Tomato and Goat-Cheese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

-In a blender, combine the following:

½ cup packed fresh basil leaves

2 TBS extra virgin olive oil

2 TBS white-wine vinegar

1 TBS water

-Blend until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.

-Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper.

-Slice 1 pound tomatoes into ½ inch thick slices.

-Cut 3 ounces fresh goat chevre into thin slices by running a knife under hot water and wiping clean after each slice.

-Arrange tomatoes and goat cheese in overlapping circles on a serving plate; drizzle with dressing to taste.

-Serve garnished with basil leaves and fancy salt.

Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomato, Kohlrabi, Arugula, and Blue Cheese Salad

-In a large bowl, combine the kernels from 2 ears of corn, 1 pint halved cherry tomatoes and 1/2 chopped onion.

-Peel and grate 1 kohlrabi. Then chop, wash and dry 1 bunch of arugula. Add both to the salad bowl.

-Put 2 TBS balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and mix in 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese.

-Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat. Garnish with crumbled blue cheese and serve immediately.


-Add ½ cup coarse bulgur to a medium sized bowl. 

-Add ¼ tsp salt and 1 cup boiling water.

-Cover and let stand until tender, about 25 minutes.

-Drain in a sieve, pressing to remove excess liquid.

-Toss bulgur with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper. 

-Add 1 bunch of finely chopped flat leaf parsley (we like to use a food processor to chop it really well).

-Then add the following:

1 pint halved Sungold cherry tomatoes

1 peeled and seeded chopped cucumber

1 clove chopped garlic

3 TBS extra-virgin olive oil

The zest and juice from 1 fresh lemon

1 big pinch of sea salt

-Serve chilled.

Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Feta and Toasted Almonds

-Cut 1 small watermelon into 1-inch chunks and place in a large bowl.

-Cut 1 pound of ripe tomatoes into half inch chunks, then add to the bowl with tomato.

-Sprinkle with half a tsp of fleur de sel, then toss to blend.

-Let stand 15 minutes.

-Toast ¼ cup of sliced almonds over low heat until just browned.

-Add the following to the tomato/melon mixture:

2 TBS extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp red wine vinegar

1 TBS chopped fresh herbs
(such as cilantro, basil or mint)

-Season with black pepper and more salt if desired and toss.

-Sprinkle with ½ cup feta cheese and  the toasted almonds and serve.

Kale with Tomato, Garlic and Thyme

-Cut 1 bunch of kale into strips.

-Cut 1 pint cherry tomatoes into quarters.

-Thinly slice 2 cloves of garlic.

-Crumble up 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves.

-In a large skillet, heat 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.

-Add the garlic cloves and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds.

-Add cherry tomatoes and the thyme leaves.

-Cook until tomatoes begin to break down, 2 minutes.

-Add kale and cook until heated through, 2 minutes.

-Season with salt and pepper.

-Drizzle with another TBS of extra virgin olive oil and serve.