Picnics

Kraut Rocks! Quick Pickled Red Cabbage

Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment, Salad, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Region German
This crisp kraut is a quick alternative to fermented sauerkraut, and is a delicious use of red cabbage.

Ingredients

  • 1 head red cabbage (Thinly sliced)
  • 1 shallot (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 tablespoons Vinagre de Banyuls ((Sherry vinegar can be substituted))
  • 3 tablespoons Ratto's Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Small salt & pepper

Note

Feel free to experiment with spices. We love the pure caraway flavor, but you could easily change this up for a little more flair.

Directions

Step 1
Combine all ingredients except cabbage in a saucepan
Step 2
Bring to a boil, then simmer and reduce for about 3 minutes
Step 3
Pour hot dressing over cabbage in a bowl & toss
Step 4
Serve immediately or save for later

This is a wonderful, tasty dip that can also be used as a sandwich spread

Muhammara

Serves 8
Prep time 15 minutes
Allergy Tree Nuts, Wheat
Dietary Vegan
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
This wonderful and healthy dip is packed with flavor. Works great as a sandwich spread, too.

Ingredients

  • 1 jar Roasted peppers, drained (Ratto's has it!)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts (lightly toasted)
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Syrup (Ratto's has it!)
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Ratto's Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Ratto's has it!)
  • 1 clove Garlic (lightly chopped)
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • Sea Salt (Ratto's has it!)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Cumin (Ratto's has it!)
  • 1 pinch Red pepper flakes (Ratto's has it!)

Directions

Step 1
Combine ingredients in a food processor until well blended
Step 2
Serve with pita, baguette or crackers
Step 3
Serve with pita, baguette or crackers

Picnic weather! Grab a sandwich, cheeses, meats, crackers, chips, and drinks. Pack it up and enjoy this fabulous intro to summer with a visit to one of our gorgeous parks. We’re bringing along yesterday’s Farmer’s Market Peaches, too.

Alternately,  hang out with Oscar & taste a bunch of wonderful samples. Hide from the heat and settle in for some snacks & jazz piano with Mr. Michael Hauser.