Food & Drink

21 Ways To Cook Through Your CSA Greens

CSAs are overwhelmingly green this time of year. Here's help.

CSAs are great, in theory. It's community supported agriculture after all. Signing up for a weekly box of just-picked produce from the local farm sounds like the best way to cook seasonal throughout the months of summer, eat healthy, and feel good about supporting your local community. But the thing about theories is that they don't always pan out in reality. And when it comes to CSAs, especially in the beginning of the season, like now, this is especially true.

This time of year, when the farms are just beginning to harvest, CSA boxes are loaded with greens. No summer tomatoes, no eggplant, not even cucumbers. Just one big box of leafy, threatening-to-wilt greens. Kale, chard, arugula, and about five kinds of lettuce find their way into a single box, to be eaten by you. Thinking about eating it all feels like an impossible burden -- how are you going to do it before something goes bad?

You can do it -- and you won't have to eat salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner, either. Here are the recipes that will help you make it a reality.

1
Kale Mac And Cheese
Sweet Potato Chronicles
Get the Kale Mac And Cheese recipe from Sweet Potato Chronicles
2
Coconut Milk Braised Lettuce With Ginger, Garlic And Pepper
gingerroot/Food52
3
Butter Lettuce Soup
We Are Never Full
Get the Butter Lettuce Soup recipe from We Are Never Full
4
Kale Pesto Spaghetti With Goat Cheese
Little Leopard Book
Get the Kale Pesto Spaghetti With Goat Cheese recipe from The Little Leopard Book
5
Strawberry, Pistachio, Feta Cheese & Basil Salad
Cookin' Canuck
6
Kale Detox Juice
Little Leopard Book
Get the Green Detox Juice recipe from the Little Leopard Book
7
Fried Rice With Kale
Ellen SIlverman
8
Swiss Chard + Walnut Stuffed Tomatoes
Caroline Wright/Food52
Get the Swiss Chard + Walnut Stuffed Tomatoes recipe from Caroline Wright via Food52
9
Pine Nut Chicken In Lettuce Cups
Frances Janisch
10
Butter Lettuce And Turkey Sausage Pasta
Food Woolf
11
Spinach And Kale Greek Yogurt Dip
How Sweet It Is
Get the Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip recipe from How Sweet It Is
12
Swiss Chard And Zucchini Enchiladas
Karen Bianchi/Food52
Get the Swiss Chard and Zucchini Enchiladas recipe from Karen Bianchi via Food52
13
Chard Fritters
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Chard Fritters recipe from Alexandra Cooks
14
Red Leaf Salad With Roasted Beets, Oranges And Walnuts
Jennifer Causey
15
Kale And Apple Salad
Seven Spoons
16
Grilled Lettuce Salad With Buttermilk-Chive Dressing
Scrumpdillyicious
17
Chipotle Spiced Lamb & Kale Tostadas
Sweet Sugar Bean
Get the Chipotle Spiced Lamb & Kale Tostadas recipe from Sweet Sugar Bean
18
Broccoli, Chard, & Bean Soup
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Broccoli, Chard, & Bean Soup recipe from Adventures in Cooking
19
Boston Lettuce Salad With Creamy Parmesan Dressing And Parmesan Tuiles
Savoring Time in the Kitchen
20
Spring Herb Salad With Radish And Parsley
Lara Ferroni
21
Spelt Focaccia With Kale, Squash And Pecorino
John Kernick/Food & Wine

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

Radish Recipes