The farmers market in summer is full of fresh yellow squash, zucchini, cucumber, kale, bok choy, winter squashes and all green leafy vegetables (except spinach), asparagus, artichokes, okra, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, cilantro*, sprouts, lettuce, brussel sprouts, parsley, sweet corn..
Veggies are quick to prepare with our Ajika Vegetable Spice blend (Saute 1 tsp. of spice blend in 2 tbsp. ghee and then add 1 lb. cut veggies, 1/4 cup of water and salt and steam. Add a dollop of yogurt or fresh lime juice to complement the spices).
Summer is the time for growth. Simple, cooling spices and herbs complement summer veggies Pair vegetables with wonderful dals/lentils from our store along with a side of raita or yogurt salad.
Besides being easy to make veggies are rich in fiber, iron, and vitamins A, B2 and C. Leafy greens are rich in folate and health protective phytochemicals such as lutein and zeaxanthin.
photo credit Kavita and Vinay Mehta