The beauty of the Abundant Harvest weekly produce box is variety and freshness. A seasoned AHO subscriber learns to be skilled in the ways of spontaneity, ready for whatever produce Uncle Vern and the AHO farmers have prepared for them each week.
Our job here as the AHO Kitchen Team is to help you perfect those skills and give you the tools you need to enjoy the produce to its fullest. So let’s tackle the formula for the perfect salad. We were inspired by this formula provided by Jamie Oliver for the perfect mixed salad.
A quick summary of the formula:
Greens (Something soft, something crunchy) + herbs + veggies and fruit + cheese/toppings + dressing
Here are some suggestions for you to try using AHO produce and some of our favorite salad dressing recipes!
Dressing: Basil Green Goddess Dressing
Greens: Red Leaf Lettuce, Sorrel, Arugula, Spinach
Fruit/Veg: Zucchini, Onions, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers
Herbs: Basil, Marjoram, Oregano
Cheese/Toppings: Mozzarella, Parmesan, or Pecorino Romano, Garlic Croutons, Pine Nuts
Dressing: Apricot Vinaigrette (can sub in any type of stonefruit)
Greens: Red Leaf Lettuce, Dandelion Greens, Arugula
Herbs: Thyme, Lavender, Mint
Fruit/Veg: Fresh Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums
Cheese/Toppings: Candied Walnuts/Pecans, Freeze Dried Apples/Grapes, Blue Cheese Crumbles
Dressing: Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Greens: Red Leaf Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach
Fruit/Veg: Pears, Asian Pears, Green Apples, Persimmons
Cheese/Toppings: Pomegranate Seeds, Toasted Quinoa, Pistachios
Dressing: Lemon Vinaigrette
Greens: Kale, Red Leaf Lettuce, Butter Lettuce
Herbs: Garlic, Green Garlic, Rosemary, Oregano
Fruit/Veg: Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber
Cheese/Toppings: Almonds, Feta Cheese, Garbanzo Beans