Sunday, January 22, 2012

Local Farmer's Market Salad

Sundays usually consist of morning yoga practice, followed by a trip to my local farmer's market. As a result, Sunday dinners are always very fresh and nutritious. Vegetables: they're what's for dinner.


Ingredients:
  • 1 pound French fingerling potatoes, washed and cut into fourths
  • 2 mini romaine heads, washed and chopped
  • 2 avocados, halved, cored, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 tablespoons fresh spearmint leaves, diced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Serves 8.
Directions
  1. Fill a deep pot with distilled water, and bring to a boil over the stove.
  2. Add in the pre-cut potatoes, and allow to cook for 8-10 minutes until potatoes are softened. Once done, drain potatoes in a colander.
  3. In the meantime, squeeze the juice of each lemon halve into a small bowl. Combine with white wine vinegar, spearmint leaves, and black pepper. Stir vigorously to create dressing.
  4. Place chopped romaine, avocado, and potatoes in a deep salad bowl. Top with dressing.
  5. Finish by grating the lemon skin and sprinkle with lemon zest.
Are you as inspired as I am with the fresh fare at farmer's markets?

8 comments:

  1. Hi Sasha, Just hopped over from a friend's blog and I am so happy I did that - i LOVE everyone of your posts that are on your home page!!! following you and have bookmarked a couple of your recipes already! - Would love for you to check out my blog when you get a chance :) cheers, Priya

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    1. Will check your blog right now. Thanks!! :)

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  2. beautifullllllllllllllllllllll!!! i need to grow my own avocado tree.

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  3. Farmers' markets do inspire me but there is nowhere near the amount of options it looks like you have in LA. We have a lot of root veg right now, and that's about it! Potato in a salad is something I enjoy but never really make. must be awesome with avocado.

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  4. Yum, this looks delicious, my kinda meal!

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