Summer Recipes

recipes-pasta-salad-summer2014Greenhouse Tomato and Pasta Toss

The best dishes are often the simplest. In the time it takes to cook the pasta, the sauce is ready.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

8 oz (250 g) uncooked capellini, vermicelli
or spaghettini
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter
1 cup (250 ml) sliced fresh Ontario Mushrooms
1 Ontario Onion chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Ontario Greenhouse Tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup (50 ml) chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese

In saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter; sauté mushrooms, onion and garlic until tender. Drain pasta; return to saucepan. Add vegetable mixture, tomatoes and parsley; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving:
Protein: 8.5 grams
Fat: 24 grams
Carbohydrates: 48.5 grams
Calories: 444
Fibre: 3 grams


recipe-appl-pie-french-toastApple Pie French Toast

Crisp on top and moist in the middle, this French toast studded with tender sweet apples will be a big hit with everyone. Drizzle it all over with warm Ontario maple syrup and enjoy for breakfast or brunch.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Standing Time: 30 minutes

Baking Time: 50 minutes

Makes 8 servings

10 cups (2.5 L)cubed (1-inch/2.5 cm) egg bread

3 cups (750 ml)diced Ontario Apples (about 3 medium apples)

2 tbsp. (25 ml)packed brown sugar

1-1/2 tsp. (7 ml)ground cinnamon

6 Ontario Eggs

3 cups (750 ml)milk

1/3 cup (75 ml)Ontario Maple Syrup

1 tbsp. (15 ml) vanilla

Ontario Maple Syrup, optional

Spray 13-x 9-inch (33 cm x 23 cm) glass baking dish with vegetable spray; spread half of the bread in dish.

In medium bowl, toss together apples, sugar and cinnamon; scatter half over bread. Top with remaining bread and apples. In same bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup and vanilla; pour over bread mixture. Press down gently with spatula to coat in liquid. Let stand for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature while preheating oven.)

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and egg mixture is set. Drizzle with warm maple syrup, if you like.

Tips: For extra fibre, flavour and time-saving, leave the skin on the apples. Skip cutting the bread into cubes and let the kids tear the bread into pieces. Delicious with slices of Ontario Peameal Bacon.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving:

Protein: 12 grams

Fat: 8 grams

Carbohydrates: 46 grams

Calories: 310

Fibre: 2 grams

Sodium: 320 mg


Recipe and photography
courtesy of Foodland Ontario