Serving Suggestions: 7/3/18

Welcome to the newest installment of Serving Suggestions.  This week Bob explains how he used this week’s lettuce and basil to make a flavorful summer salad:

Basil is such a familiar ingredient but rather than making another batch of pesto, I simply wanted to add it to my lettuce to make a flavorful salad.  After washing my greens, I thinly sliced the basil and added it to my chopped romaine.  Then, I considered my toppings.  I didn’t have any traditional salad toppings (i.e. tomato, cucumber, onion, etc) but an untouched package of strawberries was staring at me when I opened the fridge.  I immediately thought a strawberry basil salad would be great on such a hot summer evening.  Luckily I also had some feta and walnuts which I crumbled on top to add some salt and crunch, respectively.  I sliced the strawberries super thin and tossed everything with a simple balsamic vinaigrette (balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dijon, salt, pepper).  It was great and by far the best part of Tuesday’s dinner!

That’s all for this week, check back again soon for more Serving Suggestions!

Serving Suggestions is a recurring article that will be posted weekly during the CSA season featuring photos, tips and recipes. Content is provided by Jessica, Shana and Bob. If you would like to submit your own photos or recipes, please email Bob at To read through previous Serving Suggestions articles, click here for an archive. You can also use the handy search feature at the top of the right hand menu bar to search for the name of a particular ingredient you need help using.


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