Quick Dinner Ideas

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!

Poke Bowl

A poke (POH-kay) bowl is a traditional Hawaiian dish that has become all the rage here on the mainland.  Poke means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian and refers to chunks of raw, marinated fish — usually tuna — which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and umami-packed sauces. If you can get your hands on some sushi-grade tuna, we certainly encourage you to give this recipe a try without searing the tuna. Our weekly sale from August 9th – 15th celebrates the poke bowl and features some wonderful yellowfin tuna steaks which are not sushi-grade, so please sear the tuna first. Not a tuna fan? Try cooked shrimp or crab meat! Want a vegetarian version? Try using tofu cubes! And feel free to get creative with the vegetables.

Smoked Salmon Salad

Have you tried the incredibly tasty smoked salmon from Honeywilya Fish? This unique local business based in Duxbury, VT is featured in our Member Deals program from March 22nd – 28th and our weekly sale that week features a handful of ingredients that round out this simple, delicious salad. Toss it together for a quick lunch or dinner with a side of crusty local bread.