Life gives you bitter arugula? Make pesto! It was the perfect project to give my new (and oh, so pretty) Vitamix a whirl. The end result had me licking my fingers, as I scraped every last drop out of the blender.
This soup is layered with flavor, it epitomizes the green sprouting shoots of spring. The bright color alone announces that winter is left behind. Tangy feta, pureed sweet peas, spicy jalapeno and earthy savory, combined with the pop of fresh whole peas, is a celebration of texture and flavor and well, spring.
I discovered my first harvest of Shishito peppers. Have you had them? They are incredible. These Japanese peppers are thin, mild and tasty and every so often you find a semi spicy one, which is a little treat all unto itself. I normally grow them in the summer so I was surprised to find them so early in the season.
Recently, I created this green garlic salad dressing or dip and couple of nights ago, I served it to some friends for dinner. They wanted the recipe, so I figured why not pass it on to you too? It’s tangy, garlicky and keeps you coming back for more.