|White Bean Lettuce Wrap||Spinach and Green Onion Stuffed Flatbread||Sauteed Pak Choi and Radishes||Hearty Lettuce and Lentil Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing||Brassica Greens Pasta|
|1 head green bibb||1 head red, 1 head green|
|3 green onions||1/2 cup finely chopped, aboiut 3 green onions||1 green onion||2-3 green onions|
|1 bunch with greens|
brassica mix (broccoli raab, tatsoi, turnip greens, mizuna)
|1/3 to 1 full bunch|
|1/4 cup finely chopped||1/4 cup finely chopped||1/4 cup finely chopped|
|1 packed cup|
white, navy, or cannellini beans
|1 cup dry or 1 can|
|1 lemon||1 lemon||1 lemon|
|1 tbsp||2 tbsp|
|less than 1/4 cup||2 tbsp|
|1 clove||2 cloves|
pasta, spaghetti or linguini
|1/2 lb (1/2 box)|
red pepper flakes
White Bean Lettuce Wrap
Cook 1 cup of white beans or use 1 can of cannellini beans. Toss cooked beans with 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sour cream, the juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tbsp), 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Finely chop 3 green onions, 1/4 cup cilantro, and 1 tomato, then add to white bean mixture. Mix thoroughly, and serve atop single leaves of bibb lettuce.
Spinach and Green Onion Stuffed Flatbread
To form dough combine 1 cup white flour and 1/2 cup wheat flour, a pinch of salt, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 3/4 cup warm water. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.
Boil 2-3 medium sized potatoes until tender. Mash potatoes (easiest by hand) and combine 1 cup finely chopped spinach, 1/2 cup chopped green onions, 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 pepper.
On a floured surface separate the dough into 4 equal balls, then roll each of the balls flat to 1/4 inch thickness. Separate the filling into 4 equal balls. Place the filling in the center of each flattened dough ball, and then fold the dough in half and pinch along the edge. Heat 2 tbsp cooking over medium heat in a large skillet. Lightly fry each flatbread on each side until golden brown, adding 1 tbsp new oil after each flatbread. Serve with sour cream or a chimichurri dipping sauce.
Sauteed Pak Choi and Radishes
Cook 1 cup of basmati rice and set aside.
Finely chop 1/4 cup cilantro.
Slice pak choi into long, thin strips lengthwise. Julienne radishes. Roughly chop radish greens. Finely chop 1 green onion, whites and greens. Add 2 tbsp cooking oil to skillet over medium high heat. Add chopped green onion and cook for 1 minute. Add chopped radish greens and cook until wilted, Add pak choi and saute until tender, 3-5 minutes. Serve pak choi over a bed of rice with chopped radishes, chopped cilantro, and lemon tahini dressing.
To make lemon tahini dressing combine 1/3 cup tahini, the juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tbsp) 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 clove minced garlic, and enough water to thin.
Hearty Lettuce and Lentil Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
Roughly chop 1 head of bibb lettuce and 1 head of red lettuce. Cook 1/2 cup of lentils in 1 cup of water until lentils are tender, then allow to cool. Toss lentils with lettuce, lemon tahini dressing, and 1-2 oz feta cheese.
Brassica Greens Pasta
Cook 1/2 lb (1/2 box) up to 1 lb of pasta, spaghetti or linguini, according to package instructions to slightly al dente, then reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
Roughly chop 1 about 4 full cups of blooming brassica greens (broccoli raab, tatsoi, and mizuna) into 1 inch sections. Remove any rigid, fibrous stems, or chop them very finely, and tender stems can be chopped with greens. Flowers can also be roughly chopped, and will add a sweetness to the dish. Finely chop 2-3 green onions, including greens. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a large deep dish skillet. Finely chop 2 cloves of garlic. Add garlic and whites of green onions and saute for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add greens, green of green onions, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently until greens are tender and wilted. Add 2 sardines and smash and chop them into the greens with a spoon or spatula. Add 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes and the juice of 1 lemon. Remove from heat and add pasta and reserved pasta water. Add 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and garish with extra Parmesan if desired.