Three little gems were eyeing me at the market begging to be elevated to bouquet pre-salad. Our courtyard catnip mint was flowering and begging to be eaten by someone other than our feisty kitties. The gibbous moon would be waxing tonight and serendipity took hold.
Little Gem lettuce is always described as a sweet mini romaine lettuce – I find romaine to be crisper and more neutral while little gem seems a bit more bitter. Pairing it with a sweeter salad dressing works best. My HONEY VINAIGRETTE dressing is perfect along with some fresh herb snippets that give the salad some subtle and strong flavor pops. Add some creamy chunks of avocado and you have a beautiful and simple yet special salad that you just might crave often.
The kids LOVED having their own head of lettuce to construct a salad. I LOVED that my kids were eating a salad. This is a great way to inspire little chefs’ creative ideas and let them assemble their own salad bar as part of the dinner event. My kids wanted shaved carrots and frozen peas added to the mix. Of course my iPhone was too full to take the final shots of both kids happily scarfing down their salads with Russ saying, “This is very refreshing!”
Wishes of Health & Gratitude,