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I love my weekly vegetable farm share with its variety of beautiful, local, organic vegetables. But I have to admit that it can be challenging to find the perfect fit for everything that comes home from the farm each week, especially when my schedule is extra busy. When I don’t have the time or energy to plan it all out, I turn to my Lentil Farm Share Skillet. I have a sampling of ingredients below, but this could work with just about any vegetables you have on hand.
Lentil Farm Share Skillet
- 2 cups broth
- 1 cup red lentils
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 4 scallions
- 1 shallot
- 4 carrots
- 2 beets
- 1/2 lb turnips
- 3 cups chopped purple kale or other greens
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- Cook the lentils in the broth according to the package directions.
- Chop all the vegetables and sauté everything except the greens in a large skillet until just tender.
- Add the seasonings and sauté for another minute.
- Add the lentils and greens to the skillet, and cook for another minute until the greens are wilted. Serve immediately.
Lentil Farm Share Skillet Price Breakdown
It’s difficult to do an exact price breakdown for this recipe because the vegetables I get from my farm share don’t come with a price tag on them. My summer share costs $11.50 per week, and this recipe uses about half of what I come home with in the early spring weeks of the summer share season. So this recipe costs about $6.50 to make, or $1.63 per serving. I think that’s a bargain for a healthy, organic, vegetarian meal.
If you haven’t gotten around to signing up for a farm share yet, check out www.localharvest.org to find a farm near you.