2013 Lenten Potluck #6: Super Green Salad & Smashed Broccoli and Potatoes

Well, Wednesday we had the last Lenten potluck of the year. As usual I was quickly trying to throw things together in between work and the service, and this time, both things I made were pretty green.

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First I whipped up a dressing made with one avocado, and mustard to taste. I used Dijon.

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Smash the avocado until smooth, and stir in as much mustard as you’d like.

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In the salad I had baby spinach, avocado, green onion,

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and lots of fresh cilantro. I love the smell of cilantro and green onions together.

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Then add the dressing, stir, eat.

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Recently I overheard someone at the potluck saying he likes to eat broccoli that’s been boiled until it’s rubbery and gray. That didn’t sound very appetizing, but it gave me an idea. I steamed a few heads of broccoli while half a dozen very small red potatoes baked in the oven at 500. The broccoli needs to be pretty tender, but should still be GREEN.

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The insides of the potatoes were scooped out of the skins and added to the broccoli.

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(pile of empty potato skins, in case you didn’t believe me or something)

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All smashed up with a potato masher. I left lots of chunks.

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It will need some fat. A sauce made of tahini, lemon, salt & fresh garlic is perfect.

I needed to make extra sauce for mine, so I was back in the kitchen when everyone started eating. I didn’t even try to get a picture of everything, sorry. But…

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Here is my plate. I didn’t even get to try my own salad, but I hear it was good. I did get a molasses cookie, some pasta with a pumpkin and sage sauce, and lots of fresh fruit. I’m not sure what exactly was in the black beans & corn, but it was really good! I also had a veggie soup, and that’s what that big chunk of bread went into.

So. That’s it for potlucks, I guess – tonight we’re having a Presanctified Liturgy, but afterwards we’re going to my favorite place….

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