Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Orange Raspberry Garden Salad

We've made it to the farmer's market a couple of times this year. Our market is small but full of nice, friendly people. Like the man who keeps trying to talk to my kids, even though they are painfully shy like their mama. He always finds a little something for Frick to pick out so that he'll have something small to carry. Because he is so nice, I always buy something from him. This week it was a bag of mixed salad greens. I'm not a lettuce connoisseur so what the heck is all of this?

The kids and I have been weeding the flower bed. When I fixed a salad with this mix the other night, Frick wanted to know why we were eating weeds.

This is a salad I made with some of the weeds.

Orange Raspberry Garden Salad
From Just a Matter of Thyme from Among Friends

1 bunch fresh spinach
1 head of Boston Bib lettuce or Romaine
(or one big bag of mixed greens from the farmer’s market)
1 small can of Mandarin oranges, drained or 2 fresh oranges, peeled and diced
½ c. sliced almonds

Toss above ingredients together and add dressing just before serving,

Whisk together or shake in a jar.

1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/3 c. fresh orange juice
3 Tb. Raspberry vinegar (or Red Wine Vinegar)
1 Tb. sugar (I added more)
Freshly ground pepper and salt
1 clove garlic, crushed


ella said...

Yum Weed! You'll have to remind them of that when they're older!


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