Roasted Pepper Sauce

Roasted Pepper Sauce
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Recipe type: Pasta Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
 
This pasta sauce is a great change from your regular marinara sauce....it has deep flavors from roasting the sweet peppers, onions and garlic. Try it today!
Ingredients
  • 4-5 Roaster Sweet Peppers
  • 1-2 Tbsp of Driftless Organics Sunflower Oil
  • 1-2 leeks or medium onion, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 c. Chicken or Vegetable broth
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp. Dried basil (or ¼ c. fresh, chopped)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Take roaster peppers, cut in half and deseed.
  3. Place on shallow sided baking sheet (with tin foil...makes clean up SO much easier).
  4. Place peppers and leeks/onions (optional) on sheet - drizzle with oil, use your hands to cover all over the pepper - front and back. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place peppers with skin side down.
  6. Put in oven for 10-15 min. Take out, flip over so skin side is up.
  7. Add garlic cloves. Roast another 10-15 min.
  8. It is done when you see blisters or a nice coloring on your garlic.
  9. Take out and set aside to cool for 5-10 min.
  10. When it’s able to be touched, take peppers and coarsely chop them. Add them to your blender. Toss in the garlic and leeks/onion (optional) and about 1 c. Chicken or Vegetable broth.
  11. Puree until smooth.
  12. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  13. Pour into a pot, add basil and simmer in a pot over low heat for 10+ min. Letting the flavors develop a little further. Serve over pasta.

 

Salad Pizza

Salad Pizza
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Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: Italian
 
A fresh take on pizza - sooooooooo yummy!
Ingredients
  • 1 Pizza Dough (homemade or bought)
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Optional Toppings:
  • Sweet Pepper (optional), thinly sliced OR Roaster Pepper - roast before using as a topping
  • Basil (optional)
  • Tomato (optional), thinly sliced
  • Zucchini (optional), thinly sliced
  • Salad Mix/Spinach
  • Mozzarella, Feta and Parmesan Cheese
  • Salad Dressing - pick an option: Lemon Apple Cider Vinegar dressing, White wine vinegar dressing or Balsamic Vinegar Dressing.
Instructions
  1. Spread a pizza dough into a 14” round on parchment.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over crust, lay out toppings.
  3. Add mozzarella cheese and bake in a 425 degree oven on a pizza stone for about 12 minutes.
  4. Mix any and all greens you have in a bowl.
  5. Top with feta and dressing.
  6. Mix to coat salad.
  7. Dump the salad on the hot pizza and cut as desired.
  8. Top with fresh Parmesan.

 

Corn, Tomato and Basil Chowder

Corn, Tomato and Basil Chowder
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Recipe type: Soup
 
Great way to use up some of the bounty of the garden for a fresh soup on a cooler day.
Ingredients
  • 6 ears of corn, shucked
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 lg onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 c. chicken broth
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pound waxy potatoes (red or yukon gold) cut into ½” cubes
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ c chopped fresh basil
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Creme fraiche or sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Slice corn kernels off cob and place in bowl.
  2. Run back of knife along each cob to remove additional corn pulp (the creamy stuff).
  3. pulp to bowl; reserve cobs.
  4. In a medium soup pot or dutch oven - melt butter over medium heat.
  5. Stir in onion, shallot and garlic.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened (about 5 min).
  7. Add broth, reserved cobs, 1 c. water and 1 tsp salt to pot.
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  9. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 min.
  10. Add potatoes and simmer until potatoes are tender (about 15 min).
  11. Remove cobs and discard.
  12. Stir in corn kernels and pulp, tomatoes and remaining ½ tsp salt and pepper.
  13. Simmer for 20 more min.
  14. Stir in the basil and lime juice.
  15. Turn off heat and let soup cool for at least 15 min before serving.
  16. Serve warm with a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream, if using.

 

Organic 2-in-1 Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella

 Organic 2-in-1 Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella is a summertime classic… doubly delicious! Make it your favorite way today!

2-in-1 Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella
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This recipe was created by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Culinary
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. heirloom tomatoes (mixed colors are pretty), sliced thickly
  • ½ lb. fresh mozzarella (the kind in a salty brine), sliced/torn into bite sized pieces
  • Handful of fresh basil
  • 3 Tbsp. Driftless Sunflower Oil or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • crusty bread, preferably a baguette
Instructions
  1. Option #1: Caprese Salad: Alternate tomato slices, cheese slices, & basil leaves. Drizzle w/ oil & vinegar, sprinkle w/ salt & pepper & serve at room temperature w/ fresh bread
  2. Option #2: Panzanella Salad: Use day old bread cut into chunks (or cut fresh bread into chunks & let them dry out for an hour or so or lightly toast them) & combine with tomatoes & mozzarella cut into chunks, coarsely chopped basil, oil & vinegar, salt & pepper & allow to sit for about an hour at room temperature before serving.

