Willy Street Co-op Recipes

White Bean, Chard and Pasta Soup

"This recipe is from my friend Carrie Birrer, who used to own Florio Bakery in Portland. The combination of garlicky greens and white beans is delicious; just don't let it sit around on the stove too long after making it, as the greens will turn to sludge. My rendition of this recipe calls for fewer anchovies and a pinch of red pepper flakes; adjust both according to your own taste."

Radish Top Soup

“Don't throw out your radish greens. Believe it or not, those fuzzy leaves can be transformed into a smooth green soup, with a hint of watercress flavor.”

Radish Curry

A radish curry? What a delightful combination!

Citrus radish confit

"This confit is a sweet, sharp and slightly peppery relish, with a glorious pink colour. Try it with fish, with meat (it's lovely with lamb) and even with bread and cheese."

Prosciutto Arugula Salad Rolls

These delightful rolls are simply slices of prosciutto wrapped around a bit of lightly dressed arugula salad - an easy and tempting appetizer.

Arugula and Pear Salad

The butterhead lettuce and arugula combine with the pears and walnuts to make a slightly sweet but very sumptuous salad.

Sweet and Sour Ramps

“This is a really easy way to enjoy ramps (also known as wild leeks) in springtime. The origins of this recipe are Italian, where they call this method, agrodolce, or sweet-and-sour. How easy is this? It’s just sauteed ramps or baby leeks, simmered in a mixture of white wine vinegar and honey.”

Salad Of Sorrel, Endive And Mushrooms With Walnut Dressing

“This earthy salad recipe is adapted from Elizabeth Schneider's Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables (Perennial Library 1986). The sourness of the sorrel and bitterness of the endive are countered by the sweetness of balsamic vinegar and walnuts.” – NPR.com

Sorrel Soup

Don’t cook sorrel for extended periods of time in cast iron pots/pans… the acidity of the sorrel reacts with the iron and creates a metallic-tasting dish!

Miso Soup with Mushrooms, Snow Peas and Tofu

Enjoy this savory miso soup as an appetizer or a main course. The tofu makes this dish more substantial, while the snow peas give it a springtime flavor that is sure to make your taste buds happy!

Caramelized Grilled Pineapple

Spring is in the air and I for one am ready to head outside and fire up the grill! Be sure to hold onto this gem for more grilling throughout the summer.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Here’s a crucial tip: don’t use hot rice!! This is the perfect dish to use on that day old rice you have lying around in the fridge. I highly recommend using short grain brown rice- it gives it a sumptuous, chewy texture.