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Recommended Recipes for Farm Fresh Basket (Week of September 19)

Recommended Recipes for Farm Fresh Basket (Week of September 19)

Thank you for ordering a Rootastes Farm Fresh basket! We hope you’re enjoying your fresh, locally grown produce, meats, and other Boston-based goodies.

If you’re looking for inspiration or to mix up your go-to recipes, we’ll be sharing a few of our favorites every week that can be prepared using the ingredients in that week’s basket.

This week’s recipes will work with ingredients included in September 19, 2020’s baskets.

Rootastes’ Chefs’ Curated Recipes

Enjoy a taste of summer for lunch in End of Summer Rainbow Swiss Chard Salad. The chard is tossed with a surprising combination of spicy arugula, crunchy green beans, juicy cherry tomatoes, tart raspberries, and aromatic basil. Orange juice and maple syrup add sweetness while a pinch of cayenne pepper spices up the dish. Talk about a rainbow of colors too!

Transition to the flavors of fall for dinner with Maple Rosemary Roasted Chicken with an Autumn Root Vegetable Medley and Balsamic Reduction. Chicken breasts are marinated in sweet maple syrup and spicy Dijon mustard along with garlic, lemon juice, and rosemary. For ultimate flavor, allow the chicken to sit in the marinade overnight.

The root vegetables are also tossed in flavor- about ten seasonings to be precise! Autumn flavors such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and maple syrup warm up the veggies while a balsamic reduction ties the meal together.

Chef Favorites

We’re not ready to let go of potato salad just yet, which is why we love this fall spin in Warm Potato Salad with Arugula. Mustard steps in for mayo and because arugula adds plenty of punch, the salad is lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

Another root vegetable side, butternut squash, is the epitome of fall. It you haven’t attempted it, try this Roasted Butternut Squash recipe. It calls for classic ingredients like maple syrup, cinnamon, and black pepper with a surprise addition of rosemary. Because the squash is cut into small cubes, it’s extra crispy!

If you decide to give any of these recipes a try, let us know what you think. We’d also love to see how you’re getting crafty in the kitchen with your basket, so be sure to share your favorite recipes below. 

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