The farm has been steadily producing fresh vegetables over the past 3 months and we now get to enjoy the fruits of our labor. This weeks giveaway included cherry, roma, and beefsteak tomatoes, collard greens, basil, eggplant, and okra. As soon as the veggies were displayed, the residents jumped in line to pick up the items they wanted. Within an hour everything was gone! The residents also enjoyed a healthy dish prepared with items from the roof. The recipe is below.
Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil, and Collard Greens
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon of minced Basil
- 2 Pints of Cherry Tomatoes
- 2 Cups of sliced Collard Greens
- Salt and Pepper
Heat 1 Tb. olive oil in a skillet over medium-high flame until it just starts to smoke. Add tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Saute, shaking pan frequently, until tomatoes soften and skins just begin to wrinkle. Stir in the garlic and continue to shake the pan until garlic is fragrant. Add Collard Greens and Saute until they turn a vibrant green and begin to wilt. Turn off heat, stir in the basil and remaining 1 Tb. olive oil, and serve.
This dish was a big a hit with the residents and the addition of collard greens made it even more nutritious. Everyone is looking forward to next weeks giveaway and dish.