(2017) Cabbage Salad with Tahini Dressing

This recipe from SeriousEats.com is good when it’s fresh, but it’s really nice when it’s wilted as well. A great do-ahead. If you’re going to make it ahead, combine the cabbage and onion and add just a little salt. Let the vegetables sit maybe two hours in a colander and then give them a good squeeze. Now you’ve removed a lot of the moisture and the dressing won’t get watered down as the salad rests.

Kimchi

Kimchi is traditionally made with Napa cabbage, and is a great way to use daikon radishes. If you only have “regular” cabbage – just substitute it for the Napa in the recipe.
The Korean chili powder is pretty essential. You can find it at the Buford Highway Farmers Market, but also at grocers that specialize in Korean foods.
The recipe comes from “Tart and Sweet” by Kelly Geary and Jessie Knadler. Add some sliced mustard greens if you like, that’s also a traditional addition.

CSA Salad with Buttermilk-Green Onion Dressing

The gorgeous head of lettuce in my CSA box made me run for the salad bowl. Slice up the radishes you don’t put into a sandwich, add the cucumbers and then make this simple dressing. You could sliver some of the Napa cabbage into your salad as well. And what about boiling up a few of those eggs and adding egg halves? Now you’ve got a perfect lunch or light dinner.