Here is a way to use many items in your CSA basket at once:
Nettie’s Summer Pasta Salad
1. cook 1/2 lb of pasta – macaroni, shells or other small noodle. Drain
2. Meanwhile saute in this order:
1 large chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 chopped red pepper
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 c. chopped squash – zuchini, summer or a combination
1 c. chopped eggplant
2 chopped tomatoes (about 2 c.)
1 can or 1.5 c. black beans, drained
the greens from one bunch of beets (about 1 c.), rinsed and chopped
.25 c. chopped fresh basil
Remove from heat, add .5 to 1 c. shredded cheese: cheddar, pepper jack or other flavorful cheese.
Toss veggies with pasta serve warm or cold.