Organic Emily

Garden Salads

Fiesta Salad

There aren’t too many things in this world better than walking out into my own back yard using the food I grow to make delicious meals.  Whether I add a few things to a dish or make the meal mostly from what I grow I always feel a sense of satisfaction that I grew it with my own two hands!  Fun and satisfying salads in the summer are a staple in our home, especially when we have such abundance!  They are light and easy, just what we need this time of year with all the busyness of being outside and enjoying family and friends!
In the picture above is one of my favorite salads!  I call it “Fiesta Salad”!
From my garden: heirloom lettuce, spinach, radishes, cilantro

Recipe:

Leafy greens of your choice, chopped
Cilantro, chopped
Radishes, chopped
Tomatoes, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn
2 avocados chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Good ranch dressing
Garden Beet Salad
This is one my dad made for me.  It was so good I had to share!
From the garden: lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, beets, sun sugar tomatoes

Recipe:

Chopped leafy greens of your choice
Spiraled beets
Chopped pears
Whole sun sugar tomatoes
Balsamic vinaigrette
Spinach, Tomato, Avocado Quinoa Salad
This quinoa, spinach, tomato and feta salad is very satisfying!  Perfect for a light meal!
From the garden: spinach, fresh chopped basil or parsley, red onions, tomatoes

Recipe:

2 cups cooked quinoa
2 chopped avocados
2-3 large tomaotes, chopped
4 cups shredded fresh spinach
1 small red onion chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup fresh chopped basil or parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 cute kids, yoga/pilates instructor and very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care products and her escapades as the keeper of both backyard chickens and honeybees!

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