Spring and Summer Farmers Market Flavors

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Healthy, nutritious dishes celebrating the seasonal flavors of summer from Chicago Personal Chef Katie Simmons

Happy to adjust recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, or vegetarian

Some seasonal adjustments might be made

Lemony Rosemary Broiled Chicken Breast

Lemony Rosemary Broiled Chicken Breast

Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf (GF)

With Dairy-free Mashed Potatoes, Honey Barbecue Glaze, and Three Beans Salad

American "Picnic": Barbecue Rubbed Chicken Tenders (GF, DF)

Choose 2 sides:  BBQ Baked Beans, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Apple Cabbage Slaw, Corn Succotash, Three Bean Salad

Lemony Rosemary Broiled Chicken Breast (GF, DF)

With Roasted Red Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans with Onions, Charred Lemon

Middle Eastern Broiled Chicken Breast (GF, DF)

Middle Eastern spice rubbed chicken with Rice Pilaf with Pistachios and Cranberries, Cumin Onion Jam

French Baked Lemon Sole

French Baked Lemon Sole

Greek Oregano Grilled Chicken Breast (GF, DF)

With Quinoa Tabbouleh (GF), Grilled Asparagus, Lemon Oregano Sauce

Argentine Charred Hangar Steak (GF, DF)

With Chimichurri Sauce, Roasted Purple and Sweet Potatoes, and Asparagus Faro Salad

French Baked Lemon Sole (GF, DF)

With Tarragon Lemon Sauce, Creamy White Lentils, Steamed Haricots Verts

Broiled Lemon Caper Trout (GF)

Fresh trout broiled with a lemon butter and capers, French Beluga Lentils, Sautéed Fennel

Verde Mahi Mahi (GF, DF)

Ultimate Portabello Mushroom Burgers

Ultimate Portabello Mushroom Burgers

Broiled Mahi Mahi with Roasted Poblano Salsa, Black Bean Mango Salad, Arroz Verde

Taste of Spring Scallops (GF, DF)

Slow-Roasted Bay Scallops with Chickpea Avocado Pesto, Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Steamed Peas

Asparagus Mushroom “Farrotto” (V)

Cremini Mushrooms, Asparagus, whole grain faro with an Italian Side Salad

Baked Chickpea Falafel (GF, V)

Chickpea parsley baked falafel with Brown Basmati Rice, Cucumber Avocado Dip, and Grilled Summer Squash

Ultimate Portabella Burgers (V)

Marinated Portabella Mushrooms with Roasted Peppers, Arugula, Grilled Onion, Dijon Mustard Sauce
Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli
Buns: whole wheat, seeded, honey oat, pretzel, “naked”

Southern Peppery Chicken and Grits (GF, DF)

With Sweet Heat Tomato Jam, Caramelized Chard with Sweet Onion

Panko-crusted Baked Chicken Fingers (GF, DF)

With Sweet Potato Fries, Cabbage Apple Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

French Braised Chicken and Leeks

French Braised Chicken and Leeks

French Braised Chicken Thighs and Leeks (GF, DF)

White wine sauce with Herbs de Provence; served with French Lentil Green Bean Hazelnut Salad

Greek Chicken Kabobs (GF, DF)

With zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and tomato, Mediterranean Olive Caper Tapenade, Quinoa Parsley "Tabbouleh" pilaf

Jamaican Jerk Chicken (GF, DF)

Jerk-Spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bell Peppers; Pigeon peas and rice with Jamaican Jerk Sauce

French Steak au Poivre (GF, DF)

Pepper-crusted Beef Tenderloin with roasted Tri-Color Rosemary Potatoes, Dark Greens, Dijon Mushroom Sauce

Chinese Five Spice Hangar Steak (GF, DF)

Black Rice Broccoli Sesame Salad, Chinese Spiced Apple Sauce
Or choose flank, skirt steak, filet, bison or beef

Blackened Salmon (GF, DF)

With Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Black Eyed Peas Stewed with celery, onion, bell pepper, smoked paprika, garlic

Tomato Basil Angel Hair Capellini Pasta

Tomato Basil Angel Hair Capellini Pasta

Creole Crab Cakes (GF, DF)

Crab claw meat, onion, red pepper, creole seasoning, breadcrumbs (GF), Dijon, parsley
With Tomato Slices, Creole Honey Mustard and Creamy Kale Avocado Salad

Tomato Basil Angel Capellini (GF, V)

Brown Rice Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Basil Marinara, Italian Arugula Salad with Basil Balsamic
**Can add shrimp, chicken, turkey sausage, or beans

Italian Homemade Chickpea Flatbread Pizzas (GF, V)

Choose sauce: Tomato marinara, chickpea pesto, roasted garlic spread
Choose 3-4 toppings: Roasted peppers, mushrooms, kale, spinach, diced tomato, olives, zucchini, onions
Side:  Big salad or veggie/grain of choice

Korean Beet Burgers (GF, V)

Shredded beets and red bean burger with ginger, scallion, sesame seeds, tamari
Miso Roasted Corn on the Cob
Toppings: tomato, avocado, red onion, lettuce, or other

Indian Spinach Yukon Potato Sag (GF, V)

Yellow Curry with Yukon potatoes and spinach, spiced Basmati brown rice, and Cucumber salad