. Toss the asparagus in 1 Tbsp olive oil and […]

Spring vegetable soup

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

2 T unsalted butter 6 scallions (green onions) or green garlic 4 C chicken broth 1# small red potatoes 1# asparagus cut into ¼ in slices on a bias 1 bunch of spinach or Swiss chard stem removed and torn 2 C fresh or frozen peas, salt and pepper 2 T fresh dill or cilantro. […]

Risotto with rhubarb and asparagus

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

Ingredients for 4 persons: 9 ounces of risotto rice (Arborio type) 6 stalks of fresh rhubarb, cut in pieces, and skin removed 10 asparagus including tips and the most tender parts 5 scallions (or green garlic) 2 tsp pink pepper 1 glass dry white wine (use the rest to drink when serving the risotto) see note1. 8 […]

Asparagus and mixed greens salad

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1-pound asparagus, cut on the diagonal into I-inch pieces Salt and ground black pepper 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar I small shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons) 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves 6 ounces mixed greens (about 12 cups) 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped medium Heat 1 tablespoon of […]

Asparagus appetizer

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

Cut asparagus into 2-3-inch pieces. Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute- the asparagus should turn a brighter green and slightly tender. Remove immediately from heat, cool rapidly in cold water. Serve cold with dip or alone.

Asparagus vinaigrette

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

2 lbs asparagus 2 to 3 tbsp dill pickle pieces 1 cup olive oil ½ cup vinegar salt and pepper to taste pinch dry mustard or paprika 2 to 3 tbsp chives Steam asparagus until the color changes and just tender. Chop pickle pieces finely. Combine with remaining ingredients. Chill. Serve sauce over chilled asparagus. […]

Asparagus spinach salad

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in

1-1/2 pounds asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 T plus 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 pounds penne or other medium tube pasta 1/4 cup chopped green onions (leeks or scapes) 6 T white wine vinegar 2 T soy sauce 6 oz spinach 1 cup coarsely chopped cashews 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese […]

Passover Spinach Souffle

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in

Prep time: 20 minutes, Baking time: 45 minutes 1/2 C chopped onion, 1 clove garlic, minced, 1T butter, melted, 8 oz cream cheese, softened, 8 oz farmer cheese, 1/8 t each of salt and pepper, 3 eggs, 2 pkgs. (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained, ¼ t paprika, 1/8 t ground nutmeg Cook […]

Spinach Pear Salad

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in

SPINACH-PEAR SALAD 1 (10-oz.) package washed and ready-to-eat fresh spinach; 2 large pears, sliced; 1/2 c diced red bell pepper; 1/2 c chopped walnuts; 3 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled; 1/4 c balsamic vinegar-based salad dressing; 1 tsp orange zest Combine spinach, pears, bell pepper, walnuts and bacon in a salad bowl.  Whisk orange […]

Swiss chard with raisins

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

1 pound fresh Swiss chard, rinsed, stems removed, and leaves chopped (10 cups) 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup apple juice 2-4 T golden raisins In large, deep skillet, combine the chard and water (if the greens don’t all fit, let some cook down then add the rest). Cover and cook, stirring and turning occasionally with […]

Chard soup with cream cheese “croutons”

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

3 packed cups finely chopped chard leaves 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed and at room temperature 4 cups chicken broth salt (if necessary) and pepper Combine chard and chicken broth in a pot. Bring to simmer and cook until chard is wilted and tender, about 6 minutes. You may leave it as is or puree […]

Asian style chard

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

1 bunch Swiss chard, cleaned 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic scapes 1 tablespoon soy sauce freshly ground black pepper Cut off and discard thick stem ends of chard. Cut out ribs; chop ribs into 2-inch pieces; set aside in a pile. Stack the leaves in small piles; coarsely chop them. Heat oil […]

Swiss chard breakfast burritos

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

approximately 3 cups cooked and seasoned Swiss chard* 2 cups milk 1 tablespoon flour 6-8 flour tortillas 1 teaspoon mustard powder 2-3 cups shredded cheese (like cheddar or Swiss), divided salsa; sour cream 4 eggs, beaten Oil a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Divide cooked chard down center of tortillas. Sprinkle each pile of chard with 3 […]

Chilled strawberry soup

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

1 quart fresh strawberries 1 cup sugar 1 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint 4 cups ice water 3/4 cup dry white wine Chop the strawberries in a food processor and then force them through a sieve. Mix in the sugar, yogurt, and mint. Add the ice water and white wine and sample […]

Spinach and strawberry salad

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

1/2 c sugar 1 T poppy seeds 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1 1/2 tsp minced onions 1/4 tsp paprika 1/4 c cider vinegar 1/4 c wine vinegar 1/2 c canola oil 2 Tbsp butter 3/4 c slivered almonds 1 lb spinach, washed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces 1 pint strawberries, sliced Put sugar, poppy […]

Beet greens with vinegar and caraway

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

1 bunch medium beets with greens (about 2 1b.) 1/8 cup cider vinegar 1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/8 tsp. caraway seeds pinch of salt Preheat the oven to 400 F. Wash and trim the beets, leaving two inches of stem attached to each one, and reserve half of the beets for another use. Remove […]

Chilled sugarsnap pea soup with fresh mint

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

1 large Vidalia onion, minced 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 pound sugar snap peas, ends trimmed 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves, plus small sprigs for garnish salt and cracked pepper to taste Crème fraiche, clotted cream, or sour cream for serving […]

Green peas Lorraine

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

3 tbsp butter 1/3 cup water 2 cups sugar snap peas 2 tbsp finely chopped onion 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional) 4 to 6 outside lettuce leaves,  finely shredded ½ cup light cream Heat butter, water and peas together. Add […]

Pasta with peas, fresh basil, and bread crumbs

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

sea salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 pound small pasta shapes 4 tbsp butter 1/4 cup finely diced scallion 1 pound sugar snap peas 3 tbsp chopped basil 1 tsp grated lemon zest 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs ½ cup chopped parsley or more basil Bring a large pot of water to a boil and […]

Sugar snap peas with red grapes

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

3/4 lb. sugar snap peas, strings and stems removed 1 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 shallot, finely chopped 1/4 tsp. salt; freshly ground black pepper 1-2 cup seedless red grapes, halved lengthwise 1 tbsp. dry white wine Blanch the peas in boiling water for two minutes. Drain the peas, and then refresh them under cold running […]

Sugar snap peas with mushrooms

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in

2 tablespoon oil 6 mushrooms, sliced ¼ pound fresh sugar snap peas, cut into half crosswise 2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed Heat oil in wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and stir fry until lightly browned. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer 3 minutes. Increase heat, add […]