Step Four: Glass to Glass Cocktails

These Pure Flavor® beverages are healthy alternatives to sugar-packed drinks, highlighting greenhouse grown vegetables available year-round for your New Year’s Eve parties.

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Pure Flavor® ‘Sun-dried’ Roma Tomatoes

blogIngredients:

  • 2lbs Pure Flavor® Roma Tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Dried thyme leaves

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 250F.
  • Place tomato halves cut-side up on a baking sheet and season with salt.  Let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Roast in oven until slightly dry, but still juicy; about 4 hours.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with thyme.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Roasted Aurora Sweets™

peppersIngredients

  • 2 3pk Aurora Sweets™ Long Sweet Peppers, washed and dried
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Directions:

  • Position oven rack as high as it will go. Preheat oven, set to broil.
  • Line Aurora Sweets™ on baking sheet, and place in oven. Rotate to ensure all sides are blackened; about 6 minutes per side.
  • Place blackened Aurora Sweets™ in a clean paper bag, and fold the top closed. Keep Aurora Sweets™ in bag for 15 minutes.
  • Remove Aurora Sweets™ from the paper bag, and peel the skins with your fingers. Cut tops off, slice in halves and remove seeds.
  • In a skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until browned.  Add Aurora Sweets™, salt and pepper and sauté for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let Aurora Sweets™ cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Bread and Butter Gourmet Baby™ Pickles

picklesIngredients

  • 25 Gourmet Baby™ Seedless Cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup salt
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp. celery seed
  • ½ tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp. ground turmeric

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together Gourmet Baby™ slices, garlic and salt. Allow to stand approximately 3 hours.
  • In a large saucepan, mix cider vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, celery seed, whole cloves and turmeric. Bring to a boil.
  • Drain liquid from Gourmet Baby™ mixture. Stir mixture into the boiling vinegar mixture.  Remove from heat shortly before the combined mixtures return to a boil.
  • Transfer to sterile containers. Seal and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Marinated Marzanito™

tomatoesIngredients

  • 1 10oz bag Marzanito™
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tbsp. dehydrated garlic, minced
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground

Directions:

  • In a bowl, mix Marzanito™, olive oil, dried Italian herbs, dehydrated garlic, salt and pepper till evenly coated.
  • Store in airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.