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How to use up a crisper full of Spring?

I am leaving town at the last minute, so now I'm scrambling to use up all the scraps of spring I have in my crisper: ramps, leeks, parsley, thyme, basil, pea shoots, radish micro greens, and scallions. Normally I would toss everything into a quiche, but I am not in the mood to make dough when I get home tonight.

Any thoughts?
Any ideas would be helpful!

asked by Cristina Sciarra over 2 years ago
8 answers 1247 views
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HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

I would make a frittata.

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added over 2 years ago

What about a frittata? Similar to quiche but without the crust, and if you have a skillet it can be a one-pot meal.

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added over 2 years ago

Salsa verde and roasted leeks. Otherwise, stash in the freezer for vegetable stock.

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added over 2 years ago

Grab some pre-made dough in the refrigerator aisle. Or make a crazy spring pizza.

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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 2 years ago

You could make a quiche without the crust if you are in the mood for quiche, but the frittata would be good, too. Either way, you can toss in any cheese remnants hiding in the back of the refrigerator.

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added over 2 years ago

Great ideas here... And I especially love the imagery in "a crisper full of spring".

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added over 2 years ago

Thanks, all! These are great recommendations, and I will return to them. I ended up making a pesto from the pea shoots and ramps, which I think will last until I get home in a few days, and then I can use it all sort of ways.

For my flight, I made a sandwich of ham, pea shoot-and-ramp pesto, herbs, and sauteed leeks and scallions. It was pretty tasty!

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