Wasabi arugula and padron peppers

We found thisĀ unusualĀ lettuce at Trader Joe’s. And like wasabi, it has a spicy kick to it. It was very tasty with our CSA padron peppers and black beans with red onion, mango, and fresh CSA corn.

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Raw Mexican rice

Made with parsnips!


2 medium parsnips
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
1 TBL olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste

In the food processor, blend together all ingredients EXCEPT the parsnips and salt. Remove the dressing and set aside. Cut parsnips into pieces that will fit in the food processor. Pulse until the texture looks like fluffy rice. Combine parsnips with tomato dressing. Add salt to taste and more olive oil if needed.

Serve with with guacamole and beans!