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So you were gifted our Smoked Salmon gift basket. Have any capers left over? Wondering what to do with them? Well we suggest a delicious caper pasta dish!
Jeff's Garden Capers are picked from wild caper bushes from Morocco and Turkey, where this plant thrives in the arid landscape. The bush's flower buds are pickled for a distinctive salty and slightly briny flavor.
Here is a recipe for Pasta Nicoise from Jeff's Garden for their capers.
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
1/4 lb. fresh green beans, sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces, lightly steamed
1/4 c. Jeff’s Garden Organic Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives
1/2 c. red onion, chopped
1/2 c. flat leaf parsley, minced
1 Tbsp. Jeff’s Garden Organic Imported Non-Pareil Capers
16 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, minced
2- 6.5 oz. cans water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
1 lb. rotini (corkscrew pasta)
Combine green beans, olives, onion, parsley, capers and tomatoes in a large bowl. Combine garlic, olive oil, vinegar, mustard and oregano in a small jar and shake well. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss well. Let marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Cook rotini according to package directions. Rinse and drain well. Toss warm pasta with tuna and marinated vegetables. Serve immediately.
The original recipe can be found on Jeff's Garden's website HERE.
There are many other caper pasta recipes out there. Here are a few we found that looked amazing:
- Pasta With Tomatoes, Capers, Olives and Breadcrumbs from NYT Cooking
- Bucatini With Olive-Caper Sauce from Food Network
- Lemon Butter Pasta With Artichokes and Capers from Tori Avey
- Puttanesca Sauce With Fried Capers Over Linguine from Vegetarian Times
- Cherry Tomato and Caper Spaghetti from BBC Good Food
Salmon, cream cheese, and capers on a bagel—a uniquely American food invented in New York City in the 50s and has since taken off. Our Smoked Salmon Bagel Gift Basket gives you the ingredients to make this American classic for your next special breakfast/brunch.
Interested in taking your salmon bagels to the next level though? There are many additional toppings that can be added to your bagels for a more complex, luxurious flavor. Here's a list of topping ideas help you create the perfect smoked salmon bagel bar!
- Pickled Red Onions
- Pickled Asparagus
- Scallion Rings
- Fresh Dill
- Fresh Mint
- Fresh Basil
- Fresh Arugula
- Fresh Sprouts
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Roasted Red Pepper
- Red Onion Rings
- Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes
- Sliced Cucumbers
- Sliced Radish
- Sliced Hard Boiled Eggs
- Sliced or Mashed Avocado
- Pitted Green Olives
- Fish Roe
- Whipped Goat Cheese
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
The possibilities are endless! We hope you'll create and enjoy some delicious bagels with us. Fall in love with this amazing made-in-Colorado smoked salmon and this classic American food.
With the long Summer days upon us, berry seasons are hitting! Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and many many more will be arriving at your local market shelves with their sweet and tangy flavors. And what's a better way to enjoy these berry treats during a hot Summer day than as a cold smoothie.
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon Justin's Maple Cashew Butter
Toppings: Cashew Butter, cashews, berries granola, etc.
In a blender, combine all smoothie ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl and add desired toppings.
Original recipe and photo courtesy of Justine's—CLICK HERE.