One of my favorite things about summer is all the different Farmer’s Markets! I brought my girls to the Webster Groves Farmer’s Market so I could show them how fun it is to pick out fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers. We found crisp zucchini and summer squash, incredible looking green onions (bigger than I’ve ever seen), perfectly smelling early summer tomatoes, and something I’ve never used before…garlic scapes. Of course, my oldest did a beeline directly for the pints of blueberries, which she promptly sampled. We went home to make a delicious dinner with all our finds, here is what I came up with:
1 medium zucchini
1 medium summer squash
1 large tomato
1 lb. green beans – trimmed
1 bunch green onions – trimmed
2 T finely chopped garlic scapes*
3 T white balsamic vinegar
4 T your favorite olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 pieces of naan – warmed
Basil feta dressing
Slice both zucchini and summer squash lengthwise in long 1/4 pieces. Slice tomato in thick 1/2 slices. Combine trimmed green beans and whole green onions with squash, zucchini, and tomato in large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the chopped garlic scapes, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking to combine. Pour marinade over veggies and let sit for about 20 minutes.
Place veggies on a well oiled grill over med-high heat, using a grill rack for the green beans. Grill for about 5-7 minutes flipping once or until softened and slightly charred.
Remove from grill and slice zucchini, squash and tomatoes into strips. Roughly chop green onion. Pile about a 1/2 cup of veggies on each of your 4 pieces of warmed naan, then drizzle with basil-feta dressing. Serve immediately with a fresh summer fruit salad.
*I recently discovered garlic scapes while talking with one of the venders at the farmers market. They can be used in the same way you use garlic, but have a slightly more mild taste. Look for them at farmer’s market in late spring and enjoy them while they last. If you can’t find them, substitute regular garlic cloves.