I got a whole lot of zucchini and fennel this week in my CSA box. I love this box, you never know what you will get.
I know this concept does not work for everyone. Some of you may like to know exactly what you are getting each week. However for me this has been fun, it brings out my creativity in the kitchen. I imagine myself being on a TV show where you have a mystery ingredient and then you are off to the races to make something new....
So here is my Going with the Flow Fennel Salad
1 Fennel Bulb, sliced thinly
1-2 Oranges, peeled and cut into cubes
1-4 Sun dried tomatoes, chopped
Assemble salad by laying fresh lettuce on a plate. Layer fennel on lettuce, followed by orange chunks and sun dried tomatoes. Sprinkle parsley on the salad.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Pinch of salt
Mix well and pour over salad.
The sun dried tomatoes add some extra texture and colour.
I also got about 5 LARGE zucchini's, so I sliced them up for my daughters Birthday Party of the weekend. The zucchini had these great ridges on them and formed star shapes when sliced.
This is from one zucchini!
I used these as veggie chips and offered it with a delicious hemp dressing.
So get out there this week and find a new ingredient to use in your salad or meals. Maybe it is something that you have wanted to try but have been afraid to experiment with.
Be open to new vegetables and tastes and you might be pleasantly surprised. I would love to hear what you come up with!!