A gardener's changing salad

greenspun.com : LUSENET : ACountryPlace : One Thread

Salads on the homestead are an ever changing business. When you shop at the grocery store salads can always be the same. However, on the homestead a salad must change and evolve with the seasons. It is rare,especially in the southern states, to have lettuce and tomatoes at the same time. So a salad must change as our ingredients for them change. So this thread is for our homestead changling salad recipes.


3 Cups torn chard

3 Medium tomatoes

3 Cups New Zealand Spinach

1/4 C onions in any stage

1/4 C carrots in any stage

1/4 C soft goat cheese


1/2 C. mayonaise

1/4 tsp prepared mustard

1 TBSP chopped fresh basil

1/4 tsp minced garlic

3 TBSP Vinegar

dash of pepper

Salt to taste

2 tsp sugar

Prepare dressing in advance, allow to rest for at 30 minutes prior to serving so that flavors may blend. Toss dressing with vegetables and serve.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit Farm (littlebit@itlnet.net), November 12, 2003


This was our southern late fall salad the other day;

Mixed lettuce

mustard greens

green onions


basil leaves

lemon balm leaves

salad burnet

cutting celery

marigold petals

For dressing:

buttermilk seasoned with finely chopped onion and garlic, black pepper, dill, parsley, tarragon and a bit of salt; thickened with a bit of mayo.

-- Tabletop Homestead (tabletophomestead@earthlink.net), November 13, 2003.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