Today we got our first share and the first order of business was to make dinner. We roasted the okra that we got with some spices and olive oil and it was amazing. When you're eating crazy fresh food, it doesn't really need much to be fantastic. We also had a highly adapted Tuscan bean and tuna salad with some JBG arugula. In addition to trying to clean up our eating, we also need fast meals and nothing is faster than this salad.
|seasoned, roasted okra|
2 cans tuna in olive oil, drain one can and save the oil and use the oil from the other can with the tuna
2 cans cannellini (or other white) beans, drained
juice of one lemon (zest too, if you're not in a hurry)
1 small shallot, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed or finely minced
2 T fresh dill, chopped
salt + pepper to taste
Okay, this is going to be the most complicated recipe ever:
mix everything together
season to taste
My favorite thing to do with the oil is to brush it on bread and toast it in the oven. If I'm feeling particularly lazy, I just brush the oil on toast. Either way, eating this with a slice of really tasty bread is highly advised. I've also used that oil to make a vinaigrette (combine oil with some lemon juice, dill, salt, pepper, and dijon mustard in a jar; shake) to go over greens to eat with the salad. This time I added a handful of arugula from the share in my bowl (Colby abstained) and it was GOOD. But I think that arugula is the most delicious stuff ever, so that is something easily omitted if you don't love your taste buds.