I am amused by the number of people who ask me, what do you do with all those vegetables?, when I tell them that we belong to a CSA (community supported agriculture) & receive weekly shares from it, & that’s in addition to having my own 15×20 foot garden plot. My 1st response to them is usually a smart aleck one and I say something like, eat them! Then I usually follow up with an explanation that we are vegetarians & share a few recipes as well.
We do end up with a lot of vegetables each week. It can often be a challenge to eat them all up before they go bad & to figure out what to do with them. Mother nature doesn’t necessarily work around your menu plans, but one has to deal with whatever one finds in the CSA box and whatever is ready to harvest in the garden. I love the challenge of it & I love that it gives me an excuse to eat salad and/or grill for dinner, both of which are so completely okay to me.
That said, another question I get asked a lot is, don’t you get tired of all those salads? Nope, there’s an endless variety of stuff to mix together and I have quite a repertoire of dressings I use.
Here’s what I made the other day for dinner to go along with cornmeal encrusted tofu and some baby spinach. It’s my take on tabouli and I call it Using Up the Veggies Tabouli.
I combined cooked bulghur wheat, tomatoes, fresh parsley, fresh mint, lemon juice, spring onions, red onion, radishes, cucumbers, olive oil & s + p. I plan on serving it over fresh baby spinach.
What do you do with all those vegetables you end up with? Share some of your quick salad recipes in the comments below.