Don't worry guys! I'm running out of prepared small plate recipes if you're getting bored. But I'll never get bored of small plates! You can mix a bunch of little things together and get all the flavors!
This dish here came to be when I received some extra lambsquarter at market. If you are confused, that's cool because I had no idea what lambsquarter was either. But that's why it's great when you shop at the farmers market! You can go right up to the farmer (or someone that represents them) and ask about the produce they have grown, how they have grown it, and what you can do with it. You can also find different/obscure veggies to experiment with. I have been told that lambsquarter is basically wild spinach, so making Sesame Lambsquarter seemed like a fun idea!
This recipe is super easy, super healthy, and super delicious! Obviously, if you can't find lambsquarter, spinach would make a good substitute. Have fun mixing and matching all the small plates to make a unique and tasty meal that will keep your taste buds on their toes (if taste buds actually had toes...)!
Sesame Lambsquarter (or Spinach)
Serves 2 (easily multiplied)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 c. onion, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 c. lambsquarter
- Add the sesame oil and seeds to a pan over medium heat. Make sure the oil coats all of the seeds, and stir occasionally.
- When the seeds begin to turn golden brown and become fragrant, add the garlic and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the onions begin to caramelize.
- Add the lambsquarter, and cook until the leaves are wilted. Serve warm!