On this lovely Friday, I will be sharing yet another food I love: salad! This sounds funny and maybe even weird, but I truly love salad! Don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream and cookies, too, so maybe the love I have for salad is a subconscious justification for my love of dessert.
I love that salad can be so diverse, have basically any ingredients in it, and in general, is very healthy. I try to up my fruit and veggie intake as much as possible, and a healthy salad is a great way to do that.
Last week, I explored the Kissimmee Valley Farmers Market and that outing was the inspiration for this meal and post. The particular week that I went, there was only one produce tent, however, I was informed that there will be more produce by November since the market is limited to local farmers and vendors. I wasn’t able to go this week, but from the pictures i saw, there was already more delicious looking produce. We have had such a hot year in Florida, that the delay didn’t bother me one bit. I was able to score these lovely items from a farm near Melbourne and Winter Park Honey on my trip.
The produce was picked fresh from the farm that morning. I love that you can still see the dirt on the leaves. Note to self, buy a salad spinner.
I didn’t have much in the house at the time, but I managed to scavenge some ingredients together to compliment these farmers market finds. This is a rustic salad that is perfect for fall. I managed to even use the honey in the sweet and spicy vinaigrette that accompanies this lovely dish.
Farmer’s Market Salad Recipe serves 2-4
2-3 heads various lettuce
1 cup baby spinach
1 sweet pepper
3 scallion stalks
handful of grapes
handful of almonds
It feels silly to give instructions on how to make a salad. I simply chopped all ingredients (after they had been washed of course!) to close to bite size.
Then tossed them all together and served chilled with the vinaigrette! The salad accompanied roasted root vegetables very well!