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Shaved-Squash Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini Blossoms, Ricotta, and Thyme Oil

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 generous handful fresh thyme sprigs (about 3/4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 baby zucchini (3 ounces total), thinly shaved on a mandoline
  • 4 baby pattypan squashes (a mixture of yellow and green; 3 ounces total), thinly shaved on a mandoline
  • 4 ounces mixed teardrop or cherry small tomatoes, cut in half crosswise (1 cup)
  • 6 zucchini blossoms, halved or quartered if large
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn if large, plus more for sprinkling (optional)
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 ounces fresh ricotta (1/3 cup)
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Turnip and Baby Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Time:50 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 bunches baby turnips with greens (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, greens reserved, turnips cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 4 cups baby spinach, washed well
  • 1 ounce bacon (about 2 slices), thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
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Rolled Chicken Breasts with Almond-Mint Pesto and Zucchini

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce whole blanched almonds (about 1/4 cup)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 medium shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups loosely packed fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup finely grated pecorino cheese (about 1 ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Olive-oil cooking spray
  • 3 medium zucchini (about 6 ounces each), cut into 3-by-1/2-inch strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
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Whole Branzino in Grape Leaves with Zucchini, Olives, and Mint

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced and 1 sliced into wedges
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped green olives
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 whole branzino (10 to 12 ounces each), scaled, gutted, and cleaned
  • 8 brined grape leaves, stems removed (about 1 ounce; kalustyans.com)
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Penne with Lobster, Corn, Zucchini, and Arugula

Ingredients
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 piece (1 inch long) fresh ginger, sliced
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 live lobsters (1 1/4 pounds each)
  • Salt
  • 8 ounces penne, or garganelli
  • 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 4 small zucchini (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 ears corn, shaved from the cob
  • 2 arugula, stems trimmed, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram leaves
  • 1 ounce freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Olive-oil cooking spray
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Multigrain English Muffins

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup warm water (115 degrees)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast (from one 1/4-ounce envelope)
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons whole flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup coarse cornmeal
  • Preserves, for serving (optional)
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Mizuna Salad with Kohlrabi and Pomegranate Seeds

Ingredients
  • 2 large celery stalks
  • 1 medium kohlrabi bulb (8 ounces), trimmed and peeled
  • 1 small pomegranate
  • 3 1/2 cups mizuna (3 ounces) or other tender, bitter salad greens such as arugula or dandelion
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
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Steel-Cut Oats with Orange, Pomegranate Seeds, Pepitas, and Maple Syrup

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Cornflake-Crusted Chicken with Red Cabbage Slaw and Rutabaga Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 1 large (about 8 ounces) Idaho potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Four 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed
  • 1 small red cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 medium rutabaga, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more for cooking water
  • 2 cups unsweetened cornflakes, chopped (not ground) in food processor
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk, plus 1/2 cup low-fat (1 percent)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
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Doughless Pot Stickers

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted-sesame oil
  • 3 small Thai chiles, 2 thinly sliced and 1 finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely grated
  • 2 large scallions, 1 finely chopped and 1 thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1 pound ground turkey (92 percent lean)
  • 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cleaned, caps thinly sliced
  • 24 Boston lettuce leaves (from 2 heads; large leaves halved)
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