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Four summer recipes to make with Baton Roots veggies

When you grow your own food, meal options are endless. This summer, we’re keeping our dishes light, fresh and nourishing. Okra, eggplants and peppers will be ready to harvest this month at Baton Roots. Here are some recipes to experiment with the fresh, community-grown produce.

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Summer recipes to make with Baton Roots produce

Courtesy Savor the Flavour

Bell pepper salad

Stay cool with a light and fresh sweet bell pepper salad. This recipe includes sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, fresh herbs, red onion, garlic, salt, pepper, a hint of sugar and lemon juice. It can be a refreshing appetizer for a barbecue or a light summer lunch.

Photo by Christopher Testani

Eggplant and pepper pasta

You can’t go wrong with pasta and peppers. Plus, eggplants? That’s a yes for me. This veggie pasta dish can be served warm, cold or room temperature. The eggplant with roasted pepper pasta is made with red bell peppers, olive oil, eggplants, garlic, salt and pepper, curly pasta, mozzarella, red-wine vinegar and fresh herbs. This recipe is quick to make and vegetarian-friendly, a win-win.

Courtesy Running to the Kitchen

Mango habanero salsa

Wow your friends by bringing a homemade mango habanero salsa to your next party or taco night. This simple, yet tasty salsa is the perfect summer dip. It includes diced mango, a habanero pepper, red onion, tomatillos, fresh cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper. Pair it with your favorite chips, tacos or eat it on its own.

Photo by Alison Miksch

Okra and chickpeas with tomato sauce

Want a healthy, quick and easy-to-make meal? Try this dish: Okra and chickpeas in fresh tomato sauce. It can be served on its own or with a side of fish, grilled chicken or rice. It includes okra, chickpeas, olive oil, yellow onion, garlic, tomatoes, herbs and spices.

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