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sinfully sweet campari® – Recipe

Roasted Campari Bloody Mary
roasted campari bloody mary
Ingredients
  • 3½ pounds Village Farms sinfully sweet campari® tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ cup water, plus additional if needed
  • 2½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 16 ounces vodka
  • Celery stalks, cooked cocktail shrimp, lemon wedges, olives, and/or Village Farms true rebel mix® tomatoes, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut campari tomatoes in half and divide between two rimmed baking pans. Drizzle campari tomatoes with oil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Use hands to toss until all campari tomatoes are coated in oil, then turn them so cut sides are facing down. Transfer pans to oven and bake 45 minutes or until campari tomatoes are very soft and tomato skins are shriveled. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully pull skins off tomatoes and discard. Transfer campari tomatoes and any accumulated juices to blender. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, dill, lemon juice, horseradish, celery seeds, lime juice, sriracha, paprika, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add additional water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Taste mixture and adjust seasonings and spices to suit your taste. Transfer mixture to covered container or jar and refrigerate until chilled, or up to 5 days.
  3. Fill 8 pint glasses with ice. Add 2 ounces vodka to each glass; top with Bloody Mary mix. Stir well and serve with desired garnishes.

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cherry no. 9 fall in love again® – Recipe

Zucchini Spaghettini
zucchini “spaghettini”
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Yields: 4 portions
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Begin by washing all fresh vegetables. Using a spiral slicer, cut all of the zucchini into spaghetti (there are many inexpensive spiral slicers on the market).
  2. Grate Parmigiano cheese, coarsely chop parsley, and cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Lightly toast the pine nuts in a dry pan.
  4. Mix together the ricotta and tomato paste; reserve.
  5. Lightly heat up the cherry tomato crudo sauce.
  6. Toss the raw zucchini “spaghetti” with the warm tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, and chopped parsley.
  7. Add in the Parmigiano and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Plate spaghetti and top each dish with toasted pine nuts and a dollop of the roasted tomato ricotta.
  9. This dish can also be served raw and chilled as a refreshing summer salad.
cherry tomato "crudo" sauce
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Yields: 1 liter
Approx. prep time: 5 min
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor - purée until smooth.
  2. Ideally, allow sauce to rest for 2–3 hours for the flavors to better assimilate, but it can be served immediately as well.

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eggplant – Recipe

Eggplant Melanzana

eggplant melanzana
Author: 
Yields: 4 portions
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large Village Farms eggplant
  • 2 liters Chunky heavenly san marzano sauce (see recipe below)
  • ½ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Cornstarch
  • 2 cups Sourdough bread, stale
  • ¼ cup Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, coarsely shaved with a carrot peeler
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ½ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Begin by washing all the fresh vegetables;
  2. Cut the eggplant into ½” thick discs - pat with salt and set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Chop the parsley and grate the Parmesan.
  4. Wipe salt off of the eggplant with a paper towel, and brush with half of the olive oil; reserve the other half of oil for the sautéing later.
  5. Grill the eggplant on a hot BBQ or grill pan until the outside is charred and the center is soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. Mix the flour, cornstarch, chopped parsley, stale bread, and Parmesan cheese in a food processor and transfer to a bowl in preparation for breading the eggplant.
  7. Crack both eggs into another bowl and stir with a fork.
  8. Dip the eggplant into the egg mixture and coat thoroughly, then transfer to the breading mixture and pack breadcrumbs on firmly.
  9. Repeat by dipping the breaded eggplant into the egg mixture, then once more into the breadcrumbs to add another layer of breading.
  10. Once breaded, arrange eggplant slices onto a baking sheet and chill in the oven 10–15 minutes to set up firm.
  11. Meanwhile, prepare or heat up your chunky heavenly san marzano tomato sauce and hold warm until its time to plate.
  12. In a large sauté pan, heat up the remaining olive oil. Once heated, place the eggplant cutlets down to sear. Be sure to allow each side to form a crisp, golden crust (approximately one minute for each side).
  13. Transfer the finished eggplant cutlets to a baking sheet and hold warm in the oven until you’re ready to plate and serve.
  14. To plate, spoon the warm tomato sauce in the middle of your plate, then alternate by piling on the eggplant cutlets, shavings of Parmesan cheese, and more tomato sauce. Enjoy.

chunky heavenly san marzano sauce
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Yields: 2 liters<br> <br>Approx prep time: 30 min
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Dice the onions to a small (1/2") dice.
  2. Chop all of the mini san marzano tomatoes into 3–4 coins by cutting them on the cross section.
  3. Warm up the olive oil in a sauté pan, then add in ⅔ of the chopped tomatoes.
  4. Simmer on medium heat, just the slightest boil, for 30–40 minutes.
  5. Blend directly in the pan with a stick blender until broken down but not smooth (or transfer to food processor/blender to purée, then return to pan).
  6. Add the remaining raw chopped mini san marzano tomatoes to the sauce and simmer 10 more minutes.
  7. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper, if needed.

