I love when the farmers markets open and the local fresh vegetables start showing up. Fresh lettuces and tasty little cucumbers. Of course the herbs and vegetables you grow yourself are organic and as local as it gets. They’re also priced right. This salad was created by what was available at the farmers market, my tiny garden and leftovers in my freezer. This was a fast and easy meal, low cost and so fresh. The trick to this salad is to load up on the veggies and then shred the meat to make it look like there is more than what is really there. This way you can cut down on the meat, calories and cost.
Have you made a trip to your local farmers market? Do you know where they are located? Well if you’re not sure check out the sidebar of my blog. Just below the listing of Categories you’ll find a Farmers Market Finder created by Culinate. Just type in your zip code and you will be taken to a map showing you just where you can buy local.
If you start or continue to buy local you can join the ranks of the Locavores. What is a locavore? A locavore is someone who pays attention to where their food is grown and buys their food from local farmers as much as possible. This doesn’t mean you have to buy all of your food this way to be a locavore. If you would like to read up more on eating local check out the sites Eat Local Challenge and Enjoymentland. If you happen to have an iphone, check out this cool iphone app that will let you know what’s in season where you live, so you’ll know what to expect when shopping. Doesn’t it feel good to support the local farmers in your community and eat fresh foods! That’s what I call a win win.
red onion diced
organic turkey shredded
raw sunflower seeds
Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette :
1-2 tsp dijon mustard (I like Annie’s Naturals gluten free)
1-2 tsp champagne vinegar
1 TB extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tsp water
Celtic Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix the mustard and vinegar together. Whisk in the oil until it emulsifies. Add in the water, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust.
For more gluten free recipes today, check out What’s For Dinner Wednesday.