Summer is nearly here, and with the new season’s arrival comes a host of summertime veggies. Vegetables in season right now include radishes, beets, bell peppers, zucchini, rhubarb and more. We’ve selected a few of our favorites, and have listed where you can find these summer-fresh ingredients in many of our dishes.
Arugula: A nutritious alternative to standard iceberg lettuce, arugula is a leafy green that can be used in a variety of dishes. We like to pair it with housemade pasta noodles, cucumber and a whole host of other fresh ingredients to make our iconic salad.
On the menu: Twisted Noodle Salad
Cucumber: Summertime brings joy, and joy to the garden with cucumber. Great in a range of cuisines, and tasty when prepared in hot or cold dishes, the cucumber is a favorite of ours. It also makes a lovely cocktail garnish.
On the menu: Sunny Cobb Salad
Garlic: This seasonal vegetable kicks up the taste in a variety of dishes, including one of our favorite appetizers.
On the menu: Charred Brussel Sprouts
Corn: When it comes to summertime barbecues and seasonal warm weather cuisines, corn is a culinary staple. Cooked on the grill, boiled or sweetened, no summertime meal is complete without this yellow, tall-growing vegetable.
On the menu: Angry Bird Flatbread
Carrot: This colorful summer vegetable packs a punch when it comes to nutrition. Whether prepared as a snack and paired with a cold dip or used as a garnish in a hearty entree, we’re thankful for this summertime vegetable.
On the menu: Gnocchi and Short Rib