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cabernet estate reserve™ – Recipe

diver-scallops
diver scallops with pancetta, pumpkin seeds & cabernet estate reserve™ tomato coulis
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Yields: 4 portions Approx prep time: 30 min
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 ea Diver Scallops
  • 16 slices Pancetta, thinly sliced (ask your deli)
  • ½ cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 ea Fennel bulb
  • 1 ea Lime, juice & zest
  • 2 cups Cabernet estate reserve™ tomato coulis (recipe below)
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Pat the scallops dry and pull of the small abductor muscle on the side if its still attached. (little tough rectangle that’s sometimes on the side of the scallop, peels off easily)
  2. Slice the raw fennel thinly and reserve in ice water until serving time. (save the green fronds for garnish as well).
  3. Lay the pancetta discs out flat on a baking sheet on parchment paper or wax paper.
  4. Bake the pancetta at 300° for 8-10 minutes, keeping an eye on them, this one’s very particular - you want them crispy but every pancetta will act differently depending on how fatty or thick it is. You can take them out when they’re a nice dark roasted colour even if they’re not totally crisp yet because they will crisp up more as they cool.
  5. Once the pancettas are done, transfer them to a paper towel to ensure they stay crisp.
  6. Heat up a sauté pan, dry without any oil.
  7. Quickly toast the pumpkin seeds in the dry pan then reserve them.
  8. Return the hot pan to the heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil.
  9. Season the scallops with salt and pepper, and add to the hot pan- don’t move them at all for 1 minute.
  10. Flip the scallops and give them another minute of searing on that side, then pull the pan off the heat and let them sit in the pan as it cools to gently continue to cook. You can remove them at any point depending on how you like them done; if you pull them out right away you should have a nice medium-rare scallop.
  11. Once you’ve removed the scallops from the pan and placed them somewhere warm to rest for a few minutes, add the cabernet estate coulis to the pan to heat it up and prepare to plate.
  12. To plate the scallops, first pool ¼ cup of the tomato coulis in the center of the plate, then stack up the seared scallops, shaved raw fennel, and pancetta discs into a tidy tower or jumbled pile, as you see fit.
  13. Zest and juice a lime over the 4 dishes to finish.
cabernet estate reserve™ tomato coulis
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Yields: Sauce for 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs (1 lb) Village Farms cabernet estate reserve™ tomatoes
  • ½ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp Extra black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
  • ¼ cup Basil
  • 1 sprig Thyme (pick all of the leaves from the stem, discard stem)
Instructions
  1. Place tomatoes on a baking sheet and bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer tomatoes and any juice directly to a blender or food processor.
  3. Add olive oil, thyme leaves, and basil, and purée until smooth.
  4. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Serve immediately, or cool and set aside to serve chilled or reheated later.

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sinfully sweet campari® – Recipe

VF Stuffed Campari
grilled ratatouille stuffed mini campari tomatoes
Author: 
Yields: 4 portions Approx. prep time: 30 min
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Hollow out the campari tomatoes by cutting off the tops and scooping out the interiors with a small spoon. Reserve the juice, core, and seeds.
  2. Preheat a grill pan or bbq.
  3. Cut the onion, peppers, zucchini, and eggplant into halves and quarters.
  4. Brush them with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Grill the fresh vegetables by placing them cut side down on the grill and not moving them for 2 minutes.
  6. Only grill the one side, then remove the fresh vegetables from the grill. Allow to cool.
  7. Finely dice all fresh vegetables, and combine in a large mixing bowl.
  8. Add the campari tomato vinaigrette to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  9. Add chopped mint and parsley.
  10. Add crumbled feta. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Stuff the hollowed out campari tomatoes with the seasoned grilled vegetables.
  12. Serve individually or platter up more of the salad and serve the tomatoes over top “family style”.
campari tomato vinaigrette
Author: 
Yields: 1 cup
Approx. prep time: 5 min
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Campari tomato seeds & water
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup White wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

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cherry no. 9 fall in love again® – Recipe

VF Cherry Cabernet Burrata
roasted cherry and cabernet tomatoes with burrata and basil
Author: 
Yields: 4 portions Approx. prep time: 30 min
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500°F - Broil; move a rack to the top.
  2. Brush the cherry tomatoes with a bit of the olive oil, and lay them out one layer deep on a sheet pan.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast under the broiler on the top rack until the cherry tomatoes get some charring and start to blister.
  5. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, then transfer to a platter.
  6. Add the burrata to the platter, cut it open, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Drizzle the cheese and cherry tomatoes with the remaining olive oil.
  8. Hand tear fresh basil and scatter over the salad.

