What Can I Cook with Lamb's Quarters?

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Q: My husband and I just got a generous bunch of lamb's quarters from our CSA. I had never heard of it before we got it in our box, but a quick Google search tells me that it's an edible weed that resembles spinach and other leafy greens.

While I do have some recipes for spinach I could try with lamb's quarters as a substitute, I'm a little nervous about experimenting with it. I've just started using greens in my cooking, so I don't really have a lot of experience cooking spinach or any other greens.

Do you have any experience working with lamb's quarters? If so, any good recipes or tips for cooking with it?

Sent by Laura

Editor: Laura, check out our spotlight on lamb's quarters; one reader mentions sautéing it. We think that a quick sauté with a little garlic and oil is a good way to start tasting this green.

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