This is a new salad, in that I used several ingredients that I didn’t usually use with last season’s salads. I’m very much liking that fresh salad time is here again. I’m going to try and grow a salad greens mix in one of my balcony containers this year… I thought of that last night, and honestly, I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before. I’ve already got basil, chives, oregano, tomatoes, and thyme out there for this year. They’re not planted yet, but I do hope to do that this weekend…
Anyway, for the salad above, I tried a few new ingredients. And let me just add, that getting my ingredients from the local farm for the first time this season made it taste all that much better! We really don’t do salads in the winter, because I simply don’t like the taste of store-bought produce bought in the off-season. It’s okay for some things when I’m cooking, but when it’s going into a bowl of greenery, I really do prefer it to be fresh!
- Bit of Romaine Lettuce
- Salad Greens Mix (New – romaine was the typical for last year)
- Tomatoes (Fresh!)
- Green Onions (Fresh!)
- Avocado (New-ish – I only add this on occasion)
- Cucumber (Fresh!)
- Blue Cheese Crumbles (New!)
- Walnuts (New-ish – I can’t wait to try cashews next time)
And that was it… It was deliciously green and, well, fresh. 😉 The avocado and blue cheese added a bit of creamy texture to this salad, enough so that I didn’t use any dressing. Anyway, it just tasted so darn green and fresh to me. I think I need to find a synonym here, but it was just so newly-grown good!