Organic Dinner Recipes
Get cooking with organic dinner recipes full of flavor and good-for-you ingredients.
Make your pasta salad a touch more refined but just as easy to pull together by focusing on complementary ingredients. This green pasta salad is chromatically unified, with peas, lettuce, and herbs. A touch of flavorful feta, and dinner's ready! Read OA’s list of the 17 best summer recipes & tips to dining al fresco.
It’s the surprisingly satisfying blend of bursting, juicy watermelon and tangy, fresh feta cheese that makes this salad work so well. Arugula and mint provide some necessary contrasting bite, and lime elevates the entire flavor profile of the dish. You’ll be hooked. 😋
Paella is a classic Valencian specialty that’s positively perfect this time of year. This dish turns any meal into a special occasion, and it's perfect for feeding a crowd (accompanied by, porque no, some delicious sustainable wine). It's also notably a favorite of our founder and resident chef, Laura Klein, who first encountered it in Nerja, Spain, and has treasured it as a special dish ever since. Get Laura's personal tips for the ultimate summer paella.
INGREDIENTS ✨ 1lb (16oz/500g) carrots 3 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped ¼ teaspoon salt HOW TO GRILL⚡️ Peel the carrots, but leave a little of the green stalk at the top. Place the carrots in the center of a hot grill and brown thoroughly on all sides. Transfer the carrots to a platter, drizzle with the honey and sprinkle the dill and salt on top. Enjoy while warm and thank us later 😋
Head to any British Sunday roast, and you'll undoubtedly encounter the majesty that is cauliflower cheese. While once relegated to the sad fate of perpetual side dish, cauliflower gratin can most definitely stand-alone – no roast needed. This recipe transforms cauliflower into a slightly sweet, tender base that welcomes the rich sauce of Gruyère and Parmesan.
It takes a bit of planning, but those hoping to add a little twist to their table centerpiece may want to secure a heritage turkey. Sometimes found under the names 'Narragansett' or 'Bourbon Red,' these turkeys are firmer in texture than a regular supermarket bird. Often raised free-range with a diverse diet and extended lifespan, heritage turkeys grow slowly and develop deeper flavor than conventional birds.
As you're lighting your grill this summer, spend a bit of time considering what you're putting on it. Buying humane meat is unfortunately not as easy as shopping at organic or natural supermarkets. Whether you're grilling chicken, fish, pork, or beef, here are some guidelines for ensuring that you're only choosing the best humane meat to feed yourself, your friends, and your family this summer.
You’ll notice that I don’t cook this dish long, nor do I add the garlic to the pan before the other ingredients because I don’t want to overcook it and go bitter. I want the soft, perfumey flavor of garlic to penetrate the dish, not a sharp or bitter flavor. I like to use fava beans before they go out of season in late spring or early summer. But you can also use lima beans, or organic edamame for this dish.
It used to be that making a burger choice at a summer barbecue was simple: either you opted in for a beef patty, or you brought your own frozen veggie burger. Luckily, that’s all changed: the burger choices on the marketplace today seem endless. That said, more choice means more responsibility. It can seem tougher than ever to figure out the best option for a burger that's delicious, sustainable, and healthy. With that in mind, here are our top eight choices.