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[Week 22] Vegetables That Make Great Sauce + 6 More Recipes to Make this Week
Also: Roasted Parsnips with Chili-Honey Butter, Rutabaga, Turnips & More
Hello Farm Share Friends,
Have you ever opened your vegetable bin only to find your once rock-hard beets have turned soft?
It’s always a little crushing when this happens, but don’t despair. Past-prime beets still have a purpose, and a delicious one, too: sauce.
Several years ago after the release of Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook, a recipe for pink spaghetti with beet and ricotta sauce became a viral sensation. Maybe you’ve made it?
I made it for the first time yesterday and was so pleased by how quickly it came together and by how tasty it was — no one would suspect that a pair of tired, squishy beets was behind that brilliant-hued, sweet and earthy purée.
Incidentally, I used half the amount of ricotta (1 cup as opposed to 2) and tossed it with roasted spaghetti squash. This is a terrible photo, but don’t let that deter you. The original recipe calls for parmesan, basil, toasted walnuts, and lemon zest, all of which sound delicious. Find the recipe here: Pink Spaghetti.
This is what the dish should look like:
Two More Vegetables As Sauce Recipes
Joshua McFadden’s Kale Sauce Pasta: This is another viral hit that I’ve only just gotten around to making. I used past-prime kale, and it worked just fine.
Butternut Squash Sauce: I’ve shared this recipe a number of times here, but given the theme of today’s newsletter, I’m including it again.
Friends, what other vegetables have you successfully transformed into sauce?
Yesterday we received hino kobu turnips, which I will likely pickle later today… unless you have a better idea?
We also received rutabaga, parsnips, and collards, three vegetables I have few ideas for. As always, your suggestions are always so helpful and inspiring. Please share any thoughts you have… thank you!
Week 21 Vegetables
Hino Kobu Turnips → Turnip Recipes
Collard Greens → Collar Greens Recipes
Rutabaga → Rutabaga Recipes (Help!)
Beets → Beet Recipes
Parsnips → Parsnip Recipes
Sweet Potatoes → Sweet Potato Recipes
Onions → Onion Recipes
Broccoli → Broccoli Recipes
Potatoes → Potato Recipes
Find recipes for all the vegetables here → Farm Share Vegetables
6 More Recipes to Make this Week
This Simply Recipes recipe for mashed rutabaga with sour cream and dill looks wonderful:
Roasted Parsnips with Chili Honey Butter (Love this one.)
Collard Greens Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash (This would be good with roasted sweet potatoes or parsnips, too.)
Fellow Farm Sharers: Please share in the comments links to recipes you are loving for your farm share vegetables! Tips, questions, and suggestions are always welcome, too. Enjoy your vegetables! 🥦🥬🥒🌶🌽🥕 See you next week :)