We love Ian Brendle (Green Meadow Farm) and Jack Goldberg's (Urban Roots) farm-fresh produce! So crisp, flavorful, and clean. Each week, these salads change as we bring you fresh summer greens straight from the farm. Eat as is or add your favorite veggie/animal protein. This week...
1. Sherry Baby: Grilled Summer Squash, Escarole & Sherry Vinaigrette We're wild about Ms. Sherry Vinaigrette. Her rich, olive-y mineral taste balances out the complexity of this grilled squash and escarole (endive) salad. This Lithe gold is slightly bitter, tender, sweet, crisp, and Sherry highlights it all.
2. Imma Star: *Swiss Chard, Pole Beans (AKA Green Beans), Sugar Snap Peas & Balsamic Vinaigrette Swiss Chard, sugar snap peas and the humble green bean are brought to the next level with our rich and tangy dressing.
*Swiss chard is not only one of the most popular vegetables along the Mediterranean, but it is also one of the most nutritious vegetables around and ranks second only to spinach in total nutrient-richness. The amazing variety of phytonutrients in chard is quickly recognizable in its vibrant colors, including the rich, dark greens in its leaves and the rainbow of reds, purples, and yellows in its stalks and veins. Virtually all of these phytonutrients provide antioxidant benefits, anti-inflammatory benefits, or both. In addition, many provide health benefits that are more specific and of special important to particular body systems. Best researched in this area are phytonutrient benefits provided by chard for our body's blood sugar-regulating system.