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sinfully sweet campari® – Recipe

Campari Tomato Toast
pa amb tomàquet (tomato rubbed toast) with campari tomatoes, ricotta, peas, & chorizo
Author: 
Yields: 12 crostini
Approx. prep time: 20 min
 
Ingredients
  • ½ lb Village Farms sinfully sweet campari® tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Baguette
  • ½ lb Chorizo sausage, dry cured
  • 1 cup Ricotta
  • 1 cup English peas
  • ¼ cup Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 head Garlic
  • 1 Lemon, juice and zest
  • ½ tsp Peperoncino chili flakes
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. Cut chorizo sausage into small diced cubes.
  3. Chop parsley and mint, fold half into the ricotta and reserve the rest for garnish.
  4. Zest the lemon into the ricotta and reserve the remaining lemon/juice to finish.
  5. Cut baguette into cross sections 1” thick and place on a sheet pan.
  6. Drizzle baguette slices with half of your olive oil.
  7. Toast baguette slices in oven at high heat until brown and crusty, 3–5 minutes.
  8. Rub each crusty slice of bread 2–3 swipes with a raw garlic clove.
  9. Cut Campari tomatoes in half and rub the cut surface of the tomato onto the crusty bread until it's mashed down to a paste on the bread. Do this for all the baguettes and lay them out on a sheet pan.
  10. Top each baguette slice with a dollop of the herbed ricotta. Pat down a flat spot, then drop a tablespoon each of diced chorizo and peas directly onto the ricotta.
  11. Top with the remaining lemon juice, chopped mint, and parsley.
  12. Season with salt and pepper, and transfer to a serving platter.

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cabernet estate reserve™ – Recipe

Pasta alla Norma
pasta alla norma – penne with grilled eggplant, salted ricotta & cabernet estate reserve™ tomatoes
Author: 
Yields: 4 portions
Approx prep time: 45 min
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag Village Farms cabernet estate reserve™ tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup Onions
  • 1 large Eggplant
  • 1 tbsp Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Capers
  • ½ cup Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp Peperoncino chili flakes
  • ½ cup Salted ricotta (can substitute Pecorino)
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 lb Penne pasta, cooked
Instructions
  1. Put on a pot of boiling salted water and cook pasta as you work through the prep work.
  2. Slice eggplant into 1" thick slices. Brush liberally with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and chilies.
  3. Preheat grill pan (could be substituted with bbq or heavy skillet).
  4. Once at high heat, grill/sear eggplant until you get char marks or good caramelization.
  5. Dice the grilled/seared eggplant into 1" cubes and reserve.
  6. Dice onions, and rough chop the parsley – reserve
  7. Mince capers and garlic to a fine dice – reserve.
  8. Preheat sauté pan to medium heat. Add ¼ cup olive oil.
  9. Sweat onions, capers, and garlic until translucent.
  10. Add the Cabernet tomatoes – sauté 5 minutes on medium heat.
  11. Transfer ½ of the tomatoes and onions to another bowl and purée with a hand blender – reserve.
  12. Add the eggplant and parsley to the pan – sauté on high heat for 2 minutes, then add tomato purée.
  13. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.
  14. Toss with cooked pasta. Finish with salted ricotta and another ounce of olive oil.

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true rebel mix® – Recipe

True Rebel Grilled Salmon
grilled salmon with confit roasted true rebel mix® tomatoes and spicy broccolini
Author: 
Yields: 4 portions <br>Approx. prep time: 1 hour
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Village Farms true rebel mix® tomatoes
  • 1½ cups Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sprig Fresh rosemary
  • 1 lb Broccolini
  • 1 tsp Peperoncino chili flakes
  • 4 6oz Wild salmon portions
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Brush the salmon with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Brush the broccolini with olive oil, salt, pepper and peperoncino flakes.
  4. Warm the remaining olive oil in a casserole dish or small sauté pan on the stovetop.
  5. Add the tomatoes, rosemary, and peperoncino flakes to the oil; transfer to oven.
  6. Cook tomatoes in oven for 45 minutes. Keep tomatoes warm in oven until ready to serve, or reheat later if preparing dish in advance.
  7. Preheat a grill pan, bbq, or heavy skillet to high heat.
  8. Grill or sear broccolini until cooked al dente. Remove from heat — reserve.
  9. Grill or sear salmon to your preference (roughly 6-8 minutes for medium rare to well done).
  10. Place tomatoes in a shallow bowl and top with roughly chopped parsley.
  11. Place the broccolini down first and top with salmon.
  12. Finish with a few tablespoons of the warm olive oil from the cooked tomatoes ladled over top.

