05 June 2010

lettuce on pasta

This meal felt somewhat controversial. To start with, I'd just received my first box from Boston Organics, and was pleased. Thing is, I may be a vegetarian but I hate lettuce. I didn't want to put it on my no list even though I could just in case the lettuce was the kind of green that'd make me change my mind, but when it arrived I still felt cold. So, I decided to put it on pasta.

Now I'm not sure where I read this, but someone out there on the great wide web thought that it would be a great idea to tell folks that if they got too much lettuce in their farmshare that they should saute it with olive oil and salt & pepper. So I did. As you can see, it looks like I was stirfrying a salad.

With the help of time, it began to look more like the sort of pasta topping I'd hoped for. The greens ended up looking like bak choy, and tasting similarly, albeit slightly more bitter. I threw it on gluten-free pasta with baby tomatoes, onions and some pesto and it went down pretty well.


  1. wow, that looks great. i have definitely sauteed leftover salad to add to my couscous before but never with pasta. this is something i will try as i too dislike lettuce. glad you got your BO Box and hope you enjoy.xo

  2. I'm impressed! My mam gave me cabbage, pasta and tomato soup once.....i still have nightmares. (She was clearing out presses ad using up food "just eat it, its fine!").



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