 

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Turkish Zucchini Fritters

Turkish Zucchini Fritters
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. oil + more for frying
  • 2 baby leeks, washed carefully & coarsely chopped (white & green parts)
  • 2 medium or 1 large zucchini (about 1 lb), finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • Black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs like parsley, mint, oregano &/or dill
  • 7 oz. feta cheese, mashed with a fork
Instructions
  1. Heat 3 Tbps. oil over medium heat & sauté baby leeks until soft.
  2. Add zucchini & sauté, stirring, until soft & remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs with flour until well blended.
  4. Mix in black pepper, chopped herbs, & mashed feta.
  5. Fold in zucchini mixture.
  6. Heat a thin film of oil in a non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron skillet & fry about 2 Tbsp. of zucchini mixture, a few fritters at a time, turning each over once & cooking until lightly browned.
  7. Drain on paper towels & serve.

 

Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan

Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
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Recipe type: Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Juice & zest of one lemon, separated
  • 2 Tbsp Olive or Driftless Sunflower oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs of choice (basil, parsley, thyme, sage, etc.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Put cauliflower florets in a single layer in an oven-proof baking dish.
  3. Stir in the garlic & pour lemon juice and olive/sunflower oil over cauliflower & stir to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place casserole uncovered in hot oven & roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring a couple of times, until the top is lightly brown.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle generously with lemon zest, Parmesan cheese & herbs. Serve immediately.

 

Organic Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto

Organic Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto is a summertime staple around here. It’s so good, why not make a big batch and freeze some for the winter!

Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
 
Driftless Organics ingredients make the best pesto!
Makes a fantastic dip with sour cream or spread with cream cheese. Delicious tossed with pasta. Or jazz up a basic vinaigrette dressing with a couple of spoonfuls. This recipe was created by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Culinary
Ingredients
  • 1 c. scapes, cut into 1” pieces (6-8 scapes)
  • ¼ pound basil, coarsely chopped (leaves & stems)
  • ½ c. raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds, toasted & cooled
  • ⅓ c. Driftless sunflower or olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all in food processor & pulse until smooth.
  2. Use within a week in the fridge or freeze.

 

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Organic Classic Pesto

Our Organic Classic Pesto recipe is bursting with flavor! Don’t be without this staple in your kitchen!

 

Classic Pesto
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Recipe type: Sauce
 
Driftless Organics ingredients make the best pesto!
This classic recipe can be altered to match your ingredients - simply use the same proportions and substitute other fresh herbs or mixtures of herbs (cilantro, rosemary, parsley, oregano, etc.) any dry aged cheese (asiago, romano, etc.), & any nut or seed (slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.). I also sometimes add a splash of lemon juice to liven it up. This recipe was created by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Culinary
Ingredients
  • 6 c. loosely packed fresh basil or red opal basil (I include small stems)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. Parmesan, grated
  • 1 c. pine nuts or walnuts
  • ⅔ c. Drifttless Sunflower oil
Instructions
  1. In a large food processo, pulse basil, garlic, salt, pepper, & nuts until coarsely ground.
  2. Add Parmesan & pulse a few more times.
  3. With processor running pour in oil in a thin stream until it looks like pesto!
  4. Store in air-tight container (press plastic wrap onto the surface of or pour a layer of oil over the pesto to prevent discoloration).
  5. Keep in refrigerator for about a week or freeze
  6. Most recipes say to leave the cheese out if you’re freezing it but I’ve never had a problem.

 

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Organic Thai Basil Stir Fry

Organic Thai Basil Stir Fry is delicious on its own or paired with some Big River Beef!

Thai Basil Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
 
Ingredients
  • Sauce:
  • ½ c. vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce/tamari
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 - 3 tsp. hot sauce/chili paste or dried red chilies to taste
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. fish sauce, to taste (optional but highly recommended)
  • 1½ Tbsp. safflower, peanut, or sesame oil
  • 4 - 5 garlic scapes or 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, whites chopped & greens sliced (for garnish)
  • 1 fennel bulb (core removed), cut into ½” slices
  • 1 c. snow or snap peas
  • 1 bunch collards (stems removed), coarsely chopped
  • 10-20 basil leaves, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. In small bowl, whisk sauce ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  2. In wok or large frying pan, heat oil.
  3. On high heat, stir fry garlic scapes, scallion whites, and fennel for about 20 seconds, until fragrant.
  4. Add vegetables and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add sauce & continue to stir for another 2 minutes, until vegetable are cooked but still slightly crunchy.
  6. Add green onion tops & basil & serve.

 

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