Week Three of Fresh Fork was great! I’m so excited to be getting all of this fresh produce and meat each week and not have to plan meals. It’s so easy to just use what I have as opposed to making a trip to the grocery store to pick everything up. Yup, I’m drinking the Koolaid.
Can’t tell from the picture what we got? Week Three included:
- 1 lb grassfed ground beef
- 1 bag heirloom corn chips
- 1 piece, 6 oz, aged sharp cheddar (called Hull’s Trace)
- 1 bunch swiss chard
- 1 head green leaf lettuce
- 1 bunch radishes
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 ct zucchini
- 1 quart strawberries
So what did we make this week?
- Corn chips: Were eaten with the sharp cheddar (B liked, but I wasn’t a huge fan. I prefer less sharp -softer?-cheese) and we also ate with the corn, onion, tomato and cilantro salsa.
- Grassfed beef: B made some burgers on our grill over the weekend. I had turkey burgers, but had a bite of the grassfed beef and was pleased – it seemed pretty good!
- Lettuce and radishes: used for salads and snacks. I LOVE radishes just cut up as a snack so those were gone immediately.
- Swiss chard: I cooked it up and we had it for dinner one night with some chicken I marinated. B liked it a lot!
- Zucchini: I roasted some to serve with the chard and chicken.
- Cilantro: This was a tough one because B is not a huge cilantro fan. So I put it on a few salads and added it to a few dishes that I was eating on my own. I did make a salsa to serve with our burgers and chips with some cilantro that was pretty good. That sorta/not-really-a-recipe is below.
Tomato, Corn, Onion and Cilantro Salsa
Here’s what you need:
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 ish Tablespoons of red wine vinegar
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp lemon or lime juice (I bet lime would be great! I used lemon. Because that’s what I had on hand)
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 15 oz can of corn (or if you want you can grill up some corn on the cob and use about 2 cobs worth of corn!)
- As much cilantro as your heart desires (if you’re like B, the answer is none. If you’re like me, it’s more like 2 bunches…only sorta kidding)
Here’s what you do:
- In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon juice and minced garlic.
- Finely chop onion and tomatoes. Taste the onion – if it’s too spicy (B thinks that red onions can be too spicy at times) soak it in ice water for a little while.
- Combine chopped onion, tomatoes, and corn. Mix with dressing.
- Add cilantro to taste.
- You’re done – enjoy! It’s a nice refreshing salad that we served with our grilled burgers and corn chips.
Optional: Chop up 1-2 avocados and add those as well.
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