Mean Bean Salad Vegan Gluten Free Nut Free Marinated Chickpea Salad
There s an old half whiskey barrel on the cottage deck that grows pansies and a few of the pansy blossoms sometimes find their way into a salad (they are edible as are violet blossoms if you don t mind picking them out of your lawn). Lemon balm is another interesting perennial with a citrus flavor that makes it easy to identify when playing the salad guessing game. Tarragon is another anise-flavored herb but I m not a big fan - for some reason I find tarragon numbs my mouth. But I ve been overruled on that account and there s always a little tarragon in our cottage salads. Kale grows well in northern gardens and we sometimes harvest mature kale in the dead of winter. When the plants are young in August and September the smaller leaves go well in a salad but because they are rough they do need to be torn into small pieces.
But maybe that s just American. In any case salad can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. It can be as complex or a simple as you desire. This cucumber salad is simple. It s an easy fast way to add a serving or two of those 5-a-Day to your diet. I learned long ago that adding a simple salad to the beginning of your meal is ideal in getting those veggies worked in. It keeps the menu planning down to manageable and it can cost-conscious especially when using in season vegetables. It s all about KISS = Keep it Simple Silly! One vegetable one salad one course. By doing KISSing it you ll have a wider choice of first courses using one fresh vegetable: tomatoes grated carrots grated root celery have an avocado grapefruit beets mushrooms... You can always jazz up each salad with something different a fresh herb for example or a different nut oil or vinegar. I choose a vegetable for my first course salad then I let my inner cravings tell me which way to jazz it up.
You won t find anything as tasty in a fancy restaurant and most of it like all the best things in life is free. So if you re planning your vegetable garden this summer or just want to convert a few square yards of your lawn to productive use be sure to plant plenty of salad ingredients. Salad is one of the most variedly used dishes in over the world. It generally consists of slices of fresh vegetables and cheeses. Every one creates their own favorite take as they hold great nutritional qualities. The salad is available in a range of varieties which is differentiated by food culture and customs. Salad includes a range of crunchy green leaves along with nuts and grains. You can also add several fruits seeds pastas poultry dairy and several other foods. They can be consumed hot or cold form.