Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Find In My CSA Box and Lunch Salads

This week, I found a new (to me) item in my CSA box: fresh fava beans. I have never cooked with fresh fava beans. I’m not sure how I’ll prepare them yet, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know. Here is what else was in the box:

  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Potatoes
And here are two of my favorite lunch salads from this past week:

Salmon Salad on a Bed of Arugula

  • Arugula
  • Trader Joe’s Goddess dressing to lightly dress the arugula – a little goes a long way
  • Salmon salad (canned wild salmon, juice of one lemon, Wasabi mayo, capers)
  • Tomatoes
Mache Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes
  • Mache lettuce
  • Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to dress the mache lettuce
  • Mini mozzarella balls
  • Tomatoes
    Questions: What are you weekend plans? Have you ever cooked with fresh fava beans? If so, do you have any suggestions for me how to prepare them?
    Be well,