One of the best parts of being a part of a CSA is getting unusual or unfamiliar vegetables. This week everyone will be getting pea shoots in their shares and to some of you I bet this is a new item.
Pea shoots are the top tender growth of the pea plant. Can you see the tip-top of the plant with the tendrils and delicate leaves? That is all we harvest for pea shoots.
Unsurprisingly they taste just like peas! They are very tender with a fresh-crunchy texture.
You can store them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for at least a week.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy pea shoots is in pesto.
You can use them in salads, on sandwiches, or add them to a stir fry or fold them into scrambled eggs.
I think you will love using them in different dishes all week.
Have fun eating and I’ll see you at pickup.