I planted a straw bale garden and I have been thinking of it as my salad garden. Unfortunately, the timing of the various plants is a little off. I have been getting lettuce for about 3 weeks, but the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and carrots are just now starting to catch up. I have picked my first tomato, several cherry tomatoes and a couple of cucumbers.
I had a delicious salad at Spin Pizza recently called a 8 Color Salad. I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand to duplicate it, so I improvised. Even my husband (who only grudgingly eats salads) said it was a good salad.
Here are the ingredients I used, but use whatever you have on hand. The key is to use a variety of colors and flavors.
1 medium tomato
1/2 orange bell pepper
4 oz sliced ham diced
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup bacon bits
1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar
dressing of your choice (I used strawberry balsamic vinaigrette)