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heavenly villagio marzano® – Recipe

Spaghetti-Broccoli-Rabe

Freddy’s spaghetti with broccoli rabe
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Yields: Pasta for 4 people
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Broccoli rabe
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Clean the broccoli rabe by stripping off the outer leaves and clipping off the bottom ½˝ of the stem.
  3. Blanch in the boiling water for approximately 2 minutes, then transfer to ice water to chill rapidly and stop the cooking.
  4. Reserve for finishing with the spaghetti.

sauce
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Yields: Sauce for 4 people
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put a pot of boiling salted water back on the heat in preparation for cooking the spaghetti.
  2. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan to medium heat.
  3. Add the onions, garlic, chilies, and anchovy.
  4. Simmer on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  5. Add the mini san marzano tomatoes, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 more minutes while you cook your spaghetti.

spaghetti
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Yields: Pasta for 4 people
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Spaghetti
Instructions
  1. Immerse your spaghetti in rapidly boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Throw the broccoli rabe in with the spaghetti for the last minute of the cooking to reheat it.
  3. Drain the pasta. Toss the spaghetti and broccoli in with the sautéed onions, garlic, anchovy, tomatoes, and chilies.
  4. Finish by tossing with extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano when serving.

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cherry no. 9 fall in love again® – Recipe

Cherry tomatoes

cherry tomato & grilled eggplant bruschetta with albacore tuna tartare
Author: 
Yields: 12 bruschetta
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut baguette into ½˝ thick slices (crosswise) to make bruschetta toasts.
  3. Drizzle toasts with olive oil and bake in oven 5–10 minutes until golden (maintaining a soft center).
  4. Slice eggplant lengthwise into ½˝ thick slices; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.
  5. Grill eggplant on a BBQ grill or cast-iron grill pan.
  6. Cool, cut into ½˝ cubes and reserve.
  7. Cut cherry tomatoes into quarters. Transfer to large bowl.
  8. Add vinegar, olive oil, eggplant, red onion, capers, parsley, and basil.
  9. Check seasoning and heap onto bruschetta toasts.
  10. Drizzle with additional olive oil just prior to serving.

albacore tuna tartare
Author: 
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut red pepper and cherry tomatoes into ½˝ cubes. Transfer to large bowl.
  2. Dice fresh tuna into ½˝ cubes; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.
  3. Gently fold tuna, peppers, and tomatoes together in mixing bowl.
  4. Add olive oil, lemon zest, capers, parsley, and basil.
  5. Check seasoning and heap onto bruschetta toasts or transfer directly to plate.
  6. Drizzle with additional olive oil and lemon juice just prior to serving.

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sinfully sweet campari® – Recipe

VF-Campari-Recipe-Roast-Chicken

campari & kale salad
Author: 
Yields: 2 dinner salads
 
Ingredients
  • 1 LB (454 G) – Village Farms sinfully sweet campari® tomatoes
  • 1 Head (225 G) – Kale
  • ½ Head (180 G) – Celery (heart only)
  • ¼ Cup (35 G) – Pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ Cup (35 G) – Sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (16 G) – Hemp hearts
  • ¼ Cup (58 G) – Extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ Cup (60 G) – Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Ea (1 Ea) – Lemon, juice and zest
  • ½ Tsp (1 G) – Black pepper
  • ¼ Tsp (.5 G) – Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Remove outer stalks from a head of lettuce and set aside for use in another dish;
  2. Clean celery core – carefully pick leaves and set aside; cut stalks into 1” batons;
  3. Clean kale and char whole leaves slightly on a BBQ or very hot cast iron pan.
  4. Coarsely chop kale, transfer to a large mixing bowl, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over top.
  5. Cut campari tomatoes into quarters. Transfer to the mixing bowl with the kale.
  6. Add olive oil and vinegar.
  7. Gently fold in celery and all of the seeds.
  8. Season with salt and pepper. Plate individual salads and top with roasted chicken.

roast chicken
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Ea (1 Ea) – Chicken, 3–4 lb, cut into halves
  • ¼ Cup (58 G) – Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tsp (3 G) – Smoked paprika
  • ¼ Tsp (.5 G) – Celery salt
  • ½ Tsp (1 G) – Black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Dry bird thoroughly with paper towel.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, then rub with smoked paprika, celery salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in oven for 25–30 minutes, or until core temperature hits 160°F.
  5. Remove, rest 5 minutes, place over Campari & kale salad.

