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Watermelon Radish Salad

watermellon radish salad

watermellon radish salad Watermelon Radish Salad Print Serves: 8 A simple salad that pairs the sharpness of the radish with the smooth flavor of the avocado dressing. So good! Adapted from a recipe by Tasha DeSerio & Jodi Liano Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 2 -3 watermelon radishes, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Farmers To You Ingredients: Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, avocado
Instructions
  1. Peel a large shallot and finely dice it.

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Rainbow Salad

rainbow salad

rainbow salad Rainbow Salad Print Serves: 6 A salad with brilliant color, texture and tastes. The sweetness of the grated beets sets off the sharp taste of arugula. Delicious. Ingredients

  • 5 ounces+/- arugula
  • 1 head of red leaf letttuce (or romaine or other greens)
  • large handful of ripped radicchio leaves
  • 1 medium sized beet, grated
  • 1 pint orange and/or red cherry tomatoes
  • edible flowers
Farmers to You Ingredients: Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • radicchio
Instructions
  1. Wash greens and spin dry.

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Spring Salad with Feta and Apricots

Spring Salad with Feta and Apricots

Spring Salad with Feta and Apricots Spring Salad with Feta and Apricots Print Serves: 6 A satisfying spring salad combining the sweetness of apricots with the tang of fresh mustard greens and the saltiness of feta. To make it a filling, one-dish meal, add hard boiled eggs or cooked meat or tofu and serve with a loaf of delicious, fresh bread. This could not be more simple! Ingredients

  • Organic green leaf/red leaf lettuce
  • Organic spinach
  • Red giant organic mustard
  • Goat feta
  • Dried apricots
  • Vinaigrette
Farmers to You Ingredients: Other Fresh or Pantry Ingredients:
  • olive oil
  • seasoned rice vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • garlic
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. No need to measure your ingredients: just determine how much you think your family will eat at one sitting and let that be your guide.

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Reviving Vegetables

Who hasn’t uncovered some sad looking vegetables in their fridge from time to time? Wilted lettuce, bendy carrots, droopy broccoli. Instead of tossing away, try giving them a cold bath. Trim the ends off the carrots, cut the broccoli or cauliflower into florets and cut away any discolored parts. Place the veggies in a large bowl or pot and completely submerge with cold water. It’s fine if the vegetables float. Let them sit for at least an hour. It may take more than an hour, I usually let mine sit for several hours until they have regained life and are rehydrated again.  

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Chopped Salads

Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad

CHOPPED SALADS

There are endless variations and no need for a recipe.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when assembling a chopped salad. These tips are from the great food blog the Kitchn.

skip the lettuce

the allure of a chopped salad comes from all those small crunchy bits mixed together.  the lettuce only gets in the way – save it for a “regular” salad.

use beans

beans are bite sized and their creamy texture is a great complement to the other crunchy bits.  any beans are good: black, white, kidney, adzuki, great northern, garbanzo, etc…

watch out for watery fruit & veg

tomatoes can be hard to chop without getting liquid everywhere – not to mention waterlogging your chopped salad.  

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