Monday, May 25, 2009

garden's first bounty: delicious baby greens

Last week Tom and I harvested our first bounty of the season from our garden. We were able to remove a ton of baby greens from the garden including buttercrunch, spinach and mesclun mix. Additionally, we needed to thin out the beet seedlings which turned into a wonderful addition to our baby greens salad mix.

On Saturday the farmer's market really kicked it up a notch with loads of strawberries, green onions, greens, and asparagus. As a result, I decided to make a delicious and %100 local salad highlighting some of our purchases during this early part of the growing season.

Baby Greens Salad with Honey-Strawberry Dressing


For Salad
Around 4 cups of Baby Greens
2 Cups Strawberries sliced
6 Green Onions chopped

For Dressing
2 tbs Honey
1 cup Strawberries
1 tbs Rosemary

Blend strawberries and honey for dressing. Toss with salad ingredients. Eat up!

All ingredients were purchased at the market or harvested from our garden!


  1. mmm... that looks so delicious!

  2. MMM... that dressing sounds great. kinda reminds me of when we all drank tons of watermelon aqua fresca!

  3. The dressing is super easy and a nice light addition to the salad. I've decided I don't like dressings that mask the awesome flavors of the veggies in the salad, rather I prefer a nice light dressing to enhance the already present veggies in the bowl.

  4. HEY, you guys got bitter melon from the Orchard Downs gardeners last summer, right?

    I found an interesting recipe using bitter melon, or rather karela, the indian name for it: