There's nothing better in the summer than a fresh salad. And by 'fresh' I mean FRESH! As in, just-picked-from-your-garden. Remember these little yummies from yesterday's post?
This is how you make those melt-in-your-mouth FRESH garden salads!
1) Go to your garden (or farmer's market) and get all the lettuce you can eat. The more varieties the better--and it's prettier!
2) Give the little guys a nice cold bath. I soak my lettuce leaves until I have the time to deal with them for a few minutes, then rinse each leaf individually. No bugs or grit for me, thank you!
3) Let the lettuce drain, if you have time, or dry it on a clean towel or use a salad spinner. (At this point you can also refrigerate the lettuce for a day or two.)
3) Gently rip your lettuce into smaller pieces, adding whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. Right now I have cilantro, basil and parsley.
4) Drizzle with your favorite salad dressing and enjoy!