Recipes

We’ve gathered some of our favorite seasonal recipes using the bounty of Solano County to create delicious meals with local food. New recipes will be added each month.

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Quick & Easy Giardiniera

Quick & Easy Giardiniera

This relish of pickled vegetables is a versatile side dish that uses cauliflower, celery, carrots and other add-ins!

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Summer Green Beans

Summer Green Beans

Use those summer green beans in these two recipes: Grilled Corn, Green Bean & Tomato Salad, and Roasted Green Beans with Gremolata.

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Summer Pestos

Summer Pestos

Fresh herbs and summer-ripe tomatoes create the perfect opportunity to top pasta, vegetables and more with Classic Basil Pesto, and Broiled Tomato & Walnut Pesto.

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Salads & Vinaigrettes

Salads & Vinaigrettes

Summer is a great time for these salads and light vinaigrettes: Moroccan Orange Salad with Walnuts, Goat Cheese & Citrus Vinaigrette, and Salad with Crispy Spiced Chickpeas, Roasted Onions & Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette. You’ll also find some basic tips on creating a vinaigrette and recipes for Basic Balsamic and Simple Lemon versions.

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Asian Rice Bowl

Asian Rice Bowl

Create this Asian Rice Bowl with seasonal vegetables and one of these two sauces: Spicy Cashew Cheese Sauce, or Ginger Soy Sauce.

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All About Artichokes

All About Artichokes

Artichokes can be cooked multiple ways. Learn how to prepare artichokes to make Roasted Artichokes with Quick Garlic-Lemon Aioli, and Marinated Artichokes.

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Homemade Baby Food

Homemade Baby Food

Homemade baby food is healthy and costs less than the prepared stuff! Learn how to make and store Basic Steamed Vegetables for Baby and Walnut & Raisin ‘Bon Bons’ for Toddlers.

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Springtime Colcannon

Springtime Colcannon

Make this traditional Irish dish with a springtime twist that includes kale, spring onions, cauliflower and leeks.

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Kwanzaa Vegetables

Kwanzaa Vegetables

This dish features sweet potatoes — a wonderful holiday food in the African traditions — and chickpeas, which add plant-based protein.

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Festive Winter Fruit

Festive Winter Fruit

Winter fruit is the star of the show in these three recipes: Citrus Salad with Star Anise Syrup, Salad with Thyme & Honey-Roasted Pears, Pecans, Goat Cheese & Champagne Vinaigrette, and Proscuitto-Wrapped Persimmons.

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Grill It!

Grill It!

On those hot summer days, use the grill to bring out the flavor of your seasonal vegetables with these Brined & Grilled Carrots with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce and Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille

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Spanish Tapas

Spanish Tapas

Tomatoes and other seasonal veggies are highlighted in these two tapas recipes: Spanish Romesco Sauce and Gazpacho Andaluz

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Easy Taco Toppers

Easy Taco Toppers

Learn how to make these three easy sauces: Homemade Mexican Pico de Gallo, Guatemalan Chimichurri Sauce, and Roasted Tomatillo & Avocado Salsa

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Local Lavender

Local Lavender

Learn how to use Solano County’s lavender at the peak of harvest time in these two recipes: Roasted Beet Salad with Honey-Lavender Dressing and Lavender-Lemonade Ice Pops.

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Solano Stone Fruit

Solano Stone Fruit

Seasonal stone fruit shines in these two recipes: Pan-Glazed Stone Fruit with Pistachios and Fresh Peach Salsa.

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Splendid Strawberries!

Splendid Strawberries!

Turn your seasonal strawberries into a full brunch experience with these two recipes: Salad with Basalmic-Glazed Strawberries and Goat Cheese and Easy Strawberry Refrigerator Jam

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Spring Hot & Sour Soup

Spring Hot & Sour Soup

This soup highlights sugar snap peas and shelling peas with mushrooms alongside the heat of ginger and pepper.

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Rogue Radishes!

Rogue Radishes!

Turn radishes into something special with these recipes for braised radishes and spicy quick pickled radishes

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Funding for promotion of specialty crops through this recipe page was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AM190100XXXXG008. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necesssarily represent the official views of the USDA.