So how do you follow up the best meal of your life?
Trust me it was on my mind as I came up with this dish from more items of my CSA bundle. But cooking isn’t a competition…outside of reality tv that is. So when I thought about how to use those garlic scapes and romaine lettuce, I thought back to that grilled caesar salad I had last summer. If you grill lettuce well, you end up with just enough carmelization without the “hot lettuce” syndrome.
I paired my grilled romaine with a garlic scape pesto dressing and some sliced CSA radishes. And to add that balance of sweetness, “croutons” made of diced sweet potatoes really completed the meal. The grilled chicken made this a full entree but without it, this dish could have been a fantastic side or appetizer. One week down and I’m already loving this CSA!