Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Summer Herb Salad taking it easy

Enjoying Summer, new house.

Just wanted to let everyone know that my posts will be spotty for the next month. I am enjoying the summer, outdoor activities, making my new home my own. Spending lots of time with the plants. I will leave you with this herb salad. Enjoy the summer!

Fresh Herb Salad
1 garlic clove halved
Juice of 2 fresh lemon and zest
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon hot water
4 cups arugula
1-2 cups miner's lettuce
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 cup chickweed
1/2 cup curly endive
1/2 cup dandelion leaves
handful (20 or so) small tarragon leaves
10 (or so) small sage leaves
1/4 cup basil leaves
handful or so of chives minced
Fresh tomatoes from the garden (to taste)
A few of your favorite nuts to taste (pine nuts, pecans, almonds are great)
A few wood sorrel leaves on top
pepper (ground)
Garnish with your favorite edible flowers

Rub the garlic halves all over a large wooden salad bowl. Whisk in the lemon & zest, salt, olive oil, and water. Add greens and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. Serves 4


Marie said...

I didn't know what miner's lettuce was before I read it here. Looks like an interesting salad.

THanks for stopping by my blog and voting on the daylily. :)

Jackie said...

Thanks for the visits and comments.

I have added your link to my Herbs 'n Oils blog.

The salad sounds wonderful. Unfortunately many fresh herbs are unavailable here. Some I have managed to get seeds.

With regards to your course, I am actually signed up with a couple of herb courses in South Africa already.