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Meatless Monday Recipe: Grilled Ramps with New Potatoes

Grilling softens the garlic and onion pungency of ramps. In this side dish they lend their smoky complexity to tender spring potatoes.

Meatless Monday Recipe: Grilled Ramps with New Potatoes
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Ingredients: 

16 small new potatoes (about 2 pounds), scrubbed
1 bunch ramps (about 6 ounces), rinsed and trimmed
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions: 

1. Start a fire on the grill.

2. Meanwhile, put potatoes in a large stockpot, just cover with water, place over high heat, and bring to boil. After potatoes have come to a boil, cook for an additional 15 minutes or so, until fork-tender.

3. Place ramps over a medium-hot fire, and grill until tender and browned but not crispy, about 8 minutes, turning halfway through.

4. Drain potatoes, quarter them, toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and place over fire. Grill until just browned then put in a large serving bowl. Cut grilled ramps on an angle in 2- to 3-inch pieces. Add ramps, olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to potatoes, toss, and serve.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 183 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 23 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 1.7 g fiber, 131 mg sodium (6% Daily Value).