I was able to get all the produce for this salad at my local Farmers Market today to whip up dinner – talk about fresh! A little chopping, and quick whisk for the simple, homemade dressing, and viola! I am truly working to get the most out of my local market for the next month or so while it is still around… Here are 3 reasons to hit up your local Farmers Market before the season ends:
- Cheaper Organic Fruits and Veggies. I was able to get big beautiful red bell peppers for $1 each, and green peppers 2 for $1. My grocery store is currently charging around $3.99 each.
- Stock up for the colder months. I love my morning smoothies with fresh, local berries. I plan to buy in bulk and then freeze what I won’t eat in the next 2 days so I can enjoy my Oregon berries well into winter.
- Supporting my local Farmers. I want them to succeed and to come back next year so I can keep buying amazing locally grown goodies at a good price just steps from my front door.
Late Summer Seasonal Salad
Ingredients / Nutrition Info:
Easy Lime Vinaigrette Dressing:
- Wash all your produce
- Add all the dressing items into a bowl and whisk
- Remove the tough stems and roughly chop the chard
- Place chard in the bowl with dressing and stir to evenly coat – divide into 2 serving bowls
- Chop the cucumber and peppers into bite size pieces – divide evenly and place on top of the greens
- Slice all the cherry tomatoes in half and place even amounts on each salad
- Sprinkle almonds evenly across the 2 salads
Questions for you: Have you been getting in any late summer trips to your local Farmers Market? What did you buy?