Our Market Picks: New & Exciting Products

Our selection of “Market Picks” is one way we try to highlight the excellent new finds featured in our stores.

In this installment of our Market Picks, we’re delighted to share a fantastic selection of new products with you—some of them from right here in New York City and some that we’ve brought from small-batch producers around the country—along with information about what makes them so special.

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Recipe: Panzanella Salad

Our panzanella salad is the perfect showcase for beautiful summer produce as well as a miraculous way to revive bread that’s gone a little stale.

We use Pain D’Avignon’s crusty and airy pane francese to lend some welcome heft to this light but flavor-packed meal and to help soak up all the juices from the ripe, peak-season tomatoes, but any rustic peasant bread or sourdough would work here.

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Union Market's Peach Caprese Salad recipe

Recipe: Peach Caprese Salad

Union Market's Peach Caprese Salad recipe
Sometimes the best thing you can do with a beautiful ingredient is let it shine in a recipe that’s simple perfection. It’s the perfect time to enjoy luscious farm-fresh peaches, and there are few better ways to relish them than in our summer spin on Caprese salad.

This recipe was created with the unbelievably fresh, Brooklyn-made mozzarella from our friends at Lioni in mind. Their creamy, decadent cheese is the perfect foil to sweet and juicy peaches, which are gently tossed with vinaigrette and then elegantly arranged with the mozzarella and fresh herbs.

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Recipe: Summer Shrimp Rolls

Forget about slogging over a grill in the blazing summer heat! Even the most ardent barbeque fans will be able to appreciate this incredibly quick and satisfying way to fill a hot dog bun that doesn’t involve tending any hot coals.

The tender, sweet shrimp in this dish cook in just over 2 minutes, and then get tossed with a creamy, zesty, mayo-based dressing and piled onto crunchy romaine lettuce before being packed into fluffy potato rolls.

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Sweet Corn Salad

Recipe: Sweet Corn Salad with Fennel and Roasted Tomatoes

Sweet Corn Salad
The age-old question that comes up every summer: what to take to that picnic, backyard party, or Fourth of July barbecue?

Well, we’ve got the answer! Take advantage of the best in-season produce with our delicious and ridiculously easy corn salad. Candy-sweet summer corn is the star of this recipe, which uses crisp fennel, roasted cherry tomatoes, crunchy radishes, and fragrant basil for a more sophisticated take on the classic corn salad.

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Recipe: Scallop, Veggie & Avocado Skewers with Currant Dressing

The sun is out, warm weather is here for the weekend, and it’s finally grilling season again!

If you’re tired of the same old grilling recipes then we have just the thing for you. These scallop and veggie skewers are delicious, easy to make, and a welcome change from the usual, uninspired grilling fare. READ MORE

Recipe: Goat Cheese and Mint Bruschetta with Honeydew and Pistachios

These delicious, simple-to-make bruschette are the perfect way to wake your taste buds up to the fact that summer is on its way.

Start with some beautiful slices of sourdough bread, grilled just enough so that they’re crisp on the outside and still chewy within. Smear with a creamy and zesty mixture of goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and mint, and top with thinly sliced honeydew melon and a scattering of toasted pistachios.

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Mother’s Day Treats

What’s the perfect way to thank the mother in your life for the wonderful things she does for you all year long? Well, we have more than a couple of ideas! Stop by Union Market and check out our selection of Mother’s Day flowers, treats, and breakfast-in-bed supplies.

First things first: no Mother’s Day is complete without flowers, and we have bouquets upon bouquets of beautiful blooms from Long Island’s Dutch Petals that are bound to make Mom’s day much brighter.

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Union Market Recipe - Linguine with Ramps and Cockles

Recipe: Linguine with Ramps, Cockles, Smoked Bacon and Breadcrumbs

Union Market Recipe - Linguine with Ramps and Cockles
It’s that wonderful time of year again: spring is here and ramps are on the rampage!

While there’s no shortage of delicious things to make out of these wild green onions (like pesto for starters), we can’t think of any better way to showcase the funky, sweet, oniony flavors of this seasonal treat than in a gorgeous tangle of perfectly cooked linguine with ramps, clams, smoked bacon, and a scattering of crunchy breadcrumbs.

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Easter Essentials

Spring is finally here. No more shoveling snow and bundling up to go outside. The sun in shining, spring flowers are blooming, and Easter Sunday is just a few days away!

As always, Union Market has everything you need for a memorable celebration. Stop by any of our four locations in Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan for your pick of Easter candy, fresh flowers, and of course, eggs!

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