Divine

First, the greens.

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Marinated Kale and Green Bean Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large bunch Tuscan kale, center ribs and stems removed, leaves cut lengthwise into 1/2″ strips (about 8 cups)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan or Pleasant Ridge Reserve
  • Ingredient Info

    Tuscan kale, also called black kale, dinosaur kale, Lacinato kale, or cavolo nero, has long, narrow, dark-green bumpy leaves; it’s available at farmers’ markets and some supermarkets.

Preparation

  • Combine oil, lemon juice, honey, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add kale and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let kale mixture sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours or cover and chill overnight, tossing occasionally.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a kitchen towel. Cook beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain beans; transfer to a bowl of ice water and let cool. Drain beans; spread out on prepared sheet and blot with kitchen towels to dry. DO AHEAD: Can be made 8 hours ahead. Wrap in paper towels, then in plastic wrap. Cover and chill.
  • Add beans to kale and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with grated cheese.

Next, the divine.

Hot potatoes + dill butter = heaven.

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New Potatoes with Dill Butter

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (packed) coarsely chopped fresh dill plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 2 pounds new potatoes or other small potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon crushed toasted caraway seeds (optional)

Preparation

  • Mash butter and 2 Tbsp. dill in a small bowl. Season dill butter with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and chill.
  • Place potatoes in a large pot. Cover with cold water by 1 inch; season with salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer gently until tender, 10–12 minutes. Drain.
  • Transfer hot potatoes to a medium bowl; add dill butter and 1 Tbsp. water. Toss, adding water by teaspoonfuls as needed, until butter lightly coats potatoes with a glossy sauce. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with more dill and caraway seeds, if desired.

 

 

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