Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's almost impossible to be stuck in a menu rut when you belong to a CSA.  Every week I'm surprised and excited by what Growing Power (my CSA) sends in my market basket.  This week, I had only one thought when I unpacked my bag.  SALAD!

Grapefruit Salad Dressing

I don't make a lot of salads in the winter months.  I'm much more drawn to soups and one-dish meals, like casseroles.  But, it was impossible for me not to be swept away by the crunchy goodness of pea shoots and watercress.

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Mixing up a salad of pea shoots, watercress, and cilantro with an easy grapefruit vinaigrette reminded us that spring is right around the corner.

We shared this recipe as part of Wellness Weekend and  Allergy Friendly Fridays.  Please check out the other great recipes.

Fresh Pea Shoot Salad
Serves 6


1 bunch pea shoots
1 bunch watercress
generous handful of cilantro
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 red onion, sliced
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
salt and pepper to taste


In a large salad bowl, combine vegetables and garbanzo beans.
Toss with olive oil.
Then add grapefruit juice, salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.

Happy Cooking!

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  1. Love this! How simple, nutritious and perfectly easy! We're going to feature this on our Facebook page and link here so people can see how you did it, and your lovely photography. If you wish, come LIKE us on Facebook for more recipes and tips on Asian green vegetables like baby bok choy, gai lan (Chinese broccoli), dau miu (pea shoots), yu choy, etc.

    --Your friendly farmers at Jade Asian Greens

  2. Thanks so much! I will head over to check you out in just a minute!