Farmers Market Cooking – 3 Gorgeous Spring Recipes

CSA Picnic Table 4

Y’all, probably one of the best things I did in 2015 was build a picnic table with my boyfriend! Yes, for reals, we looked up a gazillion plans, went to Home Depot like we knew what we were doing, bought all the supplies and 18 hours later our first picnic table was born! Can you believe it?!? We are such proud parents. Many a wonderful night has been spent sitting around it enjoying long, delicious meals with friends. Bonus points, it is the absolutely most perfect background for showing off my pretty blue and white plates. I just love how they look on this table!

When it came time to shoot the April issue of Austin Woman Magazine, I knew immediately that I wanted my little picnic table to shine! I rounded up three of my most favorite spring recipes for you. Check them out below plus my tips for shopping at the farmers market this spring!

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Hasselback Strawberries

I feel like summer is almost here! All the fresh herbs and produce popping up at the store has me all excited. I loooove me some basil and thought this was a fresh twist on a traditional caprese salad with some inspiration from hasselback potatoes.

You’ll need:
Fresh Strawberries
Fresh Basil
Fresh Mozzarella
Balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and black pepper

I wound up not using the blue cheese pictured but I think it would go great as well!

Wash strawberries and basil then pat dry. Slice the strawberry horizontally but dont slice all the way through. Leave the bottom of the strawberry attached, this will keep everything together.

Slice the fresh mozzarella into very thin pieces.

Place the mozzarella in the slits of the strawberry.

Tear tiny pieces of basil off and nussle those in the slits with the mozzarella.

So beauty!

The basil smells quite divine if you ask me!

This would make an awesome snack!

Drizzle with a tiny bit of balsamic vinegar and a touch of kosher salt and black pepper.