Summer Solstice Salad Recipe

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Reap the benefits of summer vegetables in this colorful salad.
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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 pound baby pattypan squash, trimmed, and cubed. Do not peel.
  • 1/4 pound baby carrots, cut into matchsticks.
  • 1/2 cup shelled fresh peas, snap peas, or pea pods
  • 1/4 pound pearl onions, blanched in boiling water 1-3 minutes, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 pound fresh morels, washed, or any mushroom of choice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons truffle oil or olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
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  • In large, heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter. Add the morels or mushroom of choice, halved. Sauté until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add one clove minced garlic and sauté one minute. Add baby carrots, pearl onions, one cup chicken broth, two sprigs thyme and one bay leaf. Simmer 5-7 minutes, until tender. (A little less time if you prefer crisp, tender vegetables).
  • Add squash and peas. Simmer three more minutes. Swirl in 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Remove from heat. Add parsley and basil. Drizzle with truffle oil.
  • Discard bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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