Fajita Salad with Cucumber Salsa

Turns out I have another recipe to share, and then for real I have posts on skin care coming up. Exciting!

I finally signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). What took me so long?! I think it’s because my inner control freak couldn’t handle the thought of getting produce that wasn’t part of my master meal plan.

Well I finally signed up for one and picked up my first box last Friday. I was by far the most excited person there, jumping up and down showing strangers what I got, saying Look, I got one of these! They were like…yeeaah, take it easy lady.

This is a Romanesco. So beautiful. Tastes like cauliflower.

Romanesco broccoli

This is what I got in my CSA delivery:

  • 5lb bag of potatoes
  • bananas
  • 4 kiwi’s
  • carton of strawberries
  • 1 bunch rainbow chard
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 romanesco
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 zucchini

The whole thing only cost $25 and it was all organic! And then the fun part: pretending like I’m iron chef figuring out how I’m going to use all these items up in a week! FUN!

I decided I wanted to make a cucumber “salsa” to put on my salads and it turned out so good! I’m sure there are a gazillion recipes like this on the internet, but I didn’t look at any of those, I just got out my food processor and started mincing away. The end result was just perfect.

Cucumber Salsa

  • 2 cucumbersfajita salad
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeds removed)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (seeds removed)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro (minced, stems and all in the food processor)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • lemon juice to taste
  • salt to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste

Use a food processor to dice all ingredients. Place everything in a bowl and stir. Consume liberally.

I used the butter lettuce for the base of my salad and then added some fajita meat I picked up at Whole Foods. I drizzled on a little olive oil and added some avocado and voila, that’s a gourmet salad right there!

That was a short post today, I know, but that’s all I have for now!

Enjoy your weekend!

Laura

 

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