At the height of summer, fresh vegetables abound in our gardens, our neighborhood grocery stores and farmers’ markets. In addition to seasonal produce, an array of herbs are widely available in the balmier months. Herbs like basil, chives, parsley and sage thrive this time of year due to the typically drier and hotter climate. Our friends at North Shore Living Herbs® grow a variety of fresh seasonings that will surely boost flavor to your summer cuisine. Experiment this August by trying your hand at the following recipes that combine herbs and our line of products.
Bon Appetit’s Grilled Watermelon Salad includes exotic ingredients like pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) and queso fresco, which are balanced by fresh greens and charred juicy fruit. Add North Shore Living Herbs® Basil and our Living Watercress to the innovative salad!
Are you a pasta lover who can’t live without your favorite starch even in the heat? Try Saveur’s summer twist on bolognese. Bright cherry tomatoes and a sweet wine sauce replaces cream and marinara to lighten up the classic dish. North Shore Living Herbs® Basil and Thyme will heighten the pasta’s flavor and vibrant colors. To round out the meal, whip up this Epicurious-inspired Living Butter Lettuce, Parsley and Mint Salad. Talk about a symphony of flavors for your taste buds!
You’ve probably read that our Living Butter Lettuce and Watercress contain a number of essential vitamins and minerals. But did you know that many herbs and spices are also beneficial to a well-balanced diet? Combine Hollandia Produce products and North Shore Living Herbs® like in the above recipes for the ultimate healthy meal!