This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Aurora Farmers Market. Each week, they purchase produce from their vendors and whip up a vegetable dish, a smoothie, and an infused water. Farmers Market visitors can sample the creations and take home the recipes.
This past week, they knocked all three dishes out of the park. The watermelon-infused water tasted like a sugary juice drink, the cinnamon-plum smoothie (made in a bicycle-powered blender!!!) was delicious, and this Lemon Parmesan Swiss Chard Salad was unbelievable. I hunted down the market vendor who had swiss chard this week and brought the recipe card home.
This salad is a little more work than your average leafy green salad, but it is completely worth it. Trust me. The lemon, garlic, and cheese wrap the chard in so many layers of flavor.
A delightful lunch salad packed with protein, iron, and lots of other nutrients. Continue reading
Ranch dressing is such a guilty pleasure. The only way we can justify it is by putting it on healthy things, like carrots and cucumbers. When you make it from scratch, however, you may find that accidents happen in the kitchen. Continue reading
The lettuce at the Farmer’s Market is so good right now! The Hippie Husband keeps buying tons of it, so we are making lots of great salads. Continue reading
There is a HUGE bottle of honey at our house. We are trying the theory that eating local honey will have an impact on seasonal allergies. It might be a crock, but there’s really no downside. Delicious honey and supporting local merchants are a winning combination even when all you’re healing is a boring salad. Continue reading
Oh, bacon. There’s a reason that my vegetarian friends refer to you as “The Gateway Meat.” A little bacon fat provides a deep, dark smokey flavor in this dressing, which is nicely counterbalanced by the light, sweet flavor of the honey. Continue reading
Have a ton of tomatoes? I can only handle so many BLTs before I need a change during the tomato season. Continue reading
Raw corn, tomato and bacon salad
Makes 4 servings
The beauty of late summer is that some of the best vegetables are in season at the same time. If you have a big garden, this salad costs about $2 per serving. If you don’t, hit the local farmer’s market for some tasty deals. This salad has a lovely balance of sweet corn, tart tomatoes, salty cheese, and smoky bacon. Mmmm . . . bacon. Continue reading