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Monday, July 16, 2007

Crop Share #3 & Beet Salad

Happy Monday! I'm back from Chicago, where I was there for a convention from Tuesday evening until Sunday afternoon. It was a lot of work, a lot of fun, and not a lot of sleep! I unpacked last night, but still working to get back in the swing of things, which includes blogging.



Here is our 3rd crop share which includes:

Cabbage
Basil
Salad mix
Snow peas
Green garlic
Beets
Garlic scapes
Broccoli
Dill (ick)


Using the beets, we made a beet salad on top of arugula with a blue cheese vinaigrette.

Beet and Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
(4 servings)

3 bunches fresh arugula, washed and trimmed
¾ cup crumbled blue cheese
¼ cup champagne vinegar
½ cup olive oil
2 cups beets, peeled, diced and cooked
½ cup thinly sliced celery
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
½ cup toasted walnut pieces

In a bottle or bowl, whisk vinegar and olive oil together. Add ½ cup blue cheese and combine. In a large bowl, toss ½ cup with arugula and arrange on salad plates. In the same large bowl, toss beets, celery, salt and pepper with remaining dressing; spoon over arugula. Sprinkle each serving with walnuts and additional blue cheese.

4 comments:

  1. "Just beet it." Welcome back from my hometown... nice that you checked in with the cool crop share. It all looks beautiful! i have to laugh about dill... count me in as not a fan of that as well. At all! Ick indeed. i'm also anti-cilantro, for what it's worth. Your salad is lovely!

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  2. crop shares really force you to get your fiber, eh? I want to try this next year.

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  3. wow. that is a beautiful salad. unfortunately, ever since i did a juice fast i HATE beets. so sad becuase i used to love them

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  4. That salad is simply gorgeous! I'm drooling over all your cropshares over here!

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