More Eggplant, Cabbage, and Kale in This Week’s CSA Box

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This Week’s CSA Box

  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage
  • Russet potatoes
  • Green onions
  • Garlic
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 bell peppers
  • Parsley
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Red onions

What I’m Going to Do With It All!

Eggplant: I mentioned last week my go to recipe for eggplant is this roasted eggplant salad with smoked almonds and goat cheese, but I should a find a few new favorites. This post about 10 ideas for eggplant is a great place to start looking!

Cabbage: We really enjoyed last week’s roasted cabbage salad, so maybe we try another recipe that calls for roasting the veggie? This recipe for roasted baby cabbage looks healthy and excellent. Have you tried roasting cabbage? What’s been your experience?

Russet potatoes: Potatoes have arrived! And that means it’s time to get to know your potatoes. This two-ingredient potato leek soup looks light and flavorful, and this baked potato soup with bacon, scallions and cheddar recipe looks indulgent and delicious. Which one would you choose?

Green Onions: Green onions, or scallions, aren’t usually the star of a recipe—they’re best in salads or the topping for a bowl of soup (particularly the baked potato soup mentioned above!). But if you’re in the mood for a little baking, these buttermilk biscuits with green onions look indulgent!

Kale: My toddler loves quiche. In fact, he asks for it often and by the name egg pie. He also loves muffins. So, I wonder what he may think if I combine his favorites and offer him these kale and goat cheese frittata cups?

Bell peppers: I’m not sure there’s anything more refreshing on a hot summer day than a sliced crisp, cold bell pepper dipped in made-from-scratch hummus. And because I’m not a fan of cooked bell pepper or bell pepper on pizzas, in pastas or in any other dish, my tactic for getting through our CSA bell peppers this summer will be to use them for dipping. If you’re not up for hummus, try Faith’s recipe for baba ghanoush, or eggplant dip. Yippee for another multi-CSA-ingredient recipe! Related post: Must-Watch Bell Pepper Prep Tips!

Cherry tomatoes: Okay, this recipe is a must-make this week! I might just have to organize a neighborhood gathering and serve this grilled cherry tomato, corn and goat cheese pizza — it looks that delicious! Have you grilled pizza before? If not, here’s a great post about how to get started.

Cantaloupe: Well, I guess if there’s any of this super-sweet, juicy melon left after I finish writing this post—I’m snacking on it as I type—I’d love to try this cantaloupe salad with basil, fresh mozzarella and onion salad for lunch. And the recipe also calls for red onions. I love finding multi-CSA-ingredient recipes!

Red Onions: Several of the recipes listed here include red onions, but since there are so many in our CSA box this week, I may turn this this cooking lesson about how to make quick-picked red onions.