Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Four Tomato Spinach Salad

What's for lunch today?

Fresh picked greenhouse goodness.

I went to check the greenhouse today to see if there were any ripe tomatoes or watermelon, and was pleasantly surprised that there were more than enough tomatoes ready-to-pick, and create into some type of salad for the whole family.

This is how it went...

 Four Tomato Spinach Salad

Here's the creation:

Fresh out of the garden: Roma, Cherry, Heirloom and Beefsteak tomatoes, parsley, chives, green onion, New Mexico Big Jim Peppers.

From the store: Avocado, pine nuts, spinach and balsamic dressing.

Using any fresh ingredients in a salad is always great, but adding homegrown ingredients makes you feel even better!

I know that's a sappy comment, but it's true!

I chopped the fresh herbs and tomatoes, added salt and pepper, balsamic italian dressing, topped with avocado slices, toasted pine nuts and laid over a bed of spinach for the perfect semi-homegrown salad.

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