Just picked this gorgeous Spring Salad from the garden. Everything in this bowl comes from mtp and I’m so happy that all the different salad leaves have grown the way I wanted them too.
In the bowl is All The Year Round Lettuce, Lollo Rosso Lettuce, Corn Salad, American Cress, NZ Spinach leaves and Mustard Greens.
This year I have made a conscious effort to not grow ‘just Lettuce’. Lettuce is amazing when it’s home-grown but if you throw in just a few other items the salad you end up with is soooo much more interesting and colourful. Plus you can adjust the tastes depending on what kind of salad you are making (do I want spicy flavoured leaves, or do I want the salad dressing to do the talking?).
Sarah Raven suggests picking a few leaves from each plant and rolling them into a cigar shape, take a bite and that’s your salad. It really does work!
Am particularly impressed with my American Cress that, quite frankly is the most watercressy thing I’ve ever tasted. And… it has a bit of a kick to it too. There is tons more where this came from. Hmmm… I might have to have a Salad party to ensure we can eat it all.