Willy Street Co-op Recipes

Rhubarb Compote

Incredible served still slightly warm over simple vanilla ice cream.

Rhubarb Curd Shortbread

This is really two recipes in one: a sweet, tangy rhubarb curd, and a buttery, delicately spiced shortbread. Both are delicious on their own, but put them together with a tad more work and you have a knockout dessert!

Spinach and Ramp Soup

If ramps aren't available, try green garlic, or some chopped leek with a couple of cloves of garlic. This soup is mellow and vegetal and hued a gorgeous bright green.

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Serve as is, or garnish with a chopped hard-boiled egg or a squeeze of lemon. Preparing asparagus simply, with its best friend the lemon, allows it to shine. 

Ramp Pesto

Ramps taste like spring. This pesto can go on everything from pasta to seafood.

Quinoa Salad with Shiitakes and Fennel

If you prepare all your vegetables and herbs beforehand, this dish is fairly quick to put together. The vegetables get deliciously caramelized in the peanut oil.

Cilantro Mint Chutney

This pairs well with Indian dishes, but is also a nice topping for sandwiches and burgers, or as an accompaniment to steamed or roasted vegetables.

Pesto with Parsley and Almonds

Use this recipe as a starting point. Toast the almonds if you like, or use walnuts or pine nuts instead. If you have other herbs on hand, add them to the parsley. This is of course delicious on pasta, but try it on roasted potatoes or lightly steamed vegetables.

Mango Salsa

Such a good replacement for the usual tomato salsa! Eat with tortilla chips, on tacos, or with grilled fish or chicken.

Kumquat Poppy Seed Scones

Kumquats make a short appearance in the produce department, so when they're here, be sure to pick some up. There's nothing like their tart and bright flavor!

Kumquat and Dried Cherry Chutney

This vividly colored chutney is sweet, tart and tangy. Serve it on crackers or bread for an appetizer, or alongside pork or roast chicken.

Quick and Simple Kumquat Marmalade

If you've never tried your hand at making jam, this is a simple recipe to get you started, and is endlessly adaptable. You can add cinnamon, star anise, cloves, or cardamom. The marmalade will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Celery Rémoulade

This dish is quite popular in France and is made using celery root, a vegetable that's underutilized in the States. If you're not familiar with it, this dish is sure to make you a fan.

Avocado Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

The carrot ginger-dressing is a snap to make and is the perfect complement to the salad's creamy avocado and soft Bibb lettuce. You'll have extra dressing which works out well because you'll want to pour it on everything!

Jeremy's Wine Roast

This dish was created by Jeremy Johnson, Willy West's Meat Manager Extraordinaire. A nice hands-off recipe, this is great served with mashed potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes.


A cool soup for a hot summer day that uses a variety of fresh garden vegetables.

Winter Citrus Salad with Honey Dressing

Citrus is at its peak in the middle of winter, and that's just when you need a bright sunny dish like this salad. Use any combination of citrus you like - just be sure to use sweet citrus fruit rather than sour. You may also want to try adding a pinch of black pepper or cayenne.