Easy Dinner Ideas

Pasta Salad

Looking for a cool meal for a hot night? Or a tasty make-ahead dish to take to your next potluck? This pasta salad combines fresh, seasonal veggies & pasta with a tangy dressing, olives, and feta for a healthy, delicious meal. Many of the ingredients are featured in our weekly sale from June 8th – 14th, including local Maplebrook Farm Feta, so this one’s easy on the wallet, too! Feel free to be creative with veggie add-ins. This is the kind of salad that can be built around just about any veggies that are abundant in your garden (or your local farmstand or co-op!) this time of year!

Cherry Tomato and Chèvre Pasta

This recipe comes from the kitchen of Hannah Sessions at Blue Ledge Farm, who says it’s one of her favorite simple meals to toss together when the cherry tomatoes began to ripen. You’ll find Blue Ledge Farm chèvre in our Vermont cheese case. If your garden isn’t exploding with cherry tomatoes, you’ll find pints of these local jewels in our Produce Department from Orb Weaver Farm and Singing Cedars and you’ll also find plenty of fresh local basil from Singing Cedars. To round out this localvore meal, we suggest tossing it with fresh handmade pasta from The Arcadian (in our Deli Grab-n-go), Vermont Fresh Pasta (in the Bulk refrigerated section), or Grand Isle Pasta Company (in Bulk bins). This is a perfect 15-minute meal to kick off our September Eat Local Challenge!

Szechuan Noodle Bowl

This simple, healthy dish will satisfy your takeout cravings but keep your budget in check! You’ll find most of the ingredients in our weekly sale display from April 12th – 18th.