Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring in My Step Salad

This has been my favorite salad as of late. It's light and crunchy and perfect for spring (oh hey, it's 70 degrees and sunny today!). I have been eating tons of salads lately because of all the greens popping up at the farmers' market! Today I made this with Goetz Farm's salad mix but any green will do!

2 large handfuls of greens (I recommend spinach)
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
2 handfuls of grape tomatoes, halved
1 bell pepped, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 T fresh dill, finely chopped
1 T rosemary, finely chopped
juice of 2 small lemons (about 1/4 c)
optional: stevia to taste (or other sweetener of choice, e.g. 1 T local honey or maple syrup)

Warning: This makes a whole lotta salad, definitely more than one person can comfortably eat in one sitting (and this is from someone who eats the most beastly of salads...)

All mixed up

This is not an all local recipe but all ingredients can be bought trash free. For Ann Arbor residents:
-Greens, dill and rosemary can be bought locally right now at the AA farmers' market.
-All produce can be purchased packaging free.
-Stevia can all be bought in bulk at the People's Food Co-op.


  1. i love fresh green salads! i have yet to try fennel bulb. :) i usually eat my salads without dressing or sometimes paired with some nutbutter :). so excited for the spring/summer veggie/fruit season to come! once june hits, the farmer's market in kerrytown is soooo much fun!!

  2. You have got to try fennel, it is so yummy! It has the licorice-y flavor of fennel seeds but way more subtle.