Homegrown Luscious Summer Salad

Homegrown Luscious Summer Salad
Summer Salad

This is one news I have been dying to share with you all – My beautiful veggie patch garden – Yes indeed, my very own “organic” romaine lettuce, tomatoes, squashes, beets, carrots, cabbage, chilies and zucchinis – This is another pleasure without measure, to pick veggies from your garden and make dishes with them- Supreme satisfaction – I started my homegrown recipes with a salad that was fresh, crisp and intensely delicious.
Here is my recipe for a quick summer salad and a simple yet very tasty dressing
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Ingredients
Romaine lettuce (washed and chopped)
1 can of garbanzo beans
Dried Apricots (cut in 4) (this is your deal breaker(:
Pine nuts/walnuts/almond slivers
Fresh grated parmesan
(sunflower/shelled pumpkin seeds optional)
For the dressing
2 tbsp agave nectar/ 1 tbsp of maple syrup
2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette (or)
2 tsp of lemon juice
1 tsp salad seasoning mix (or to make your you add ½ tsp of sesame seeds, crushed red peppers/paprika/dry oregano flakes, garlic flakes etc)
1tsp Dijon mustard
Two twists with a pepper mill
Whip until mustard has blended in with the rest of the ingredients
IMPORTANT
Keep all the ingredients and the dressing ready and make only when you are ready to eat
And if you plan to make it a little in advance, prepare and refrigerate until you plan to serve.
Here are some pictures of my veggie patch

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Lettuce Patch
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Washed and Ready :)
Tomatoes on the Vine :)
Tomatoes on the Vine
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Squash
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flowers on the the yellow squash
Garlic Chives
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Carrots
Carrots
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Beets
Different peppers
Chilies

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June 8, 2011

52 Comments

  1. i am unable to view many of the pics……..dont know why………..the mushroom and green onion tarts looks yum……….

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  2. Hi Priya ,

    I am alos unable to view photos …only 2 are visible ..

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  3. Congrats on your garden…not too many have that luxury!! But unable to view any of the pics…

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  4. super-duper likes, happy hoots to ur lovely garden !

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  5. thanks for letting me know ..know I am able to view the photos ..wow healthy salad looks so colourful…and ur garden is tooo good …thanks for sharing the photos …will show these plants to my son ..

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  6. Congrats on 'parenting' so many luscious,bursting with health veggies. Truly a great high!!
    Salad is awesome, great balance of veg,protein,texture,flavours and color. Lovely.

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  7. wow !! the salad looks very crisp,fresh and flavourful !! luved ur veggie garden…lucky u to have such homegrown veggies !

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  8. Superb Work,priya :-)
    Your kitchen garden looks amazing..the fresh veggie salad too.

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  9. I'm so jealous :)) Hope to see more greener recipes!!

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  10. I'm so jealous :)) Hope to see more greener recipes!!

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  11. Salad looks yum n my my you have such beautiful garden ..lucky you..and yes pics are loading slow

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  12. wow dear u have been farming hard…and the results can be seen….its nice to farm our veggies…gr8 salad love the combo

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  13. wow healthy salad, I will try some times. Even I love garedening( have a small balcony garden:))

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  14. Healthy Salad!
    Unable to view the pics :(

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  15. Priya, All the photos are coming up now. This salad looks awesome. Nothing beats the nutrition of home grown vegetables.

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  16. Wonderful salad Priya..and now I am able to view ur beautiful veggie patch…so many fresh veggies…awesome.

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  17. You have a lovely garden..priya..
    The fresh ones made the salad perfect.
    enjoy!!

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  18. ur garden is super and nice colorful !! salad looks healthy and wonderful !!

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  19. Very healthy and nutritious salad. You have a very lovely garden. So lucky that you have so much space for all these plants.

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  20. tats a healthy salad dear…nice to see your lovely garden plants…

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  21. You have a wonderfully bloomed garden… Fresh salad looks healthy and yum…

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  22. Thats an refreshing and excellent salad, i'll happily have it for my dinner..Omg, wat a wonderful looking lovely garden Priya..awesome job dear..

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  23. ரொம்ப ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு…சூப்பரான தோட்டம்…அழகாக இருக்கின்றது…

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  24. wow..thts a healthy salad priya..amazed that they are fresh from your garden..appreciate ur efforts :)

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  25. Your garden looks absolutely amazing! Wish I had some chilies growing in mine =)

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  26. Great work dear,wonderful garden..

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  27. I lovey our vege patch and it makes me very jealous that your eating a summer salad, i'm not really a winter girl, brrrrr its cold!

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  28. So jealous now.. Happy at the same time that u eat fresh veggie's..Love ur garden ..And ofcourse ur salad , def. yummy as always.

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  29. Wowwww… sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)Love ur garden,,,

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  30. How lucky to have all those vegetables in your garden!!! And you don't have to worry about pesticides and such….way to go !!!

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  31. Is there anything you won't do ??!!! Love Love Love your veggie garden and the salad that came outta it …

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  32. Priya, I truly adore ppl who have a garden.I have to admit that i am soo bad at it that even the two potted plants i had in the balcony died in a weeks time:-( I am blaming it on Singapore weather:-)

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  33. Beautifull garden..Truly a great
    Salad is awesome, great balance of veg,protein,texture,flavours and color. Love it..:)

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  34. lovely garden dear….
    Undoubtedly salad looks healthy and delicious:)
    nice clicks.

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  35. Thats a lovely garden.Veggies from one's own garden tastes so much better.I am now enjoying veggies from my moms garden and sure I am gonna miss this.Salad looks super.

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  36. Your garden is really gorgeous! Love this salad, what a great combo of flavors and textures!

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  37. Priya lovely salad and yes you are blessed to have such greens!

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  38. wow I love your garden! I am terrible at gardening….;-(
    The salad looks super fresh and delicious!

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  39. Love your veg patch pics! I'm glad I'm not the only one who photographs their veg patch! There is something very special about sowing and nurturing plants, picking them, then cooking them fresh…and I always make my plans for the recipes as I watch them grow. The homegrown veg experience is, I'm afraid, becoming a rare thing these days. At the school where I work, there are some 10 year-olds who think potatoes grow on trees- sad :(

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  40. Beautiful, I too have a little garden fingers crossed hope I will have a good summer and all my plants will grow, It's definitely a worth while to enjoy our own harvest :))

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  41. OMG You have a wonderful garden Priya. Superb salad!

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  42. Wow, Love your garden and fresh green in it…looks superb!There's nothing compared to these fresh homemade greens..seriously…and the salad looks super fresh and healthy…thanks for sharing!

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  43. One day I hope I can be so fortunate as to grow my own veggies. Flavours are really best when everything is fresh. Great job.

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  44. Fresh, healthy and delicious! How lucky you are to have your own veggie garden with such delightful plants!

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