Bulgur Salad with Chard, Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Ingredients:

1 bunch of chard, stems included, roughly chopped

1 pint cherry tomatoes halved or quartered

2 cucumbers , diced

1 lemon (juice and zest)

1 cup bulgur wheat

1/2 sprig rosemary finely chopped

EVOO, salt & pepper to taste

Steps:

Combine bulgur with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 12-15 minutes. Once bulgur is finished, add all remaining ingredients as well as ample EVOO, salt and pepper. Serve room temperature.

Mozzarella Tomato Spears @thewildharvest

Ingredients:
4 large tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup mozzarella
1 cup parmesan

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Spread out the tomato slices on the baking sheet. Top each slice with cheese, basil, and drizzle with olive oil.
4. Bake for 10 min or until cheese is melted.
5. Turn off the oven and turn on the broiler, broil for 2-3 min.
6. Enjoy!

**Also try this on a grill, line the grill rack with foil.

Squash Casserole @thewildharvest

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup water
2 cups squash, sliced (zucchini, yellow, or both)
1 cup string beans, chopped
1 white onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 cup milk (any kind)
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups bread crumbs (I shredded Ezekiel bread)
1 cup cheddar cheese (I used a dairy free brand)

Directions:
1. Heat oil in a skillet.
2. Add chopped onions and garlic, cook until transparent.
3. Add sliced squash and beans, pour in water, cover, and steam for about 5 min or until squash is soft.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
5. In a medium bowl, mix bread crumb and cheese together.
6. Separate half of the bread mixture into a smaller bowl.
7. Add beaten eggs and milk to the larger bowl with bread mixture, mix well.
8. Pour the squash into a 9" by 13” baking dish, stir in egg mixture, then top with the remaining bread crumbs and cheese. Salt and pepper well.
9. Bake for 25 min.

Zucchini Fritters @thewildharvest

Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 lb of yellow squash, unpeeled
1/2 medium onion
1 large egg
1 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp butter (for frying)

Directions:

1. Shred the squash and squeeze out the extra moisture.
2. Finely chop the onion, set aside.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
4. In a bowl beat the egg with the salt, pepper, , and garlic powder. Add in the squash and onion.
5. Add half the butter to the warmed skillet and spoon in the fritter mixture. About a 1/4 cup measurement.
6. Fry on each side for about 4-5 min.