Willy Street Co-op Recipes

Beer-Braised Pork Shoulder

This recipe is meant to be a guide: you can add different liquids, vegetables, and seasonings - it's a very forgiving recipe. If you'd like to use a slow cooker instead of a Dutch oven, be sure to reduce the liquid so that it doesn't boil over.

Carnitas with Tomatillo Salsa

Carnitas basically cooks itself. After four hours in the oven with garlic and chilies, it's packed with flavor and makes a great meal served with warm corn tortillas and all the fixings.

Green Garlic Chicken

This golden, savory chicken cooked in a skillet with fresh herbs is a perfect spring dinner.

Strawberries in Wine with Mascarpone Cream

Strawberries macerated in red wine make a decidedly grown-up dessert. The recipe requires minimal effort, just a little foresight. Make the mascarpone cream shortly before you'd like to serve it.

Pickled Ramps

Ramps are also know as wild leeks, and are similar to onion and garlic smashed together. These quick refrigerator pickles intensify their crunch, sharp bite, and pungent flavor.

Ham and Asparagus Strata

This breakfast casserole filled with cubes of ham and asparagus spears is easy to make, but looks elegant, and would be great for a weekend brunch.


Jalapeño Poppers

Spicy peppers cool down with a creamy bean and cheese filling in this healthier version of jalapeño poppers.

Black Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

Quickly steamed sugar snap peas are tossed in sesame oil and sprinkled with black sesame seeds for a bright and crunchy side dish.

Zucchini and Ricotta Galette

Zucchini and ricotta are nestled in a deliciously flaky and soft free-form crust in this straightforward galette. Good served hot out of the oven or at room temperature.

Summer Cucumber Soup

This cool, summer soup was insired by Bulgarian tarator, a soup made with yogurt, cucumbers, dill, garlic, and walnuts. This version skips the yogurt in favor of almond milk for a packed-with-flavor, refreshing dish.

Purple Coconut Rice

Purple rice cooks up sticky and very slightly sweet. It's delicious in this coconut rice recipe, topped with crispy fried shallots and toasted cashews. 

Tassajara Warm Red Cabbage Salad

Served warm in winter and fall, or cool or at room temperature in the summer months, this is a people-pleasing salad that will show up on your table all year round.

Nothing Muffins

This is the closely guarded, secret recipe for the Willy Street Co-op's famous Nothing Muffins!

Smoky Guacamole

The secret ingredient in this guacamole is smoky and rich mole sauce. Just a little turns regular guacamole into something very special!

Pancakes with Lemon and Sugar

These delicate pancakes turn out thin and light, and are topped with a generous squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of sugar.

Nutty Maple Granola

Making granola is easier than you might think, and it's so satisfying to have jars of the homemade stuff in your pantry. In this version, nuts and oats are lightly coated in olive oil and maple syrup, which results in a deep and complex flavor.

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Burgers

Hearty portabella mushrooms are great for BBQs since they're sturdy enough to hold up on the grill. This version, served loaded with red onion, tomato, avocado, and Swiss cheese, calls for marinating the caps in a balsamic and soy sauce mixture for maximum flavor.