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baby beefs® – Recipe

Baby Beefsteak Tomatoes

baby beefs® salad
Author: 
Yields: 6 salads
 
Ingredients
  • 1.25 LB (567 G) – Village Farms baby beefs® tomatoes
  • ½ Cup (85 G) – Quinoa, uncooked
  • ¾ Cup (175 G) – Celery hearts & shoots
  • 1 Bunch (200 G) – Grilled kale
  • ¼ Cup (5 G) – Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 Lemon, juice & zest
  • ¼ Cup (60 G) – Apple cider vinaigrette
  • ½ Tsp (1 G) – Black pepper
  • ¼ Tsp (.5 G) – Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place ¾ cup of salted water in a saucepot with a lid and bring to a boil.
  2. Add quinoa to boiling water, replace lid, turn off heat and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Fluff quinoa up with a fork. Cool & reserve.
  4. Clean kale and lightly dress with olive oil & salt.
  5. Zest lemon over kale with a micro-plane or small zester. Cut lemon in half and reserve.
  6. Place dressed kale in a super hot cast iron pan or on a BBQ grill to char slightly;
  7. Squeeze fresh lemon over the charred kale, remove from heat and reserve.
  8. Pick celery hearts, reserving leaves and cutting hearts down into 1” batons. Reserve.
  9. Core Baby Beefs® tomatoes and cut into ½” thick slices, then in half again.
  10. Season celery and beefsteak tomatoes with salt & pepper.
  11. Toss quinoa with apple cider vinaigrette and parsley.
  12. Gently fold beefsteak tomato and celery into quinoa. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  13. Scatter kale down loosely onto plate and top with tomato-quinoa salad.
  14. Drizzle with additional vinaigrette just prior to serving.

apple cider vinaigrette
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp (20 G) – Grain dijon mustard
  • ⅓ Cup (80 G) – Apple cider vinegar
  • ⅔ Cup (145 G) – Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Ea (15 G) – Lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp (1 G) – Sea salt
  • 1 Tsp (1 G) – White pepper (can substitute black pepper also)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients until thoroughly emulsified.
  2. Let stand for minimum 2 hours.
  3. Re-whisk prior to use to re-emulsify.

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juicy beefsteak® – Recipe

Beefsteak Tomatoes
beefsteak tomato, avocado, & onion carpaccio
Yields: 6 salads
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Village Farms juicy beefsteak® tomatoes
  • 1 cup Bacon, finely diced
  • ½ cup Red onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Shallots, finely diced
  • ¼ cup Cornstarch
  • 2 cups Canola oil (for deep frying)
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Coarse sea salt, to taste
  • 3 Ripe avocados
  • ½ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Juice of 2 limes
Instructions
  1. Bake diced bacon in a 375°F oven until crisp and golden; reserve.
  2. Heat canola oil in a deep pot in preparation to deep-fry the parsley and the shallots.
  3. Heat oil until it bubbles when you drop in a parsley leaf.
  4. Fry the parsley in a couple of small batches until crisp.
  5. Transfer to a paper towel–covered plate when done and reserve.
  6. Toss the shallots in cornstarch, taking care to shake off the excess. Fry until golden brown; transfer to a paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Reserve.
  7. Purée ripe avocados in a blender with garlic, olive oil, and lime juice.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste, and reserve.
  9. Slice the beefsteak tomatoes into thin disks and arrange on plates “carpaccio”-style (laid out flat).
  10. Season with salt and pepper, then spread the avocado purée over the tomatoes.
  11. Top the purée with the crisp bacon, raw onions, and fried shallots evenly. Finish by gently placing the fried parsley leaves standing up throughout the carpet of garnish as a finishing touch.
  12. Finish seasoning with sea salt and cracked pepper.

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delectable TOV® – Recipe

Delectable tomatoes on the vine
bloody mary gazpacho with grilled prawns
Yields: 24 servings
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Lightly roast bell peppers, celery, and garlic in a 375°F oven.
  2. Place in a blender with washed tomatoes on the vine (vine removed), cucumber, olive oil, and onion, then blend until smooth. Add cilantro and parsley; blend again.
  3. Add red wine vinegar, celery salt, sea salt, horseradish, and Worcestershire; chill and then serve as cold as possible.
  4. Lightly season fresh local raw prawns with olive oil, lemon zest, and salt and pepper.
  5. Grill to medium-rare.
  6. Serve alongside chilled gazpacho.