Green Salad, Fresh from the Garden, with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Green salad fresh from the garden
Spring is the season for salads!  My mesclun mix that I sowed in my garden has been producing abundantly and we’ve been blessed with fresh greens.  As easy as it is to grow from seed I really encourage you to give it a try!  Lettuce has a short root system so you can grow it just about anywhere.  From containers to gutters!  That’s right, roof gutters!  Nail it to a backyard fence, fill it with soil and plant away.  You’ll have lettuce popping up in no time! 

To top your salads, add anything you have growing in your garden or what you can find at your farmers market.  It’s always different when you follow the seasons.  For this salad, I added fresh green onions and strawberries from my garden and local feta cheese from Reichert’s Dairy Air.  With all of the organic raspberries I’ve been finding at my local markets, I couldn’t help but buy some and make a sweet and savory raspberry vinaigrette.  My patch is still ripening ๐Ÿ˜‰

Green Salad Fresh from the Garden with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 1 small package raspberries, mashed (save a few to top your salad)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbls raw honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

For your salad

  1. Toss any variety of fresh lettuce, green onions, and diced ripe strawberries.
  2. Pour raspberry vinaigrette over the salad.
  3. Top with crumbled feta cheese.

Buen Provecho!

9 Responses to "Green Salad, Fresh from the Garden, with Raspberry Vinaigrette"
  1. 5 Star Foodie says:

    This is such a lovely salad, so fresh and wonderful with the raspberry vinaigrette and feta!

  2. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal says:

    Wow, that is one lovely looking salad :)

  3. momgateway says:

    This is so healthy and gorgeous! I think the best way to enjoy salads is fresh from the garden….thanks!

  4. eonyc says:

    This looks AMAZING!!! I live in NYC, but I had a window box with Romaine, red leaf, and green leaf lettuce. I LOVED it..until my cat ate it all one weekend while I was out. Sigh.

  5. Kathleen says:

    This salad looks absolutely beautiful!

  6. Kathleen says:

    This salad looks absolutely beautiful!

  7. jose manuel says:

    Se ve una ensalada muy rica. Saludos.

  8. Simply Life says:

    yum! what a fresh and delicious salad!

  9. Fresh Local and Best says:

    I'm going to have some raspberries, this salad looks so good. I love raspberries!

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