Willy Street Co-op Recipes

Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies

These cookies with a trace of lemony-flavored basil are perfect for tea parties and special gifts. Garnish a platter of them with fresh basil sprigs, unless you’d like to keep your guests guessing about the secret ingredient.

Eggplant Burgers

"A delicious late summer meatless grill - or make it under the broiler. You might need a knife and fork to eat these hearty sandwiches."

Jicama-Melon Fruit Salad

Jicama and honeydew melon feature prominently in this fresh salad bringing fruit and vegetable together for a tangy treat.

Herbed Tomato Sandwich

"Crusty, strong-textured ciabatta is the ideal bread. The holes drink in the juice, but the bread is strong enough that it won't fall apart. These big stuffed breads look great, taste great, and are invariably messy to eat. Tomatoes of choice are Brandywines, Striped Germans, Carmellos, and Costoluto Genovese." - Deborah Madison

Chunky Guacamole

Mexico City native Richard Sandoval makes his guacamole tableside in a mortar and pestle and serves it with hot, superthin tortilla chips and salsa.

Megan's Basil Pesto

This pesto can be frozen so that you can enjoy it well into the winter months. Freeze in small ziploc bags or glass jars (leave some space at the top if you use jars). For variations, try substituting the basil for parsley, and the pine nuts for walnuts.

Zuni Cafe Zucchini Pickles

Plentiful throughout the summer, zucchini are a prime candidate for pickling. You'll be rewarded with brilliantly-flavored and -colored pickles.

Summer Squash Gratin

Be sure to slice your potatoes as thin as possible! Slice them too thick and you'll have trouble cooking them through since the squash will cook up more quickly.

Cilantro-Lime Rice

This rice, with its fragrant hint of lime and cilantro, makes a fine side dish.

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.

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