One of my favorite parts of having a CSA is being forced to learn about and try new foods.
Typically, I buy spinach almost every single week. Once in a while, I might branch out to arugula, but that’s about as adventurous as I get. I’ve only received the CSA share 4 times this year and I have already been absolutely amazed at how many types of “leafy greens” there are.
We’ve been receiving spinach, kale and various types of “lettuce” and “salad mixes.” I wish I knew exactly what these were (anyone know?…it looks like romaine but with purple at the edges). Anyways, I am obsessed with it and have never wanted to eat salads so often, just to get a taste of these fresh leafy greens (and purples)!
This salad has sweet, salty, crunchy and tender all mixed-up in every bite. The basil adds an unexpected burst of flavor. It is so simple, yet absolutely addicting. I’ve already made it 3 times in the last 2 weeks.
Feta, Cranberry and Pecan Salad
Keywords: raw entree salad side vegetarian cheese leafy greens cranberries pecans
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 2 oz. crumbled feta
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans, roughly chopped
- Small handful fresh basil leaves (about 7 or 8), roughly chopped
- 1 cup croutons
- 4-5 button mushrooms, chopped
- Balsamic vinaigrette (or other dressing of choice)
Toss all ingredients together. Serve and enjoy!
In addition to leafy greens, additional new foods I’ve been able to try were sent to me courtesy of Cocomo Joe Foods!
I was sent their Cocomo Corn…
…a variety of Cocomo Joebars…
…and their Salty Chocolate Granola!…
I have been loving all the unique flavors they offer! I have tried several of the Joebars and have been so impressed with the variety offered! I have never seen a coffee flavored bar before and the Coffee Joebar has definitely been my FAVORITE product of theirs I’ve tried so far! I had this bar for a morning snack and loved how it seemed to combine perfectly the two things I crave in the morning: a nutritious and flavorful snack AND coffee! Just read the ingredients: coconut, walnuts, coconut nectar, roasted coffee, chia seeds, raw maca root powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract (all organic). I mean, how can you go wrong here? This bar is pure genius!
I also have been enjoying the Cocomo Caramel Corn; it’s only slightly sweet with a great crunch! Again, I am amazed at the creativity here; they took a common snack (popcorn) and jazzed it up with coconut oil and coconut nectar to create something truly unique!
Their foods are organic, vegan and non-GMO. To find our more information or to order products, click here!
~What is your favorite type of “leafy green”?