I’m excited to unveil some fresh new dishes from our Deli Service case! Come by our Markets, talk to our cooks and try them out. We’d love to hear what you think.
First, a new Red Rice Salad. I love red rice for its texture, taste and nutritional density. And during this time of year it feels fitting to pair it with Orach (or “purple passion” spinach). Orach has three times the vitamin A of normal spinach, as well as a beautiful minerality that makes it a perfect accompaniment to earthy red rice, crunchy toasted hazelnuts and sweet, jammy apricots. To top all of that off, I’ve chosen a bright winter citrus vinaigrette that nicely ties these flavors together.
Red Rice Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts, Apricots, Orach
and Winter Citrus Vinaigrette
Red rice, apricot, hazelnuts, celery, spring onion, parsley, orach, salt and pepper, extra virgin olive oil, rice grain oil, Meyer lemon, orange, honey, Champagne vinegar, Dijon
Asparagus season is upon us, and the perfect way to ring it in is with grilled asparagus. As soon as I see asparagus in our Markets I begin to daydream about backyard barbecues, grilled fish, and one of my personal favorites from my childhood–asparagus and eggs. I’ve decided to compliment the sweetness of the asparagus with the more delicate flavors of grilled fennel and onions. But ultimately I chose to keep this dish simple because I really wanted the flavor of the asparagus to take center stage. Tossed with a honey Dijon and Meyer lemon vinaigrette, this dish is a perfect way to get you ready for spring.
Grilled Seasonal Asparagus with Charred Fennel, Onions
and Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Asparagus, fennel, onions, rice bran oil, salt and pepper, extra virgin olive oil, Meyer lemon, orange, Dijon, honey, Champagne vinegar
Chicken Curry Salad–some of my favorite words, all put together! When I think of classic market dishes, chicken curry salad always comes to mind. It’s sweet, salty and satisfying, but our twist on this classic is a little different, retains many of the same flavor profiles and doing away with the mayonnaise. Freshly marinated and grilled chicken co-mingles with sweet currants, cilantro and crunchy almonds. We toss in healthy doses of crisp celery and savory green onions and toss it all with a sweet honey curry vinaigrette.
Curry Chicken Couscous Salad with Currants, Cilantro, Almonds
and Sweet Curry Vinaigrette
Israeli couscous, currants, green onion, cilantro, celery, chicken breast, almonds, Tandoori spice, curry powder, salt, lemon juice, honey, Champagne vinegar, turmeric, cumin, fennel, extra virgin olive oil, rice bran oil