August – what a beautiful month to live in Montana. Besides the many beautiful places to go and fun activities to do, August brings the most yield from home gardens. Fresh veggies are worlds apart from store bought when you can pluck them at their peak. Here’s a recipe that I created to showcase your garden’s harvest, but can also be made year round. Feel free to play with the ingredients.
3 small carrots (1 large store bought carrot would be equivalent)
1 small-medium chiogga (candy striped) or golden beet (these varieties are milder and less earthy)
1 pink lady apple
1 Serrano pepper
A small handful of green beans
Juice of 1 lime
Fresh cracked black pepper
•Grate all veggies and apple. It may be easier to finely chop the beans and pepper, they didn’t grate very well for me. Toss with lime juice and pepper.