Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Greens of my garden

The best thing about this time of year is the fresh, young, salad greens that look so tasty, (especially after a shower of rain). This year I’m trying some cut and come again variety lettuce. It’s been fantastic! Plus plenty of romaine and oakleaf too! I’ve just about depleted the spinach beds and will miss the addition of these spring greens in my salads..until I sow another plot for Autumn salads. But all in all I suppose I can thank the rains for having such a successful season so far of salad greens.

Some of my greens:

Chick Pea Salad

2 c. cooked chick-peas
3 roma tomatoes, diced
3 scallions, sliced
1/2 c. diced pepper
¼ red onion, diced
3 TBLS.extra virgin olive oil
1 TBLS. red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
zest of one lemon
1/4 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. Oregano

Combine the chick peas, tomatoes, scallion, red onions and peppers in a bowl. Mix the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, oregano and lemon zest in a measuring cup. Blend well together and pour the dressing over the chick pea mixture, tossing gently. Cover and chill for a few hours before serving over a bed of fresh garden greens.

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Karen said...

Your garden looks so pretty! Love the lettuce and the chickpea salad sounds delish!

YankeeSoaper said...

Thanks Karen xoxo! There have been many trials & tribulations growing here so far! :)

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

Kitchen gardens are pretty in their own right. I feel like grazing like a goat when i go in mine. Yours looks just as delious.

Laurie Vengoechea said...

Your garden is to die for!!! How lovely. :)