Summer has arrived on the North Shore, both according to the calendar and my firsthand experience. Last June was pretty miserable (rainy….cold…buggy…) but this year we’ve had some spectacular days with sunny skies, cool breezes, and enough rain to keep things green and growing. The weather (and lots of hard work on the part of the farm folks) has brought us new veggies to try this week.
Week 3 Vegetables:
This week’s CSA share includes lettuce, spinach, chard, mustard greens and kale, cilantro, radishes, kohlrabi, beets, and bok choi.
Week 3 Recipes:
Ingredients listed are from the CSA cooler, additional ingredients will be needed.
- Baked Beet and Carrot Burgers: Uses Beets (and Kohlrabi). This would be fun to serve with the kohlrabi slaw from Week 2.
- Quinoa Patties with Greens or Salad: Uses Greens or Lettuce. These are yummy either served on a bed of mixed greens or lettuce or alongside some sauteed kale or other greens.
- Korean Bibimbop: Uses Spinach. This recipe is worth the effort, but don’t make it on the fly as it’ll take at least an hour. Also be careful when you do step 4 and pan fry the rice – I may have once started a small cooking fire by adding oil to a hot pan for this recipe…. It’s also delicious if you don’t do this step #4. We don’t usually have gochujang but sriracha has been a good substitute.
- Greek Salad: Uses Lettuce and Radishes. We love to have this with fresh pitas and hummus, or simply top the salad with chickpeas to make it a full meal.
- Beans and Greens Tacos: Uses Chard or Kale and Cilantro. This is a favorite recipe that comes together quickly. Instead of flaming the tortillas, I will often just warm them in a pan on the stove, after being sprayed with some cooking spray. Don’t skip the goat cheese – it makes the recipe.
- Gingered Salmon over Black Rice with Bok Choi: Uses bok choi. If you don’t have black rice, you can substitute in brown rice or quinoa – just follow the preparation directions on its package.
Hope you enjoy the recipes this week. Next week I’ll have to include some July 4th appropriate recipes!