Friday, May 25, 2012

Two Thumbs Up Cashew Salad

I have made this unique salad for years and my family loves it. I gave it to two friends who had never tried it and they both gave it two thumbs up. I hope you like it too! I think it just begs to be eaten outside in the shade with a glass of ice cold lemonade.

Cashew Salad
1 1/2 cups of chopped cashews
1 cup chopped pea shoots
1 cup chopped snow peas
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
2/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
                                                                                                         juice of 1/2 lemon
                                                                                                         Add 1 1/2 cups of chopped shrimp,
                                                                                                         chicken, or chickpeas if desired 
Mix all of the ingredients together and let chill. You can serve on a bed of lettuce, wrapped in lettuce leaves, or as a sandwich. It is perfect for a Sunday morning brunch served on croissants lined with spinach. Yum!
If you really want to use all of your weekly items try adding 1 cup of cooked brown rice to this salad! If you have never had a cold rice salad I think this recipe will make you a convert!

If you haven't thought of a way to use your brown rice yet, make sure you click  here for our recipe for perfectly cooked brown rice. While your rice is cooking saute your kale and green onions in 1/2 tbsp olive oil, don't forget to add a chopped garlic clove! When your kale is soft stir in a can of drained black beans and add a container of fresh salsa. Remove from heat and add 2 cups of rice. Spread rice mixture between 2 tortillas, sprinkle with cheese if desired and heat in skillet until each side is browned. Cut into wedges and serve with guacamole! Easy and so good! For another variation check our recipe for All that and a Bag Of Chips Dip!

Don't forget that our spring share delivery has ended and our early summer shares will be ready for pick up starting this Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. If you can't wait until then to see us come to the Farmers Market Saturday morning! It will be perfect timing to pick up something to take to your Memorial Day Picnic. They even have homemade, all natural dog biscuits so Fido won't feel left out!

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