Kale Slaw

Kale Slaw
Cuisine: Mexican

A yummy addition to any taco or burrito!
  • 1 bunch curly Kale, deribbed and chopped
  • Fine Sea salt
  • ⅓ C. crumbled Feta cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Driftless Organics Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 medium Jalapeno Pepper, seeded, deribbed and minced
  • 2 clove Garlic, pressed or minced
  • ½ tsp. Cumin

  1. Place chopped kale in a large serving bowl.
  2. Sprinkle lightly with salt and massage until the kale is fragrant, darker in color and slightly reduced in volume.
  3. Add feta cheese.
  4. In a small bowl combine oil, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic and cumin and ¼ tsp salt together.
  5. Whisk until well blended. Pour over massaged kale.
  6. Toss until lightly coated. Let sit to marinate at least for 15 minutes before serving.


Cilantro Mint Sauce

Cilantro Mint Sauce
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian

This sauce is great with all things Indian – gives a nice cool minty flavor. Not spicy, just flavorful!
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1 c. loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 jalapeno or poblano pepper, seeded
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Taste for seasonings and add more salt if necessary.


Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

  • 1 Lb. Tomatillos (what’s in your box) hull & stem removed
  • 1 medium shallot, quartered
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2 jalapeno, stems removed (removed seeds for less heat)
  • ¼ c. cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp salt

  1. Place tomatillos (in single layer, stem side down), shallots, & peppers in baking dish.
  2. Roast at 450 degrees for 6-8 minutes, turning veggies once, until tomatillos are softened & slightly charred.
  3. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender & process until smooth. Store in refrigerator for up to a week or freeze.
  4. You could also try grilling the tomatillos and jalapenos for a more smoky salsa.


Tom’s Cucumber Salad

Tom’s Cucumber Salad

  • 2 cucumbers (or 4 if using pickling cukes), seeds removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno or poblano pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • ¼ c. white onion
  • 3 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • zest & juice of 1 lime
  • salt & pepper to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients & let stand in fridge for an hour to meld flavors.
  2. Serve with chips or on grilled chicken.
  3. Will keep for several days.
  4. Do not freeze.


Grilled Tomato, Corn & Poblano Salsa

Grilled Tomato, Corn & Poblano Salsa

  • 3 large or 4 medium tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 ears corn, un-shucked
  • 1 large or 2 medium poblano peppers
  • 1 onion, cut in quarters lengthwise through root (keep root intact to hold onion together)
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • ½ bunch of cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt to taste

  1. Heat grill & oil grates. Brush tomatoes & onions with oil. Place all vegetables directly on grill grates.
  2. Carefully turn each when starting to brown (the tomatoes, onions, & garlic will be quick) & remove into a bowl.
  3. Gently squeeze the tomatoes to remove some juice & seeds (or the salsa might be too runny).
  4. When the skin has blistered all over & blackened a bit remove to a bowl & cover to let steam.
  5. After 10 minutes, remove skin under running water (doesn’t hurt to wear gloves – they can burn your hands a bit when they’re spicy!) & pull out stem & seeds.
  6. When corn husks are blackened a bit, remove from grill & cool a bit before shucking & cutting the kernels off.
  7. Cut the root ends off the grilled onions & place in food processor with grilled tomatoes, garlic, prepared poblanos, cilantro, lime juice, & salt & pulse into chunky or smooth salsa, your choice.
  8. Stir in corn kernels, adjust seasoning as necessary, & serve. Freezes well.


Sri Lankan Mixed Pickle

Sri Lankan Mixed Pickle

  • ½ an onion cut in ½” dice
  • 1 large or 2 medium carrots, cut in half lengthwise then sliced into ¼” half moons
  • 4-5 red or yellow mini peppers, cut into ½” dice
  • 1-2 fresh hot peppers, minced (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed & minced
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pitted dates
  • ¼ c. apple cider or rice vinegar
  • 1½ Tbsp. whole brown mustard seed
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • Salt to taste

  1. Combine onion, carrot, mini peppers, & hot peppers if using into a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a food processor & grind into a paste.
  3. Stir into vegetables & let sit at room temperature for an hour or so until serving or storing in the refrigerator.
  4. Serve with rice & curry or rice & chicken, pork, or fish.
  5. Will store in the fridge for at least a week.


