So much to plant, so little time!
In our last post we chided our readers about getting organized for spring, especially in the garden. While that may not be high on your list, the truth is that at Vie HQ we’ve got a rather large garden, fully fenced in and filled to the brim with 32 raised beds.
When you’ve got that much going on in one place, it’s best to get started early. Our favorite spring vegetables are already in the garden (sugar snap peas, onions, garlic, rhubarb, lettuce, radishes, asparagus) or are about to go in (beans, kale, spinach, carrots) so we thought it would be fun to show you a little of what happens on our tiny farm.
Watch our video to see a pea planting tutorial this Thursday but for now feast your eyes on the video below + recipe on how to make the perfect Spring Greens Salad that brings all of this season’s goodies into focus. What’s more, it will give you a great idea as to how to work with tender asparagus, fragile spring salad greens, and even offer a tutorial on a fun way to prep your radishes.
SIDE Spring Greens Salad
Yield 8-10 servings
There's something so special about tender spring vegetables tossed lightly in a Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette. Spring players like watercress, radishes and asparagus all add slightly piquant flavors with plenty of earthy tones.
Our image pictured here includes white beans, which make a fantastic protein-filled addition!
1 bunch asparagus, shaved
2 radishes, sliced into julienne (cut into matchsticks--see video)
1 bunch watercress, rinsed and chopped
1 spring onion, trimmed and sliced into rounds
1 cup sugar snap peas, sliced lengthwise
2 cups shredded kale/cabbage mixed
For the Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 pinch red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp ricotta cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Maldon or kosher salt for sprinkling, as garnish
- Combine all prepped vegetables in a large salad bowl.
- Add all vinaigrette ingredients to a mason jar, shake and pour over top of vegetables.
- Toss lightly and serve chilled with a sprinkling of salt.
Add white beans for extra ooomph!
And brace yourselves…da da daaaaaah:
Our Meal Plans are back and fresher than ever! We’ve got so many new recipes, cooking techniques and ideas coming your way so make sure to check in Friday for a beautiful start to this week’s meal planning.