Driftless Sunflower Oil Vinaigrette with Chives

This Driftless Sunflower Oil Vinaigrette with Chives (or garlic chives!) is a great springtime dressing for your favorite salad greens.

Driftless Sunflower Oil Vinaigrette with Chives
 

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • ½ bunch garlic chives, minced
  • 4 oz sunflower oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Combine mustard, vinegar and maple syrup/ honey in a small bowl or half pint jar. Mix with a fork.
  2. Slowly add sunflower oil while whisking with your fork until emulsified.
  3. Add garlic chives and mix again.
  4. Add salt & pepper to taste and pour on your favorite salad!

 

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.

 

Bok Choy & Chard Stirfry

Bok Choy & Chard Stirfry
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Recipe type: Stirfry
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 3 scallions, whites chopped & greens separated & sliced
  • 1 green garlic, whole thing minced
  • 1” piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 bok choy, stems ½# sliced, greens separated & coarsely
  • chopped
  • 1 bu. chard, stems ½# sliced, greens separated & coarsely
  • chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 Tbsp. each tamari & rice wine/vinegar or white wine
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. Chinese 5 spice powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • ¼ c. cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium/high heat.
  2. Add scallions, green garlic, & ginger & stir until fragrant (1 minute).
  3. Add bok choy & chard stems & stir until starting to brown (2-3minutes).
  4. Add tamari, rice wine or vinegar, sugar, 5 spice, & toasted sesame oil.
  5. Stir another minute.
  6. Add bok choy & chard greens & stir until wilted.
  7. Serve with rice or noodles & top with cashews & cilantro.

 

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sesame & Chive Dipping Sauce

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sesame & Chive Dipping Sauce
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4-5
 

Ingredients
  • 2 large or 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. tamari
  • 3 Tbsp. sake, mirin, or white wine
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. chives, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or a grill).
  2. Place sweet potatoes directly on the oven/grill grate (put a pie tin on the rack under them to catch drippings in the oven) & roast until soft when squeezed, 30-40 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, whisk together remaining ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Cool sweet potatoes just enough to handle & cut each one in half cross-wise.
  5. Serve with individual bowls of dipping sauce.

 

Garlic Chive Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Garlic Chive Buttermilk Salad Dressing
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Recipe type: Dressing
 

Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. garlic chives, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp. mayo
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ c. buttermilk
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Whisk together garlic chives, sour cream,
  2. mayo, & mustard.
  3. Keep whisking & slowly add buttermilk.
  4. Season to taste & chill before serving.