Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lambs Quarter Greek Salad

Lambs quarter is a new item in some of the shares this week! This wild edible is also known as goosefoot for the shape of its leaves and its flavor is often compared to spinach or chard. Lambs quarter can be steamed, cooked, or eaten raw. Enjoy this simple salad recipe adapted from Phoenix Farms blog.

Lambs Quarter Greek Salad
Salad Ingredients
2 cups of lambs quarters greens
2 white cucumbers, diced, or 1 slicing cucumber, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
2 green onions, chopped or 2 heaping tablespoons red onion, minced
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 clove garlic, minced
cup olives, chopped
2 teaspoon dried oregano (if possible fresh)

Dressing Ingredients
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
1½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
½ cup olive oil
¾ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon fresh herbs or 1 tablespoon dried (dill, parsley, oregano, etc.)
¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Blend together dressing ingredients until smooth. Coat salad before serving.

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