My regular CSA hasn’t been offering deliveries as often as I’d like. I guess I’m an impatient person so I searched out an additional source of fresh produce.
One of my husband’s friends told him about a local produce delivery company they use – Organics To You. I’d actually looked into this company a while ago when searching for a CSA but thought that I would have an overflowing garden and make weekly trips to the farmer’s market.
My garden is a bit slow to fill our fridge and the farmer’s market trips are interrupted with weekend get-aways. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing but it was time to work around that.
Our first delivery came on Wednesday and was unpacked immediately.
I came home from work to find a fridge full of health on a shelf (or two).
Green bell peppers
After admiring for a couple of minutes I removed a few items from the fridge and put them in their proper homes.
Normally we wouldn’t be able to fill our shelves like we did which means our fridge was looking pretty bare. Our freezer was too at the time so I used part of the bounty for my lunch the next day plus a great protein and fiber packed pantry item – beans.
Simple Chickpea Salad
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 bunch of spinach, chopped
2 golden beets, roasted and diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1/2 a green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
2 – 3 tbsp italian dressing
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir.
You can eat this right away or save it in the fridge covered for 1-2 days. The spinach will soften up a bit after being in the fridge but the flavors are even tastier then.