Shaved Cauliflower Salad with Walnuts

This recipe has a double dose of walnuts:  the nuts themselves and walnut oil, which can be found in most natural food stores.  Alternately you can use olive oil and sesame oil.

Clean and thinly slice 1-2 leeks lengthwise.  Toss with 1 T. olive oil and salt, then roast in a small skillet in the oven at 350 degrees until soft and beginning to brown.

Make the dressing by whisking together 2 T. lemon juice, 1/4 C. walnut oil (or 2 1/2 T. olive oil mixed with 1 t. sesame oil), 3 t. dijon or stoneground mustard, and 1 t. capers.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cut 1 medium head of cauliflower into florets.  Push the florets through the feed tube of a food processor with a slicing disk (or a mandoline), or thinly slice them by hand.

Shave, grate or very thinly slice carrots to make 1 C.

Toss the vegetables with the zest of 1 lemon and 1/4 C. minced parsley.

Toss the cauliflower and carrots with the dressing and allow to sit for an hour, stirring a few times.

Roughly chop 1/2 C. walnuts, then toast in a skillet.

Just before serving, toss the walnuts with the salad and season with more lemon juice, salt and pepper.  If you have any Asian Pears, cut 1 into matchstick slices and toss with the salad as well.

CLICK HERE FOR MEMBER NEWS

Longjohn Season

Longjohn season is here at Terra Firma.  Here at the farm, it’s something we look forward too all year. If you live in the Bay Area, you probably don’t wear long underwear very often.  Unless you’re a frequent visitor to … Continue reading

Finding Solace in a Box of Veggies

Farmers have a pretty well deserved reputation as glass-half-full types.  It’s not a coincidence that many cautionary phrases have their origins in agriculture — “Don’t count your chickens…” The election left most people I know feeling pretty pessimistic.  I think … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

If you’re having a hard time believing it’s Thanksgiving already, you’re not the only one.  November isn’t what it used to be at Terra Firma or in Northern California in general.  Sure, we’ve had quite a bit of rain.  But … Continue reading