5 Farm Fresh Summer Recipes

Tomato

They are here, they are ripe, and they are super delish!

Fresh tomato sauce pasta:

Chop tomatoes rough in a bowl, season with sea salt and red chili flakes. Slice some garlic very thin, and cook in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, until just brown and crispy, pour hot oil over raw tomatoes, give it a splash of vinegar, lots of chopped basil and or arugula.

Let it marinate for 30 minutes. Cook some whole wheat pasta, or any pasta for that matter, and toss it into the raw tomato goodness sauce.

Ultimate Tomato Sandwich

Because ripe tomatoes rule!!

What is better than: a ripe tomato + some arugula + zesty aioli + grilled bread? Yeah, that’s right, nothing! And if you wanted to add some bacon to that….I am not going to stop you.

If you are going for that classic classy thing of tomato mozzarella, throw on some red pepper pesto for garnish, just to kick it up a notch.

Zucchini

Raw: slice it thin, toss with a seriously lemon vinaigrette (lots of lemon, some garlic, olive oil, s+p), then add some herbs, and a crunchy seed or nut, or add some black olives and capers.

or

Cooked: cube it, saute on high heat, season with salt, squeeze of lemon and balsamic, toss with some cooked black beluga lentils, lots of parsley and garnish with feta cheese. Yum!

Cucumbers

The Cucumbers are growing almost as fast as zucchini, and so on cucumbers we shall feast.

I love me some fresh pickled pickles, so i will pick, and then i will pickle, all the pickles i can eat, the rest i will throw in a blender, with some onion, squeeze of buttermilk, lots of lime juice, dill and a generous sprinkle of sea salt, can you say seriously lime cucumber gazpacho?

Corn

I am all for using common ingredients in uncommon ways.

I even tried corn ice cream once (all I have to say is… NEVER AGAIN!)

Corn cherry pie? Now you are talking my language!

Corn on the cob? Sure. But Cuban style grilled corn with lime and chili? So corny, so 2010….

This year, let’s take the corn of the cob, cause really i prefer to be a neater eater.

Then let’s saute the corn in a little butter, then give it a squeeze of lime, and a dusting of cayenne, some cilantro, and maybe stir in a little creme fraiche, and it’s corn style 2014.

Or maybe, saute some corn and toss it in with some green beans, or asparagus.

I also love saffron couscous with corn, cause what is more fun than yellow couscous with yellow corn? Can’t tell when one ends and the other begins. Fun stuff!!

Cheese, with honey

If you are brave enough, put on the bee suit and open up the hive. It’s is full of sweet delicious honey right now.

Drizzle your harvest straight from the hive on some cheese. Really any kind will do. Slice up some fruit, maybe sprinkle with some nuts, bring out some decent bread, and a bottle of wine, and honey meet me in heaven.

Oh, you don’t have your own back yard hive? Or you got the hive, but your are too much of a wuss, or perhaps it’s too much fuss, to get the honey out. Hey, I don’t blame you, I sent the spouse into the honey house.

No worries! Farmers market honey will be right on the money.

That’s all for now. HAPPY SUMMER COOKING

Stay tuned next week for recipes for 5 more of my favorite summer ingredients!

In the meantime, come by the Pier Cafe! We are open for breakfast and lunch everyday, and for dinner on Wednesday through Sunday.

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9 Comments

  • Orrine Orlando says:

    LOVE Malibu Farm! Food is yummy and location can not be beat!! Only “lunched” with you….looking forward to dinner soon…keep up the good work!!

  • orly says:

    What a fabulous , progressive addition Malibu Farm is to our community . Thank you for the soulful , organic food and the clean Swedish sensibilities , My partner and I are loyal patrons.. ..

  • Anne Watt says:

    We stopped for lunch about a month ago – was wonderful in so many ways. Have since purchased #3 cookbooks – one for us and two as gifts. Love the recipe updates/ideas. Could you send me or post the one for the salmon sandwich. My husband had and loved – and not in cookbook!

    • malibufarm says:

      Hi Anne
      It is actually in the book but not listed as salmon sandwich – it is the HALIBUT sandwich – just use grilled salmon instead. The sauce on the sandwich is the black olive aioli which i believe is in the “olive” chapter. All cafe recipes are in the book – they are just sometimes listed under slightly different names as the cafe was not open when the book was printed. Best Helene

  • Lucy says:

    looking for pizza recipe you baked on tv show this morning…with goat cheese and cawliflower..it was mentioned I could pull from your website..unable to locate it..could you send it? much appreciation-

    • malibufarm says:

      Hi Lucy
      We don’t have any recipes on the website – but we sell the cookbook here. The pizza is super easy.
      Lavash bread + mix goat cheese, creme fraiche and one egg (about 1/4 cup of each). You just need a spreadable mix. Top with any shredded cheese and thinly sliced cauliflower. then bake until brown and crispy about 10 minutes in 400 degree oven.

    • malibufarm says:

      We don’t have any recipes on the website – but we sell the cookbook here. The pizza is super easy.
      Lavash bread + mix goat cheese, creme fraiche and one egg (about 1/4 cup of each). You just need a spreadable mix. Top with any shredded cheese and thinly sliced cauliflower. then bake until brown and crispy about 10 minutes in 400 degree oven.

  • Stephanie Martin says:

    Hi! I got the book but you don’t publish the recipe for the Zucchini and cauliflower pizzas, any chance you can share?

    • malibufarm says:

      Hi Stephanie
      The book was printed before the restaurant opened, so for that reason it does not have any restaurant recipes in it. We do not have a small scale recipe to share as we make about 200 crust batches. The ingredients however are, cauliflower, cheese, eggs, almond meal, and cornmeal. The topping is pesto which you can use store bought, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. We top it with roasted cauliflower and arugula tossed in lemon dressing.

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