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Roasted Carrots, Potatoes and Shallots

By: Co+op, stronger together

Recipe Information

Total Time: 55 minutes; 10 minutes active
Servings: 6

Give yourself a break from intense preparation with this amazingly simple and devilishly easy recipe from our friends at Stronger Together. With organic russet potatoes at just $3.99 for a 5lb bag, it’s a great time to crank up the oven and enjoy some tasty roasted roots. We recommend trying this recipe with local shallots from WSU Organic Farm — they are absolutely delicious right now!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots

  • 1 pound red potatoes, halved or quartered

  • 5 to 6 shallots, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Pinch each of salt and black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Preparation

Heat the oven to 450°F. If carrots are large, slice them into halves or thirds. Toss the carrots, potatoes and shallots with the oil, salt and pepper, then spread on a large sheet pan. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven, stir in the thyme and balsamic vinegar and return the pan to the oven to roast for another 10 to 15 minutes until the veggies are tender and browned. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Serving Suggestion

These savory vegetables are a delicious accompaniment to nutty tempeh, turkey burgers or roast chicken. Or top a spinach salad with the warm veggies and a sprinkle of blue cheese.

Prosciutto and Grilled Nectarine Salad

By: Co+op, stronger together

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Grilling caramelizes and intensifies the sweetness of nectarines in this outstanding salad. It can easily be made vegetarian or vegan, too. Check out our suggestion for prosciutto substitutes in the tips section.

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Ingredients

  • 6 nectarines, halved and pitted

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cups arugula

  • 1 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped

  • 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped

Preparation

  1. Heat the grill to high. Brush the cut sides of the pitted nectarines with olive oil. When the grill grate is hot, use tongs and paper towels to rub vegetable oil on the grate. Place the nectarines, cut side down, on the grill. Cook until marked, about 2 minutes, then turn. Cook for 1 minute longer, just to soften. Remove to a plate to cool.

  2. In a cup, whisk the remaining olive oil, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Reserve. In a large salad bowl, place the arugula and basil and about half of the dressing and toss to mix. Top with prosciutto and grilled nectarines. Drizzle the remaining dressing over it all and serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion

This sweet and salty salad makes a great accompaniment to grilled chicken kebabs, for a colorful, satisfying meal with lots of bold flavors. Add extra nectarines to the grill; slice into wedges and refrigerate for a delicious topping to your breakfast bowl, or serve with ice cream.

Tips & Notes

There are many ways to make this salad vegetarian or vegan. Try any of these in place of the prosciutto:

  • For a vegetarian option, try cubed soft cheeses like mozzarella, brie or fontina

  • For a vegan option, try any type of olives or nuts like pistachios, almonds or walnuts (with or without salt or toasting)

Nutritional Information

200 calories, 11 g. fat, 10 mg. cholesterol, 600 mg. sodium, 19 g. carbohydrate, 4 g. fiber, 3 g. protein