After all of the things I made with Week 1's goodies, the one thing that plagued me was the lettuce. Really? I don't know why, but it sat in my fridge as I came up with other fun ways to use the rest of my goods. That was until my partner in crime suggested a avocado BLT, and I was sold.
|the BALT: Bacon Avocado Lettuce and Tomato|
A layer of creamy avocado, topped with crispy bacon, and local tomato and red leaf lettuce made for one fantastic sandwich!!
With my leftover Six Grain & Pumpkin Seed bread I decided to run with the sandwich idea and whipped up a recipe that I've been meaning to try for some time now-- Chickpea Salad! While pegged as a mock tuna salad, I don't think it needs to be associated with tuna at all, so I'm going with its own name :) Garbanzo's are my favorite kind of bean, so I was quite smitten with this and will make it part of my regular rotation! My only change to the recipe was to use picked green tomatoes instead of straight up pickles as that's all I had on hand.
Anyone else have any more creative uses for fresh, local lettuce?
Hope everyone has a good weekend!! I've got my last race in the 25-29AG coming up... wish me luck :)