Creamy Roasted Tomatillo Dressing

Creamy Roasted Tomatillo Dressing
Recipe type: Dressing

  • 6 tomatillos, rinsed and halved
  • 1 jalapeno, halved
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 2 Tbsp Driftless Sunflower Oil (or olive oil)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup Mexican crema (sour cream works too)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the tomatillos, jalapeno, and onion on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a grind of black pepper.
  4. Place in the oven and roast until the vegetables begin to brown and slightly blacken, 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Remove all contents from the baking sheet to a food processor and allow to cool slightly before blending.
  6. Add the cumin, crema, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Puree until smooth. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  7. Immediately before serving, toss the dressing with your salad mix, some sungold tomatoes and maybe a chopped up sweet pepper or two. (Or try drizzled on roasted potatoes or on a burrito or over a grilled flank steak…).


Chicken in Chili Verde

Chicken in Chili Verde
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican

  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 Tbsp. oil (preferably Driftless Sunflower Oil)
  • ½ medium white onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 jalapeno or banana peppers (or one of each), chopped (remove seeds for less heat)
  • All of the tomatillos in your box, husked and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • juice and zest of 2 limes
  • ¼ c. cilantro, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

  1. Rinse chicken, pat dry with a paper towel, & season with salt & pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium/large sauté pan, heat oil. Add onion & coriander seeds & sauté for a minute or two.
  3. Add garlic & peppers & sauté for another minute.
  4. Add tomatillos & sauté for another couple minutes.
  5. Add chicken stock, lime juice, & zest & cook for a couple minutes.
  6. Puree with an immersion blender or in a food processor or blender & return to the pan.
  7. Bring to a boil & add chicken thighs.
  8. Reduce to medium heat & maintain a simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes, until chicken is tender & juice runs clear when pierced with a knife in the center.
  9. Season with salt & pepper to taste & sprinkle with cilantro.
  10. Serve with sour cream, rice, roasted vegetables, & tortillas.


Spicy Southwest Red Cabbage Salad

Spicy Southwest Red Cabbage Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Southwest
Serves: 4-6

  • 1 medium or ½ large head of red cabbage, cored & shredded
  • ½ red onion, very thinly julienned
  • 2 carrots, grated or very thinly julienned
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, fresh, frozen, or pickled, minced
  • ½ red sweet pepper (can be frozen), chopped
  • 1 Tbsp.Driftless sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp. each ground coriander & cumin
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle powder or hot paprika (or ⅛th tsp. cayenne)
  • 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • Juice & zest from 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste

  1. Preheat broiler. Combine cabbage, red onion, & carrots in a large bowl.
  2. Toss sweet corn, garlic, jalapeno, & red pepper in oil. Season with salt & pepper & spread on a baking sheet.
  3. Place under broiler for a few minutes, watching carefully & stirring once, until starting to brown.
  4. Let cool. Combine spices, mayo, & lime juice/ zest with a whisk in a small bowl.
  5. Toss dressing & cooled roasted corn mix into cabbage & adjust seasoning as necessary. Excellent accompaniment to fish tacos!


Refrigerator Dilly Beans

Refrigerator Dilly Beans
Recipe type: Refrigerator pickles

  • ¾ c. apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ c. water
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. kosher or non-iodized sea salt
  • 1 large clove garlic, sliced
  • ½ – 1 jalapeno, sliced, or ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. each whole black peppercorns & fennel seeds
  • 2 cups worth of green beans, trimmed to fit into jar leaving 1” headspace on top
  • A few thin slices of onion
  • A few sprigs of dill

  1. Sterilize a quart jar & lid. Blanch trimmed green beans for 30 seconds, drain, & cool in ice water. Drain. Bring vinegar, water, honey, salt, garlic, chile, peppercorns, & fennel to a boil, stirring to dissolve salt & honey.
  2. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Pack green beans, onion, & dill prettily in jar.
  4. Pour cooled brine over beans.
  5. Attach lid & let cure in the fridge for at least 3 days before eating.
  6. Store in the fridge for up to 6 months. Makes 1 quart.
  7. Double or triple recipe to make more jars.