Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Green Dressing

Inspired by a cooking class yesterday...I am experimenting with ways to make my bounty of CSA lettuce even more delicious!

Blend together on high:
about 1/2 cup fresh mixed herbs (cilantro, basil, mint....ect)
1 small pickle cucumber or half of a regular cucumeber
2 cloves garlic
2 pieces candied ginger
juice of one lemon, about 1/4 cup
about 1/2 cup olive oil (till desired consistency)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cucumber Fennel Salad

1/4 cup lemon juice (juice of one lemon)
3 T olive oil
2 T rice vinegar (more if desired more tang)

1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 apple, cored and thinly spliced (if using organic leave on the peel for added color)
1 peach, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
1-2 T red onion, diced 
1 handful of fresh herbs (any combination of dill, mint, lemon balm, cilantro or parsley)
sea salt to taste
fresh nasturtium for garnish

(Prepare 2-4 hours ahead of time and chill before serving)
Mix together lemon juice, olive oil, rice vinegar and salt in a jar or bowl.

Combine all other ingredients in a bowl, pour dressing over and toss together.