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6/28/12 CSA SHARE: What they say we will get

POST #757

This is what they say we will get:

Zucchini – several pcs
Cipollini Onions – 1 bun
Fennel -OR- Kohlrabi – 1 bun
Baby Spinach – 1 bag
Radicchio – 1 hd
Swiss Chard – 1 bun
Toscano Kale – 1 bun
Red Boston Lettuce – 1 hd

I’m looking forward to some zucchini pasta and kale chips.

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WHAT TO DO WITH ZUCCHINI

I love zucchini! Don’t get me wrong! There is, however, a limit to how many times I can eat zucchini pasta in a 7 day period, and how many zucchinis I can put in green smoothies. Hence, I felt it necessary to explore new things to do with zucchini.

Here is a recipe for beanless zucchini based on something I found in Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen, by Ani Phyo.

BEAN-LESS ZUCCHINI-KALAMATA OLIVE HUMMUS
1/4 C sunflower seeds, soaked 6 hours
1 C zucchini, chopped
2 cloves garlic
juice of 1/4 lemon
1/8 C olive oil
1/4 C tahini
1/8 C kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
generous sprinkle cayenne pepper

Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth hummus consistency.

This turned out pretty good. (I am not crazy about lemon, so I may eliminate it, or else only put a teaspoonful in next time)
It is a good dip for vegetables and it works well on my crackers, also.

I am imagining including red bell pepper the next time I make it.

I am also picturing how to dehydrate this if I  don’t  finish it in 2 or  3 days.