Main Dishes

Black Bean Cakes With Tomato Salsa

Makes 4 servings Plant-forward recipes aren’t always vegetarian, but they may use flavorful meats in a supporting role, just like the chorizo in these black bean cakes. For a full vegetarian version, leave out the chorizo and add 1/2 teaspoon (or more, to taste) of chile powder for a little […]

Main Dishes

Eggplant Caponata Stuffed Shells

Makes 4 to 6 servings This vegan pasta dish is creamy comfort food at its very best. Make all of the components ahead of time, or even assemble the dish a few days before you’re ready to serve it for an ultra-convenient weeknight meal. Serve it alongside prepared marinara sauce, […]

Allergen Friendly, Soups & Stews

Gazpacho

Makes 8 servings This is a very simple, straightforward, no-frills gazpacho recipe. It is tangy and fresh, with a full-bodied texture thanks to a generous pour of olive oil. Experiment with proportions to find your perfect balance. Ingredients 4 pounds tomatoes, cored and chopped 2 cups chopped green pepper 2 […]

Free Recipes, Side Dishes

Giardiniera

Makes 4 pints Pickle Mixture Canning Process Chef’s Notes: To prepare jars for canning, read over your recipe to determine what size and how many jars are needed. Be sure each jar has a lid and the circular band that holds the lid in place, and that they fit properly. […]

Side Dishes

Grits with Corn and Hominy

Makes 4 to 6 servings This dish combines three types of corn for a hearty side. Try it for breakfast with a fried egg and plenty of hot sauce. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow onion, minced (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 cup seeded […]

Free Recipes, Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Homemade Beefsteak Ketchup

Makes 4 servings This jewel of a recipe from the CIA’s own Waldy Malouf is slightly sweet, spicy, intensely flavorful sauce that will elevate any already amazing dish to even greater heights. We most look forward to sharing this recipe at our Hyde Park campus’ annual Beefsteak Dinner, a boisterous […]

Salads

Lemon-Infused Greek Salad With Grape Leaves

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus to taste 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 9 cups romaine hearts, rinsed, dried, and torn into […]

Side Dishes

Marinated Grilled Vegetables

Makes 5 servings Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided use 1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds 1 tablespoon minced rosemary 2 zucchini, cut on the diagonal into 3/4-inch-thick slices 3 eggplants, cut on the diagonal into 3/4-inch-thick slices […]

Soups & Stews

Red Pepper Soup with Sumac

Makes 1 1/2 quarts If you can’t find lemon verbena leaves, you can substitute 1 stalk lemongrass cut into 2-inch sticks. It is best to crush the lemongrass sticks with a mallet and tie them into a bundle with kitchen twine so that it is easy to pull them out […]