Tomatoes, beans, peas, peppers, eggplant, okra, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, watermelon… if you have plants, and you try your best to take care of them, you’ll have a harvest.
So now what? What can you do with all those goodies?
Below are just some of the meals that we’ve (by we, I mean my husband) created this past spring and summer to enjoy the bounty from the garden. What are you cooking? Just leave a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomatoes: salsa, gumbo, fresh pasta sauce, bruschetta,
Okra: gumbo, Chai Pani-style okra (sliced thin, cooked in a cast iron skillet and sprinkled with spices), fried okra
Jalapenos: add to nearly anything!
Corn: corn salad, add to pasta, stir fry or any salad
Eggplant: roasted eggplant and bean dip (my favorite), La Tienda-style fried eggplant with thyme and honey, Peter Chang-style dry-fried eggplant
Potatoes: Curate-style Spanish tortilla, potato salad, mashed potatoes, fried potatoes
Sweet potatoes: soup, chorizo and potato tacos, add to curry
Beans: sauteed with garlic and olive oil and topped with chopped almonds, stir fry (many kinds)
Peas: stir fry or in salads (or eaten raw off the vine, my favorite)
Cabbage: shredded on sandwiches, cabbage bake with sausage, Thai salad
Peppers: stuffed peppers, rajas for tacos, gumbo, sausage and peppers
Zucchini: fried zucchini, stir fry
Cucumbers: raw or make into pickles! (and then fry the pickles…yummy)
Watermelon: eaten fresh or…made into a margarita or daiquiri!
2 thoughts on “So you had a good harvest…now what?”