Recipes from The Natural Gourmet Institute

These Greenmarket-inspired recipes are provided by the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI). NGI provides budding chefs with exceptional, innovative, and interdisciplinary health-supportive culinary education, and hosts healthful, affordable, and delicious cooking demonstrations at the Union Square Greenmarket every Monday and Wednesday throughout the growing season. 

Asparagus & Strawberry Kale Salad  
Asparagus and Garlicky Radish 
Asparagus and Spinach Polenta 
Asparagus with Ramps & Goat Cheese 
Curried Snap Peas with Purslane 
Baby Potato Salad with Yogurt Dressing 
Potato Salad with Ramps and Herbs 
Potato Salad with Ramps 
Rhubarb Compote 
Rhubarb Salad 

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe and Garlic Butter 
Snap Pea, Radish & Apple Salad 
Snap Peas and Kolrahbi Salad  
Spring Onion and Root Vegetables 
Spring Onion Salad with Horseradish 
Strawberry Fava Bean Salad 
Strawberry Salsa on Crostinis 
Tortillas with Spinach & Mint 
Tortillas with Spinach & Onion Yogurt 

Bell Pepper and Eggplant Spread 
Blueberry Cucumber Salsa 
Blueberry Radicchio Salad 
Broccoli Kohlrabi Slaw 
Broccoli Slaw with Yogurt Dressing 
Broccoli, Corn & Tomato Salad 
Cherry Tomato & Corn Salad 
Corn, Peach & Cucumber Salsa 
Corn, Radish & Basil Salad 
Cucumber Melon Salad  
Eggplant & Zucchini Chimichurri 
Eggplant and String Bean Stir-Fry 
Fennel Grape Salad
Garlic-Ginger String Beans 
Grilled Eggplant with Feta 
Grilled Eggplant 

Grilled Squash 
Melons, Cucumber & Feta Salad 
Moroccan-Spiced String Beans 
Pasta with Squash, Tomato & Basil 
Poblano Corn Saute
Quick-Pickled Red Onion 
Quick-Pickled Red Onion 
Stone Fruit Compote 
Stone Fruit Salsa Cruda 
Summer Squash with Goat Cheese 
Squash Salad
Tomato Fennel Salad 
Tomato Jam
Watermelon and Tomato Salad 

Applesauce with Ginger 
Buckwheat Pancakes with Apple 
Butternut Squash Stir Fry 
Cauliflower & Broccoli Salad 
Cauliflower Tabbouleh 
Delicata Squash with Currants 
Ginger Cranberry-Pear Sauce 
Herbed Grapes and Sauteed Fennel 
Kale Salad with Emmer, Apple & Radish
Kohlrabi, Carrot & Apple Slaw 
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Thyme  

Mustard & Cider-Braised Cabbage  
Parsnip Carrot Radish Salad 
Potato Salad with Shallots & Apple 
Red Wine Applesauce 
Rosemary Turnips & Carrots 
Sauteed Apples with Cider Reduction 
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Apple 
Sauteed Brussels with Onions 
Sauteed Cauliflower with Chimichurri 
Sauteed Mustard Greens 
Winter Squash with Leeks 

All Year 
Braised Greens with Garlic 
Honey-Glazed Bitter Greens 
Hot & Sour Bok Choy 

Emmer Berries and Mushroom 
Vegetarian Mushroom Veg Chili 
Warm Mushroom Salad 






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