Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Garden Salad

We have had some luck in the garden this year, specially with spinach and lettuce. We harvested 3 bowls of salad so far and I see some more to come. This salad mostly has spinach and miner's lettuce, the latter was introduced by a local nursery who specialize in california native plants. Here is how I like my salad,

1 cup spinach
1 cup miner's lettuce (the leaves are pretty small and dont need any chopping)
1 fistful of slivered almonds, I get mine from Trader Joe's
1/2 an avocado flesh, roughly chopped into bite sized cubes
2 radishes, sliced thin
1 tbsp of cottage cheese
1 tbsp of Lite Italian dressing
A dash of pepper

Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and dig in with your forks :) The buttery avocado bites richen and the pungent radishes give a nice kick to the salad!