Garden goodness

Garden goodness
Garden goodness

Garden goodness means a foundation of freshly picked green lettuces, like arugula and green and red leaf lettuces, tossed in a dreamy and light red wine vinaigrette (anything too heavy drowns out the simplicity of the taste of the young greens) and topped with a satisfying bean salad (get inventive and create your own bean salads – use black beans, chickpeas, navy or pinto beans)

Note the nasturtium flower adorning the top of this bowl of divine flavors (the blossoms and the leaves are edible). A bit of peppery arugula, mild mixed greens, tang of feta, heat of radish, and sweetness of cucumber. Use your imagination and create any kind of bean salad to accompany your greens!


  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey (local if you can get it)
  • Pinch salt and pepper (I love lots of freshly ground black pepper) 

Combine all and mix well (Magic Bullet emulsifies well or use a hand/wand blender).

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