Eckert’s Veggie Trifecta
Thank you Heidi Glaus and Show Me St. Louis for having me in the KSDK kitchen today. I have so much fun cooking on camera… if only I could do it everyday!
Today’s show was especially exciting because I was able to feature our first-of-the-season summer crops including tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, onions and beets in three recipes. I love all three of these recipes because they are simple and delicious. Since I only had 3 minutes to explain them, they had to be assembled in a snap!
The first recipe featured fresh summer squash and zucchini roasted in garlic oil. After roasting I topped the veggies with Parmesan cheese. The second recipe, Heidi’s favorite, was thyme-seasoned, roasted beets. I peeled and cubed the beets so they would soften and sweet in just 30 minutes. Heidi and I discussed the option to top the beets with goat cheese. That made both of our mouth’s water!
The third and most colorful recipe was a classic Caprese Salad using Eckert’s sungold cherry tomatoes. This is my go-to summer salad. In fact, I ate in the car on the way home!
Catch me on my next Show-Me St. Louis episode on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
In the meantime, eat well this summer! Angie
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper plus more to taste
- 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/4 lbs homegrown tomatoes
- 6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, drained and sliced
- 2 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
- Whisk the lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil to blend. Set the dressing aside. Cut the regular tomatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and the plum tomatoes into wedges. Cut the cherry, grape, and teardrop tomatoes in half. Arrange the tomatoes and cheese on a platter. Drizzle the dressing over. Sprinkle the basil and additional salt and pepper to
- taste, and serve. 4 servings.
Visit our Country Store in Belleville for homegrown tomatoes, squash, onions, beets, kale and more. Picked fresh daily from our fields!