OK, I usually try to talk about writing here, but I’m getting to my wits’ end. I’ve signed up to a farmer’s CSA and am receiving, as a consequence, a LOT of lettuce and other greens. Spinach, boy choy, kale, etc. Now, I like greens just fine. But salads every day… not going to work for me. So, I’m asking for help here: what the heck do I do with it all?
Here’s what I’ve tried so far, or am planning to try:
- lettuce wraps — I cooked some ground pork with a quarter head of shredded lettuce and a couple chopped stalks of boy choy, plus hoisin sauce, and used a lettuce leaf to wrap the mixture up with some pea sprouts and mango slices
- spinach, strawberry and pecan salad
- spinach-artichoke dip (possibly subbing in some lettuce for spinach??) I’m looking for a decent low-fat version of this. I’ve seen a few that just straight-up substitute low-fat versions of cream cheese, sour cream, etc. but that seems an unsubtle approach that’s likely to load it up with various gums and stabilizers.
- kale chips — maybe? People keep saying these are great, but when I tried my hand at them they just crumbled to dust.