With plenty of fresh produce in the house, it was easy to put together a fun and fresh dinner. I made Chicken Parmesan Burgers with fresh mozzarella. I have two new foods to try tonight, the kohlrabi and dandelion greens from the CSA this week. I had no idea what to do with them, so I searched the internet for some ideas.
I started with the kohlrabi. I cut off the leaves (although I have heard you can use them). I peeled and sliced the vegetable and took a taste. It is crunchy and tastes better than I expected…kind of like jicama.
I roasted the kohlrabi on a cookie sheet with Cavender’s at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. YUM YUM! Kohlrabi is surprisingly good! It has a great crunchy texture with some nice flavors. I hope I get one (or two) again next week!
I washed and dried the dandelion greens in the salad spinner. I saw a recipe that sautéed the greens with olive oil, garlic, and then tossed in currents and pine nuts. I used garlic olive oil with some extra garlic powder. I couldn’t find pine nuts at Target today, so I just tossed in some Craisins.
I tried the greens and they are SO BITTER. They were pretty bad and I didn’t add them to my dinner plate. If they are in the CSA next week, I’ll have to find something else to do with them…more research for sure.
Dinner turned out great tonight!
By the way, check out this fantastic new wine I found at Trader Joe’s. It is reasonably priced and DELSIH!
NOW…for the perfect summer dessert, I recommend a banana blueberry ‘soft serve’. Just place a frozen banana and frozen blueberries in the food processor with a dash or two of milk. Process until smooth.
I ate my fresh soft serve with some Redi Whip on top.
It is so refreshing…you won’t believe that it is ONLY frozen fruit!!!
But, you could also add some Cookie Dough Balls from Oh She Glows! if you’re looking for a tasty no-bake topping!
These are phenomenal!!! They taste just like cookie dough!
What a successful day of fresh new foods and flavors. I am full and ready
to unwind before a busy week.