What can I do with this farmers' market haul?
I bought asparagus, sugar snap peas, a green pepper, green squash, tiny red potatoes, and strawberries. (OK, I am reading the other thread hear about strawberries.) In my pantry I found a plethora of pasta, couscous, soba noodles, brown rice, and the rice you use to make risotto.
Can anyone suggest a recipe (or 2, or 3)?
This zucchini and almond saute is so much greater than the sum of its parts. Just make sure to season generously with salt and pepper: http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/08/my-favorite-side-dish/
And for the potatoes, can't go wrong with crash potatoes! http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...
Asparagus and strawberries go really well together. A salad with basil, asparagus and strawberries with a balsamic dressing is great. I am sure this could be a nice pasta salad too.
Do you have lemon? Lemon works well with asparagus. Would be nice with pasta and snap peas, too.
A frittata or omelette would be good with many of those ingredients as well - asparagus, zucchini, potato, etc.
Yes--baby red potatoes are delicious with a chimichurri or pesto type sauce. You could also cook them up with that pepper and an onion to eat with steak/chicken/whatever.
Asparagus, snap peas, and squash are pretty versatile vegetables. You can use them with pasta as mentioned above, or with an Asian-type sauce in a stir fry with the soba noodles, or maybe roasted on top of couscous.