It's spring, and the vegetables are here to prove it.
If you're a CSA Member, you may have received "cutting celery" or "leaf celery" in your bags this week. Cutting celery is a variety of celery that has been bred with an emphasis on the leaf versus the stalk. It's a versatile ingredient for salads, soups, stews, and vegetable medleys. My favorite way to use it indeed in a salad. Its grassy and peppery flavor can add serious interest to a salad of boring ole' lettuce.
For your cooking pleasure, a roundup of seasonal recipes to go along with this week's CSA shares. (Schedule your next bag here.)
Cutting Celery or Leaf Celery Recipes
Creamy Pesto Sauce (sub the celery for the basil!)
Best Egg Salad Recipe (sub all these herbs with cutting celery)
Spring Onion Recipes
see also: What To Do with Fennel
Komatsuna Nibitashi Recipe (Lightly Seasoned Blanched Greens) (Also, please checkout this cooking blog where a poodle does the cooking.)