Veggie Co-op Week 2

We just got our second round of produce from our local produce co-op, Urban Acres, YUM!

This week’s lot included all local, organic produce. We had squash, zucchini, cucumbers, mini plum tomatoes, onions, baby red potatoes, peaches, cantaloupe and beets? (i think they’re beets)

I made whole wheat linguine with yellow squash & zucchini along with my mother’s tomato & cucumber salad. Both recipes took under 20 min combined! That’s one of my favorite things about cooking vegetarian, it’s fast!

Whole wheat pasta with Yellow squash & Zucchini

Whole Wheat linguine with Yellow Squash & Zucchini (2-3 servings)

  • 3 oz. whole wheat linguine
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tb grated parmesan (optional)
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Boil pasta in salted water for 6 minutes.  Add chopped zucchini & squash to boiling pasta.  Continue to boil until pasta & veggies are cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
Drain pasta, reserving a little water with the pasta.  This will act as your sauce.
Toss pasta with parmesan and red pepper.

Mom's Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Mom’s Tomato & Cucumber Salad (2-3 servings)
  • 2 large tomatoes or 1/2 pint of baby tomatoes, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large cucumber, halved & sliced (peeling optional)
  • 1/4 of yellow onion, sliced thinly (optional)
  • 1.5 Tb white vinegar*
  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
*can substitute white wine, red wine, balsamic, or champagne vinegars
Mix veggies in large bowl.  Pour vinegar and oil over veggies.  Add salt & pepper.  Mix well.
Taste & add more vinegar or salt if still bland. (I gave my best estimate in the measurements, but I usually just eyeball it)
1 comment
  1. Bobi said:

    The tomato and cucumber salad is my all time favorite salad and especially in the summer with all the yummy ripe tomatoes available. I think it goes with almost anything u make.

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