Utilizing my Hungry Harvest veggies every week has really forced me to start thinking outside of the box, and integrating vegetables into recipes in new ways. Getting a random assortment of farm fresh fruits and vegetables every week has really expanded my horizons, allowing me to utilize some of my favorite ingredients in fun new ways. Happily, it is also expanding my daughters palate, which is key now that she’s entering her toddler years. Getting a good assortment of fruits/veggies in her diet now will hopefully avoid pickiness at meal time, or at least give my wife and I more options to make sure she’s getting a balanced diet.
Like anyone who has had CSA share will recognize, some weeks you might get a ton of one ingredient, so you need be able to adapt your recipes and meal plans in order to make the most of your bounty. Hungry Harvest is similar to a CSA share in a lot of ways. You are often at the mercy of the selection that week, and while you can certainly add specific veggies to your order, most weeks you’ll be receiving a random assortment of goodies. This is not a bad thing, and it will definitely get you more comfortable cooking a wider range of ingredients.
This week I had a pretty healthy amount of sweet potatoes included in my Hungry Harvest, as well as some butternut squash, kale, broccolini and tomatoes. Luckily I had a some feta in the fridge, and after grabbing some garlic from the pantry and fresh herbs from the garden, this recipe just sort of fell into my lap.
Substituting roasted sweet potatoes for bread/toast in things like avocado toast or bruschetta has been a popular food trend for the past few years, and frankly it’s one I can completely get behind. The roasted sweet potato in this recipe adds a rich, sweet, earthy note to the bruschetta that pairs perfectly with the acidic tomato and stands in contrast to the salty feta and fresh herbs. Cut the sweet potato length wise for a larger portion, or cut them width wise into smaller circles if you’re feeding a crowd. Either way this recipe is a tasty appetizer or perfect go-to for a light lunch with a salad on the side!