Spring Salad

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Young horseradish leaves.

Young horseradish leaves.

Spring Salad

One of my favorite things about spring is all of the new greens coming up for cooking and making salads. I’ve been tossing salads with a combination of perennial vegetables from my garden and wild greens I’ve foraged from the wild spots around our homestead. We have daylily shoots, horseradish leaves, green onions and chives, garlic mustard, and sorrel.

making spring salad

Horseradish leaves, daylily shoots, and a freshly tossed salad.

I like taking a combination of these greens, chopping them up, and tossing them with a little Parmesan cheese and oil and vinegar dressing. The new greens taste so much better than the store bought lettuce and spinach. Fresh from the garden and fields is always so much better than greens that have been shipped across the country!

Picking greens from the garden.

Picking greens from the garden.

 

Are you picking greens from your garden yet?


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17 comments on “Spring Salad

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  3. Lisa

    I’m am first-time hopper visiting from the HomeAcreHop. I’m a big fan of chives, but I never knew before reading the posts on this hop that garlic mustard greens could be eaten in salads. I’ve got tons. I plan on trying it out tomorrow!

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for joining us for The HomeAcre Hop! I like a few garlic mustard greens tossed in a salad for the flavor, although some people might find them too strong. I also like them chopped up and sauteed in omelets and pasta dishes. I want to try the florets when they are getting ready to flower, which will be soon. πŸ™‚

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  4. Rachel

    Daylily shoots and horseradish leaves…wow! I wouldn’t have thought. What do horseradish leaves taste like?

    My spinach and lettuce patches show no signs of slowing down even though it is already getting warm here. I picked a grocery bag full of lettuce from 3 plants, and a half a bag from a 2 by 4 foot spinach patch the other day, and didn’t even make a dent in the garden!! Yowza.

    We recently discovered that steamed cauliflower leaves taste much like collard greens, which I like, so that was nice to find out. Didn’t know that before. πŸ™‚

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Horseradish leaves are fairly mild when they are young, but have a light horseradish flavor. As they get older they are way too strong.
      How awesome that you have so much lettuce and spinach! Mine is too small to eat right now. I love cauliflower anyway it is cooked…steamed sounds yummy!

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