It is picking time! I harvest first thing in the morning, as the weather is heating up and the lettuce gets wilted in the afternoon.
The first picking produced enough salad greens to make dinner. I carefully cut the oldest leaves and let the others mature for the next meal. Below is a great recipe that is naturally gluten free and tasty for everyone.
Homemade Gazpacho Dressing
3 Tablespoons tomato juice I buy a six pack of small cans of tomato juice and will have it on hand for future salads.
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 garlic clove minced
Combine ingredients and stir well.
6 cups of salad green – Homegrown is best! And store bought is good too. Also, the salad ingredients can be halved for a smaller salad.
2 diced tomatoes
1 diced cucumber
1/3 cup of feta cheese
1/2 orange bell pepper diced (or what ever color you like)
1 small bunch of green onions chopped
1 (16 ounce) can of cannellini beans rinsed or any white bean
Toss ingredients into a salad.
I like to serve the dressing on the side, as I usually don’t finish the salad at one meal. The dressing is strong and only a small amount is needed per serving. It is great for any salad.
*Check out my blog category “Gluten Free” for more easy GF recipes with everyday ingredients.
Adapted from Cooking Light