Recipes

These are some of the recipes shared by other farms who use the same website service from Small Farm Central. Make sure to use the recipe filter on the left side of the page so it's not overwhelming.
LA Hydro Tomato Soup
Courtesy of Ashley Locklear   Serves 8   Equipment needed:     8-quart stockpot                       &n

Jason's World Famous Pesto
this summer staple can be served over pasta, spread on sandwiches or just on bread for a snack. I like it spread on sliced cucumbers as an appetizer. Use it as a base for a homemade pizza instead of tomato sauce or with tomato sauce. Very versatil
Products (Garlic, Basil)

Herbed Couscous
Combine 1 1/4 c. water, 1 chicken bouillon cube, 2 tsp. olive oil, and 1/4 c. finely minced fresh herbs, and 1 clove minced garlic. Bring to boil; stir in 1 c. couscous. Remove from heat and let stand 5 min. Fluff lightly with fork before serving.
Products (Garlic, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary)

Green Beans with Parsley-Pecan Pesto
(serves 6 to 8) 1 to 2 pounds green beans 1 cup Parsley-Pecan Pesto (below) Cook beans in a pot of boiling water, until tender but firm, 3 to 5 minutes.  Drain and rinse in cool water.  Set aside in a colander or onto a cloth to dry.&n

Garden Patch Lasagna
In a large saucepan combine 4 c. chopped red tomatoes, 4 cloves garlic, 1 tsp dried oregano (2 tsp fresh), 1 bay leaf, 2 tbs chopped basil, 1/4 tsp black pepper. Simmer 15 min. and set aside. Saute in 3 tbs. olive oil: 1 chopped medium onion, 1 carr

Garden Pasta Salad
Erin's own creation using CSA foods

Fresh Basil Pesto
Erin's recipe
Products (Garlic, Basil)

Fresh Basil Pesto
Prep:  30 min. Total:  30 min. Yields:  1 ¾ cups Ingredients: 1 cup walnuts (we actually prefer walnuts) or pine nuts 8 cups (4 ounces) lightly packed fresh basil leaves 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 2/3 cup extra-vir
Products (Garlic, Basil)

Festive Cilantro Couscous Salad
Prepare 1 c. couscous soaking in 1 c. boiling water, then cool to room temperature. Toss couscous with 2 c. cooked black or kidney beans, 2 c. corn kernels (lightly steamed), 1 diced large carrot, 1 finely chopped bell pepper (any color), ½ c. cho

Eggplant Caponata
Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, unpeeled,cut in 1/2 inch cubes 1 large onion, chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 6 ripe tomatoes, chopped (or 1 large can crushed tomatoes) 1/2 cup chopped green olives 3 cloves minced garlic 1/3 cup extr

Cucumber salad with chile and roasted peanuts
This delicious blend of the cool cucumber and hot serrano will make your taste buds tingle!

Cucumber and Fennel Chilled Summer Soup
A very refreshing soup to prepare in large batches so to have on hand for a few delighful summer meals. Very soothing light green color as well!

Creamy Herb Dressing
1 cup olive oil 1/2 cup milk 2 teas dijon mustard 1 tbsp honey 3 tbsp vinegar 1 tbsp fresh thyme, minced 1 tbsp fresh chives, minced 1 green onion, minced 1/4 cup fresh basil, minced Place all ingredients in  blender and process until s

Chard Pesto
Chard Pesto3 cups swiss chard3/4 cup fresh basil2-3 cloves garlic1/2 cup olive oil1 cup feta cheese, crumbled1/2 cup walnutsIn a food processor or blender, miix together swiss chard, basil, garlic, olive oil, feta cheese and walnuts until wello blend
Products (Garlic, Swiss Chard, Basil, Chard)

Bruschetta with Grilled Bread
This is a basic bruschetta recipe, but be creative and add or substract based on what you have in your kitchen. At the farm this was the first use of the early tomatoes out of the field. 1 loaf French Bread or other crusty bread (sliced) Grill slice
Products (Garlic, Tomato, Basil)

Bruschetta
Chop, dice, or slice thinly tomatoes-red or yellow. Add minced onion (or chives), chopped roasted red peppers, and chopped fresh basil leaves. Toss with lemon juice, wine or balsamic vinegar. Salt to taste and allow to marinate 1 hour. Slice any

Beet Saute
Peel and slice one bunch of beets and slice into 1/8” thick rounds. Chop beet greens and heat 2 tbs oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped beet greens, 1 bunch chopped onion, l large stalk diced celery, beet rounds, and ½ tsp. garl

Bean and Potato Salad with Basil Oil
Uses many CSA foods for August

Basil with Peanut Sauce
Peanut sauce: Mince shallots and garlic. In a food processor finely grind peanuts until they begin to get oily. In a small heavy saucepan heat oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook shallots, garlic, and curry paste, stirring, u
Products (Shallot, Basil)

Basil Cubes (to preserve fresh basil)
Thought I'd let you know this hint for basil. It won't taste like fresh, but if you use it in cooked recipes (like spaghetti sauce), it works. Finely chop the fresh basil and put in blender. Add just enough olive oil (doesn't take much) to make a
Products (Basil)

Tasty Herbed Flying Saucers and other Identified Squash
Ingredients:   1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, divided 1 zucchini, stem removed chopped 1 yellow squash stem removed  chopped 2 cups (about 3/4 pound) patty pan squash, trimmed, cut in half crosswise 8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, s

Stuffed Patty Pan Squash
 Ingredients:   * 4 medium pattypan squash * 1 onion, finely chopped * 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped * 1 pack baby shiitakes, stems removed, left whole * 4 ribs celery, finely chopped * 1/4 cup parsley, chopped * 1 bag baby

Seared steak salad with edamame and cilantro
Makes 2 servingsI leave out the bell peppers since they're not in season with the rest of these spring goodies.  Mix in whatever you have around.    8 ounces top beef round steaks, 3/4-inch thick, trimmed of fat    

Arugula salad
a true Florida summer salad