Check Out What We Got in This Week's CSA Share

July 25, 2015

UFO-shaped squash, two red-through-the-center tomatoes, and a package of garlic butter. These are the makings of a good meal.

This week, we got a real treat in our Local Roots' delivery: Ronnybrook garlic butter! It was a reminder that CSA shares include more than just vegetables.

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We also got two onions, two UFO-shaped squash, two tomatoes, an eggplant, and a head of red lettuce. 

The first order of business? Merrill's tomato sandwich, recreated by Kristen. The sandwich is made up of just five ingredients: wholegrain bread, the summer's best tomatoes, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. 

Look how red those tomatoes are!

Now that we've scratched our tomato sandwich itch, it's time to think about what else to do with our CSA:

What would you do with these ingredients? 

Share a photo of your creation on Instagram and tag it with #madewithlocalroots and @localrootsnyc. In the first week of August, Local Roots will pick their favorite recipes and they'll include them on the menu for their supper club. The winner will receive two spots to the dinner, so get cooking!

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WenJay Y. July 27, 2015
Just spent the weekend visiting the farm that grew these vegetables and Farmer George and Ola are very excited to be reading everyone's recipe ideas!
Annada R. July 25, 2015
I would make a version of "baingan bharata" or "Indian baba ghanoush" with 5 of the ingredients (eggplant, squash, tomato onion and red lettuce). Apply a thin layer of olive oil to the eggplant and roast it on a BBQ grill till the flesh becomes super soft and the skin is charred enough to be peeled off easily. Meanwhile dice onions, tomatoes and squash in 1/2" pieces. Heat olive oil in a saute pan and add onions and tomatoes. Add salt, red chile powder, and pinch of garam masala and turmeric. Keep sauteing to avoid the spices from burning. Peel the skin off of eggplant and mash the eggplant with a fork or hand. Add this mashed eggplant to the onion mixture. Cook for 5-10 minutes for the spices to mix well into the eggplant. Add chopped red lettuce before turning off heat. Eat with warm pita bread.
Sarah J. July 26, 2015
That sounds great!
702551 July 25, 2015
The most obvious dish is ratatouille (or caponata) using four of the CSA share items (eggplant, squash, tomato, onion); I'd add a red bell pepper as well.

I typically use zucchini in my ratatouille instead of pattypan squash, but hey, it would be fine substitution.

No worries about the lettuce which will last two weeks if stored properly.