Archive for May 2016

FARMERS MARKET SPRING SALAD

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Farmers Market Spring Salad: (3-4 portions)
Preparation and cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Here is another simple recipe.  I invite you to visit a Farmers’ Market near you where you will be able to find all these ingredients.

Feel free to change the type of lettuce, greens, or protein depending on what’s available.

Kapha dosha friendly as most of the ingredients are light and cleansing, this salad will also keep your Pitta dosha cool on warmer days.

Ingredients:

1 whole green/red leaf or oak leaf lettuce washed and torn, or 3 cups of mixed greens with some arugula in it

1 cup of heirloom multicolor cherry tomatoes cut in halves

3-4 baby cucumbers cubed

1.5 cups of slightly undercooked gai lan or broccolini, cut in 3 cm pieces

2 tablespoons of fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped finely

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries, cut in halves

Optional protein addition:

1 cup of shredded cooked chicken (white meat preferably)

or 1/2 cup of almonds for a vegetarian version

For the dressing:

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons Farm House grated Fermiere (parmesan style cheese)

Salt and pepper to tast

Wisk all ingredients together and set aside.  

When ready to eat, drizzle the dressing on top of salad, toss, and…

Bon appétit!

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