This week’s harvest recipe, featuring purslane and wild mint

This week’s beautiful harvest consists of:

– Red Russian Kale
– Rainbow Chard
– Kohlrabi
– Head Lettuce
– Parsley
– Salad mix (mesclun + lettuce greens)
– Fennel
– Purslane
– Wild mint

If you don’t know what to do with that purslane (purs what?), here’s a recipe idea from CSA member Buffy Cardoza:

Introducing… purslane! Your backyard wonder green! High in protein, vitamin C, vitamin E and the best source of omega 3 fatty acids of any leafy plant!

Harvest Herb Dressing
1tsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1tsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1tsp fresh purslane, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp honey/agave
1tsp dijon/coarse mustard
Generous pinch of ground cumin
Splash of orange juice
Pinch of cayenne (optional)

For oil-based dressing: 1/2 cup each e.v.o.o and cider/red wine vinegar
For yogurt dressing: 1 cup plain kefir/yogurt, and drizzle of e.v.o.o.

For slaw:
Shred 1 peeled kohlrabi, 1 bulb fresh fennel, 2 carrots. Toss with  3 TBSP yogurt-based dressing.

For grill:
Toss grilled shrimp, fish, lamb, chicken, veggies or tofu with oil-based dressing. Add to fresh lettuce greens for a delicious dinner salad!

Drizzle dressing on black beans, chopped bell peppers and tomatoes, serve with quinoa or brown rice.

Enjoy!

PS: Add your own recipes using the weekly harvest in the comments section below! We want your ideas and so do your fellow CSA members. Got a great recipe for fennel? A delicious way to prepare kohlrabi? Post it below, or email it to info@cropseyfarm.org and we’ll post it for you. Sharing is caring!

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3 Responses to This week’s harvest recipe, featuring purslane and wild mint

  1. Lauren says:

    I love these purslane recipes from the NYTs.

    Chickpea and purslane salad:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/05/dining/051prex.html?scp=5&sq=Purslane&st=cse

    Potato salad with yogurt and purslane:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/05/dining/052prex.html

  2. Karen says:

    I helped myself to a very generous bouquet of wild mint (thank you!) and my daughter is making David Lebovitz’s Mint Chip Ice Cream at this moment! Pale green and waiting to go into the ice cream maker. Find his recipe here:http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/05/mint-chip-ice-cream-recipe-chocolate/ (Now if only I had a recipe for kohlrabi ice cream . . . )

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