things i do that are ridiculous.Posted: June 19, 2012 | Author: rachel | Filed under: farm share/CSA, recipes | Leave a comment »
here’s a fun fact: leeks look a lot like green onions. especially if they are tiny leeks. as in the smallest leeks i’ve ever seen.
we got our first csa share last thursday (yay!) and immediately the panic set in about how we are going to eat all the food before it rots. i have a running list of recipes to use during the summer because nothing makes me feel worse than opening my fridge to wasted vegetables. i also make everything in huge batches so i can give at least half of it away to friends.
i thought this recipe would be a good use of our radishes, despite my tendency to avoid potatoes. (we ate a lot of potatoes growing up. i spent all of my 20s avoiding anything potato-related except for chips.)
the recipes calls for pickling your own green onions in vinegar before adding them to the salad. i spent way too much time trying to cut up my green onions, which were tough and stringy and nothing like green onions. you would have thought that was my first clue. or the fact that my csa lists what we’re getting every week and there were no green onions on the list, but whatever. i pickled away and threw in a bunch of radishes as well.
all seemed well until i tried eating the salad and i could hardly chew what i thought were green onions. i emailed back and forth with my friend, who gets the same farm share, trying to figure out what they were: tough green onions? garlic scapes? no: leeks. i was eating raw leeks. raw. leeks.
the salad is still good. i’m picking out the pickled raw leeks.
i also have 2 huge bowls left of it. come over for some raw leeks if you want some.
recipe edits: the salad i made turned out nothing like this because i got lazy. i got to the pickled onions/leeks/radishes part and called it quits. my salad was a combo of: new potatoes, pickled radishes/leeks (sigh), hard boiled eggs, grainy spicy mustard, annie’s organic green garlic salad dressing, salt & pepper to taste. toss in arugula for a leafy spicy kick.