Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring!

I love springtime vegetables!  Asparagus, baby green onions, garlic scapes, ramps, radishes, yum!  This dish just screams "SPRING" to me:
This meal came together really quickly and the whole family loved it! 

Springy-Vegetables over Rice

olive oil
6 stalks of asparagus, sliced in 1/2 inch pieces
2 carrots, diced
1 zucchini, sliced
4 green onions, sliced
1 bunch chard, sliced thinly
1 can artichokes, drained
a handful flatleaf parsley, chopped
a Tbsp or 2 of fresh basil, torn
lemon zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper
Cooked brown rice to serve it over

Just heat the olive oil in a skillet and toss in the carrots and asparagus first.  Cook until asparagus is starting to turn bright, but still crunchy.  Then add the zucchini and green onions.  Cook 1-2 minutes or until zucchini is starting to wilt down. Then add the chard, artichokes, and parsley.  Cook just until the chard has wilted.  Remove from heat and stir in the basil, lemon, and salt/pepper.  Serve over brown rice or pasta.  

6 comments:

Katy said...

YUM!

Andrew Lovseth said...

Looks beautiful! My town's farmer's market opens next week, so I'll try it out!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Just look at all those amazing veggies!

aTxVegn said...

I love spring veggies. Your plate looks fabulous!

Cafe Cyan said...

Liz - do you guys have ramps at Mississippi Market? My co-op doesn't have them yet and I'm not about to go out in the woods searching ;)

Liz said...

We sure do! I know we have some wild ramps in at our Selby location right now.