CSA Delivery #1 Eating: Salad and Dessert
This post is about some ingredients from the first delivery of my Homegrown Wisconsin CSA. Click here For the details about that delivery.
Craving a light dinner tonight, I decided to make a salad of the delivery’s most delicate component: red leaf lettuce.
Lately, I’ve been very fond of salads with a cooked component. The combination of warm and cool is nice, plus it’s a nice way to use vegetables that I don’t otherwise enjoy raw, in this case zucchini.
I dressed chopped red-leaf lettuce and chopped snap peas (for texture) with olive oil and vinegar. Meanwhile, I gave zucchini slices a very hot and fast sear in oil: just enough to brown the exterior without totally killing their texture. Chopped green garlic got a light sautee and all the hot components were added to the cool base with some shavings of cheese and a few grinds of black pepper. Dinner salad:
Fortunately we have homemade vanilla ice cream in the freezer.