Summer is in full swing at the Franklin Farmers Market! Summer squashes, tomatoes, and eggplants are everywhere, so now is the perfect time to try a new recipe that South Fork created for our Market tasting last Saturday. For this recipe, Romana used a vegetable spiralizer to transform the zucchini into thin “pasta” noodles to toss with fresh basil, garlic, and diced tomatoes. If you don’t have a spiralizer just use a vegetable peeler to shave thin ribbons or use a sharp knife to carefully cut the zucchini into your favorite pasta shape. You can also make this using yellow squash no problem. Good luck with the recipe and we’ll see you at the Market next Saturday
Summer Zucchini “Pasta” Salad with Tomatoes & Fresh Basil
6 medium green & golden Zucchini (Paradise Produce)
2 large ripe tomatoes (Paradise Produce)
1 small clove garlic (Beaverdam Creek Farm)
½ bunch fresh basil (Bloomsbury Farm)
2 tbl olive oil
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp black pepper
Wash and dry the zucchini, tomatoes, and basil to get started. Pick the basil leaves and set aside. Using a spiralizer or vegetable peeler, turn the zucchini into noodles or thin ribbons, place in a bowl and dice the tomatoes, then add them to the bowl. Chop the garlic finely as well as the basil leaves and add them to the tomatoes and zucchini. Season with the olive oil, sea salt, and pepper and toss to combine everything. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes or up to 2 hours before serving. The key to this dish is its freshness, but feel free to prep everything the day before and keep it covered in the fridge, but don’t mix it together until you’re ready to serve.
Michael R Martin
South Fork Catering Co.