Recipes from the Garden: Simple Garden Salad

Simple Garden Salad

Salad greens are so easy to grow and a great choice for beginning gardeners. There are countless varieties to choose from including seed mixes and single varieties. Homegrown greens save money, packaging and have amazing flavor. For best results, follow directions on the seed package. Water lightly and continue to keep seed bed evenly moist for the best tasting greens. A simple vinaigrette is all you need to showcase your garden’s bounty.

You need:
1 quart washed salad greens
1-2 tablespoons of fresh, minced herbs such as dill, chives or basil, optional

Simple Salad Vinaigrette:
3 TBS olive oil
1 TBS vinegar (balsamic, red wine or white wine vinegar)
½ tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small jar and shake. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Toss vinaigrette gently with clean salad greens and herbs, if using.