Alfalfa is annual and perennial grasses, less often shrubs. The Legume family. There are about 50 species in the genus. It grows everywhere. The root system of alfalfa is a powerful rod, the main root with lateral branched roots penetrates the soil to a depth of 10 meters. The stems are branched, form a powerful bush up to 150 cm high.
Culinary recipes for alfalfa dishes, soup, meatballs and salads from alfalfa. The beneficial properties of alfalfa and its nutritional value.
Alfalfa contains minerals necessary for the body: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, fluorine, as well as proteins, tannins, blood coagulation stimulants, hormone-like substances, vitamins: A, C, D, E and K. It powerful source of chlorophyll.
Alfalfa is one of the few plants that contains plant-based fluoride. Fluoride is accumulated by the body primarily in the tissues of the teeth. What contributes to the formation of tooth enamel. Fluorine has a bactericidal effect on microorganisms that appear in the tooth cavity during tooth decay and periodontal disease. All these elements are necessary for the proper functioning of various organs of the human body..
Fresh alfalfa can be harvested from the end of April until the fall, which gives about six months of continuous use. For the winter, it can be dried and used to make soups and mashed potatoes. Only leaves and flowers should be harvested. There are almost no active substances in the stems. Alfalfa can also be leavened like cabbage.
20 g carrots + 50 g finely chopped alfalfa + 60 g potatoes + 20 g millet + 10 g butter + 20 g sour cream + 5 g parsley. In a boiling broth, put diced potatoes and rinsed. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Add carrots. Cook for 5 minutes. At the end of cooking, put alfalfa. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add sour cream and parsley.
Alfalfa green soup with dumplings.
1.5 cups cut green alfalfa + 1 pc. carrots + 1 egg + 0.5 cups flour + 2 tbsp. butter + 1.5 liters of water + dill + salt. Put boiled chopped carrots. While cooking, knead the dough from flour and egg. Then, with a wet spoon, tear off pieces of dough and lower them into boiling water. When the dumplings pop up, pour the chopped alfalfa into the soup. Cook for another 5-10 minutes. Fill with oil. Sprinkle with dill. Add little or sour cream.
Casserole with alfalfa.
For 2 servings: 700 g young alfalfa + 100 g butter + 125 g flour + 300 ml milk + 50 g cheese + 50 g rice + 2 eggs + salt + pepper. Rinse the leaves of young alfalfa. Boil in salt water for 15 minutes. Remove and rinse with cold water. Allow water to drain. Cut in small pieces. Boil rice (without boiling) in salt water. Rinse with cold water.
In a separate bowl, heat the butter and mash flour. Add, stirring, alfalfa and rice. Pass the mixture for about 5 minutes. Stir in warm milk. To salt. Spice up. Mix. Grease the metal sheet with oil. Sprinkle crushed crackers on it. Lay the cooked mixture on top. Pour in beaten eggs with grated cheese. Bake for about 40 minutes.
1 cup alfalfa greens + 1 cup boiled rice + 1 egg + 1 onion + salt + 2 tbsp. oil + 0.5 cups of ground crackers. Finely chop the onion and fry in oil. Combine rice, onion, finely chopped alfalfa and an egg. Form cutlets. Bread in the bread. Fry in oil.
Alfalfa Blue Meat.
Blue alfalfa + smoked meat + beef or pork meat + champignons + garlic + soy sauce + black and red pepper + salt. Fry the meat on both sides. To salt. Spice up. Add champignons and minced garlic. Add some water and soy sauce. Leave to cook further under the lid. Before fully cooked, add smoked meat and alfalfa. You can add a little cilantro or dill.
Alfalfa inflorescences in pastry.
Flowering branches of alfalfa, which began to blossom. For the test: 2.5 tbsp. flour + 1 egg + 2 tbsp. milk or sour cream + 1 tbsp. vodka. Grind the yolk with milk or sour cream. Pour in the vodka. Pour in flour and mix until a thick sour cream consistency test is obtained. Beat the protein in a strong foam. Put on the dough. Shuffle from bottom to top. Dip the inflorescences in the resulting dough and fry them in preheated fat.
Wash flowers and leaves. Slice. To salt. Season with sour cream, mayonnaise or vegetable oil.
Salad with alfalfa and tomatoes.
Wash flowers and leaves. Slice. To salt. Add tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers. Mix. Add sour cream.
1 cup young alfalfa leaves + 1 boiled egg + half a glass of green onion + 2 tbsp. tablespoons sorrel or acid + 0.5 cup sour cream. Finely chop the leaves. Mash the egg with a fork. Mix everything with finely chopped onions and sorrel. Season with sour cream.
Cucumber Salad with Alfalfa.
Cucumbers 2 pcs + alfalfa blue 1 cup + watercress 1 cup + lemon juice 1/4 cup + salt 1/4 teaspoon. Cut the cucumbers into thin slices. Put on a dish. Add watercress and alfalfa. Pour in lemon juice. Salt and mix thoroughly.
Alfalfa juice significantly increases the stability of the immune system, making a person inaccessible to many infections. You need to drink it in a mixture with other juices or water.
Chop flowers and leaves. Pour boiling water. Insist in a closed container for 10-15 minutes. Use immediately after preparation, adding sugar or honey.
Based on the book Survival beyond the threshold of civilization.