Spring is here and that means it's time for gardening. Okay, well at least at my house. I absolutely love spending time outdoors and seeing my little plants grow. Thanks to apartment living, I've always used small potted gardens (with variable success). But now I'm in a house....and this house, oh man, a garden it has! The planters hadn't seen much TLC in the last few years, so I gave them a little face lift and bingo, a garden is reborn.
My planters currently sport spinach, bell peppers, cilantro, basil, strawberries and tomatoes. From having grown spinach and tomatoes before, I'm confident I won't kill those (sorta).The others, well that's a gamble. I'm crossing my fingers that the odds will be ever in my favor (love hunger games!).
When I'm making recipes with fresh-from-the-garden produce, I want to make sure the other ingredients are super-fresh too. I like to make raw salads because it allows you to really taste the freshness of the veggies. Homemade salad dressings are not only easy, but they really compliment the ingredients nicely and don't have that artificial taste because....they're not!
So here are a few of my favorite salads and their homemade dressings:
Asian Salad Dressing from The Pioneer Woman
Lemony Vinaigrette Dressing from me!
Apple Cider Vinaigrette from Food Plus Words
Simple Greek Salad Dressing from Shutterbean
I always make extra dressing to keep on hand. It just makes life easier so that when I pick some spinach from the garden...
It becomes a yummy salad in no time...
Do you have a garden? What are you planting?