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Vegetable & Side Dishes

Lentil Salad from the Market Hall Foods Kitchen

on Friday, 14 April 2017. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

Lentil Salad from the Market Hall Foods Kitchen
We've been making this fresh, vibrant lentil for almost 30 years in our retail shops in Oakland and Berkeley—and now we are sharing the recipe for this customer-favorite with you! Lentils du Puy AOP's rich earthy flavor and ability to retain their shape and toothsome bite after cooking...

Spring Crostata with Asparagus, Spring Onions and Crucolo Cheese

on Monday, 10 April 2017. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Main Course, Recipes

Spring Crostata with Asparagus, Spring Onions and Crucolo Cheese
This rustic tart celebrates the best of spring—asparagus and thinly sliced spring onions atop a luscious cheesy filling surrounded by buttery melt-in-your-mouth crust. Serve as an elegant addition to a brunch buffet or as a simple meal alongside lightly dressed greens. The crust and...

Carnaroli Cacio e Pepe

on Wednesday, 08 March 2017. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Recipes

Carnaroli Cacio e Pepe
Crispy melted cheese, satisfying bursts of black pepper here and there—yes please!  This quick and easy dish is modeled after the classic Italian dish Riso al Salto, a crunchy rice cake traditionally made with leftover risotto. Carnaroli rice has the perfect texture and toothsome bite...

Arborio Insalata Caprese (Rice Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil)

on Tuesday, 07 March 2017. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Arborio Insalata Caprese (Rice Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil)
This quick and easy salad is the perfect canvas for other Italian pantry ingredients. Customize it to your own tastes—add a sprinkling of dried Sicilian oregano blossoms, drizzle with Colatura di Alici for a briny pop of flavor or finish with a flourish of Agresto for a touch of brightness...

5-Step Risotto

on Friday, 30 September 2016. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

5-Step Risotto
You are only 5 steps away from the ultimate bowl of creamy, velvety risotto. Once you master the technique, this recipe is a great jumping off point. The possibilities are endless—add lemon zest for vibrant Risotto al Limone, chopped black summer truffles and grated Pecorino Staginato al...

Roasted New Potatoes with Fennel Pollen

on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

Roasted New Potatoes with Fennel Pollen
Wild Fennel Pollen from Italy (one of our go-to pantry seasonings) adds a touch of magic to anything you add it to—from eggs and tomato sauces to dry rubs and, of course, potatoes! Here we pair this intensely aromatic spice with baby new potatoes roasted with coarse sea salt and black...