So I joined a CSA this year through our local B&B Farms in Egg Harbor, NJ. Last Wednesday was my first pick up ever and let me tell you something. I am in LOVE. I can remember not even knowing what CSA stood for a couple years ago - it stands for Community Supported Agriculture- and now it is my favorite thing in the world. If you have the opportunity to become a part of a CSA and pick up fresh produce every week, I have two words for you: DO IT.
I picked up the most beautiful veg I have ever seen. 3 heads of lettuce, a bunch of beets, 2 heads of kohlrabi, a bunch of garlic scapes, a pint of arugula, 2 bunches of kale, and we picked 2 pints of snap peas ourselves. I immediately started thinking of how to use these beauties. The next night, we came up with some lettuce cups. They were so good, I wanted to share the recipe in case you were looking for something to do with YOUR share this week.
Beef & Vegetable Lettuce Cups with Kohlrabi Salad
- 1 head hohlrabi cut into thin matchsticks
- 1 1/2 carrots- 1 carrot cut into matchsticks, 1/2 carrot diced
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 lb ground beef (I used 85% lean)
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 small red onion diced
- about 10 snap peas diced
- 1 garlic scape diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper diced
- 1/4 c soy sauce*
- 1 to 2 Tbsp sriracha sauce
- 1 Tbsp honey*
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- one head lettuce, leaves separated
- sesame seeds as garnish
- *Make it Whole 30 compliant by using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and eliminating the honey
For the salad:
Toss the kohlrabi and carrot matchsticks (save diced carrot) in a bowl with the sugar and rice vinegar. Set aside.
Add the ground beef, garlic, onion, snap peas, garlic scape, diced carrot, and peppers to a medium high pan and cook until meat is brown. If you're using a leaner beef, you might want to add a small bit of oil to the pan. In a small bowl, mix together the soy, sriracha, honey and ginger. Pour over meat mixture and heat until warm.
To assemble the lettuce cups, place two leaves on a plate. Add about 1/2 cup meat mixture and about 1/4 cup kohlrabi salad to the top. Garnish with sesame seeds and YUM! Just pick them up like you would a taco.