Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Salads

I've started a vegetable garden here in Louisiana, and the lettuce is growing up a storm!

Fresh lettuce in abundance calls for lots of creative salad ideas. Here are a few I came up with:

A little tart: fresh salad greens with radishes, shaved parmesan, lemon vinaigrette 

 A little sweet: mesclun mix with local Ponchatoula strawberries, goat cheese, pecans, black pepper

Very hearty: salad topped with lentils, root vegetables, clementines, and fresh herbs

A nice savory salad: greens with roasted butternut squash, white beans, and shallots

A bit of everything: wilted greens with quinoa, onions, crispy tofu, and avocado

And the simple: nothing but lettuce, tomatoes, good olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. These baby greens are so buttery soft they really don't need anything else!

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