This is the first summer in which my family and I have participated in a CSA. I just love it, it's like a fun game you play every week. You get a fun menagerie of farm fresh veggies and fruits that you then have the good fortune of figuring out, what the heck you should do with it!? Just look at some of the beautiful veggies we have gotten in the past weeks!
|Now that is just beautiful.|
It has become apparent to me that early in the season, you get a lot of leafy greens, and that includes lettuce of great assortment. However this week brought some new, less green veggies. Carrots! Yellow Squash! And zucchini (wait, that's green!) The zucchini and lettuce inspired me to make a warm summer treat: warm zucchini wraps. Check out the recipe below!
Warm Asian-Inspired Lettuce Wraps
- 1 large zucchini, washed and cut into a small dice
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 sliced green onion
- 1 head of butter lettuce (or something that looks similar, broad leaf is key)
- 1/2 tbs mustard powder
- Pinch of chili powder
- Sesame oil (if you have it)
- Pinch of cumin seeds
- 1 in. piece of ginger, finely diced
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs chili paste
- Splash of lemon juice
- 1/2 tbs honey
- 1 small clove of garlic, finely diced
1. Break off each leaf of the lettuce and wipe with a damp cloth. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, combine and mix all of the ingredients needed for the sauce.
3. In a pan, heat oil. Once the oil is heated add the ginger, onion, green onion and cumin seeds.
4. When the onions are fully cooked, add the zucchini. Season with mustard powder and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
5. Take a clean lettuce leaf (snip off the stem if need be) and spoon small amount of the zucchini into the leaf. Then drizzle some of the sauce. Then repeat.
Ease: Very easy and quick to make
Ayurvedic Friendly: I used all friendly ingredients for the most part
Yummy: Twas awesome!