The only thing better than a salad topped with fresh beets, tangy goat cheese and candied nuts is a Beet and Goat Cheese Salad made with beets and lettuce grown in your own garden and harvested the same day. You can’t get any fresher than that!
This is a brilliant combination of ingredients that work perfectly together. The fresh hint of lemon mixed with the richness of bacon and feta is a marriage made in heaven. And with asparagus season just wrapping up, Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Bacon and Feta is a great way to use up the last of the harvest. And if asparagus season is over you can easily substitute other fresh green veggies like green beans or snow peas.
Celebrate Taco Tuesday with a healthy twist by skipping the standard tacos and making Taco Salad instead. This salad has all the components of a taco but has loads more vegetables without compromising on flavour. It’s quick and easy to make and much better than takeout because you can add lots of seasonal veggies to maximize the nutritional content.
I just returned from a trip to the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market which is the largest farmer’s market in Canada. The area is fascinating. If you’ve never visited, in addition to the market there’s a quaint village and some outlet shopping in an area with a strong Mennonite heritage. There are hundreds of vendors, inside and out. I love the sounds, sights and smells of markets and prefer to visit when the late summer harvest is in full swing. With so much fresh produce to choose from and even a seafood vendor that sells fresh tuna, Salad Niçoise is a perfect recipe to enjoy your purchases.
This is a super simple salad that’s bursting with zesty flavour and brilliant colours. And when it’s harvest season, it’s the perfect time to make Green Bean and Red Pepper Salad with fresh local ingredients!