2 pounds fresh asparagus
Good olive oil
Kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Break off the tough ends of the asparagus and, if they’re thick, peel them. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, then toss to coat the asparagus completely. Spread the asparagus in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast the asparagus for 25 minutes, until tender but still crisp.Filed Under: Vegetables, | Print Recipe | Permanent Link
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 large garlic cloves, minced, divided
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 1/3 cups Israeli couscous (6 to 7 ounces)
1 3/4 cups (or more) vegetable broth
14 ounces slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut diagonally into 3/4-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 cups)
8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 cup shelled fresh green peas or frozen, thawed
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
Whisk 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, and lemon peel in small bowl; set dressing aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add couscous, sprinkle with salt, and sauté until most of couscous is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups broth, increase heat, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and couscous is tender, about 10 minutes, adding more broth by tablespoonfuls if too dry.
Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add asparagus, sugar snap peas, green peas, and remaining garlic clove. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; sauté until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer vegetables to large bowl.
Add couscous to bowl with vegetables. Drizzle dressing over. Add chives and cheese; toss. Season with salt and pepper.Filed Under: Sides, Vegetables, | Print Recipe | Permanent Link
Zest and juice from 1 lemon plus more juice for seasoning
2 pounds baby artichokes, 6 globe artichokes, or 1 pound frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
2 pounds fava beans, shelled (about 1 cup), or 1 cup frozen edamame (soybeans), thawed
1 pound asparagus (about 1 large bunch), cut on a diagonal into 2” pieces
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
Line a baking sheet with a kitchen towel. Fill a medium bowl with water; add lemon juice. If using baby artichokes, working one at a time, cut away tough outer leaves until only pale-yellow leaves remain. Cut 1/2” off tops; trim stems. Halve artichokes lengthwise, if desired, then remove choke with a spoon. Place in lemon water as you finish. If using globe artichokes, remove stems and all leaves. Scrape out chokes with a spoon; cut each artichoke heart into 4 quarters and add to lemon water.
Cook fava beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of ice water; let cool. Peel and discard outer skins; transfer to prepared baking sheet (if using edamame, boil for only 1 minute; no peeling needed). Repeat cooking process with asparagus and artichokes, returning water to a boil between batches and cooling in ice water before transferring to prepared baking sheet, 3-4 minutes for asparagus and 5-6 minutes for artichokes (1-2 minutes if frozen).
Heat 2 tablespoons oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high. Add
vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, just until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired.
Transfer vegetables to a serving bowl. Drizzle with oil; garnish with mint and zest.Filed Under: Vegetables, | Print Recipe | Permanent Link
3 small navel oranges
6 oz. fresh mild goat cheese (preferably in log form)
1/3 cup pecans (1 1/2 oz), finely chopped
1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch of sugar
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. spinach, trimmed
1 small red onion, sliced into thin rings
Cut peel and white pith from oranges with a sharp small knife. Working over a sieve set over a bowl, cut orange sections free from membranes, letting sections drop into sieve. Cut goat cheese into fourths and pat each portion between your hands to form a disk. Pat pecans all over each disk to coat. Bake on a small baking sheet in middle of oven until heated through, about 5 minutes. Measure out 1 Tablespoon orange juice from bowl and whisk together with mustard, vinegar, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Add oil and whisk until blended. Add spinach, onion, and orange sections to dressing and toss well. Season with pepper. Divide among 4 salad plates and carefully transfer 1 goat-cheese disk to each salad.
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2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons whole grain dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons minced shallot
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 cups frisée, torn into bite-size pieces
2 cups torn radicchio leaves
2 large heads of Belgian endive, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves
Whisk vinegar, mustard, shallot, and garlic in small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Toss frisée and all remaining ingredients in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
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