3 Fall Salad Recipes that Don't Suck

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Most of you probably think that because summer is almost gone, that salad season is over. But most of you think wrong. You're going to need some new salads as we transition into fall. The good thing is your girl knows how to make salads that don't suck. 

And I'd like to start by saying how damn good it feels to eat foods that I grew myself. It's something to be really proud of. If you would've asked me where I got my food a few years ago, I wouldn't have said I was growing it myself! 

It's not like I grow all my own food, but I grow enough to survive and share with others, which feels good, even when I travel. There really is food for everyone on this planet. 

Lucky for me, my LA garden has been thriving in the heat. Everything on vines is loving the LA heat, and I'm grateful for it. As it starts to cool down everywhere else, it'll still be hot in LA so I know my salad garden will still be good through Fall. 

My LA is going through it's own transition period too. I'm moving my garden to a healthier environment so it can really thrive through the cooler months, and for some fun upcoming events. 

Our seasonal seed swaps are upon us, and I'm excited to share our best tips for the colder months! Make sure you're part of our healthy cooking club for the deets first. Click here to start your own salad garden.

I recently made these 3 salads to entertain. Something for every mood I was feeling, because why the hell not? Some light, some heavy and all with different flavors and texture. Varied is how I love my salads. Enjoy!

3 Fall Salad Recipes that Don't Suck

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Eat the Rainbow Chop Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups your fave greens
  • 1 handful of fresh arugula
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • fresh raspberries
  • 1 whole avocado
  • cranberries
  • sunflower seeds
  • 2 lemons 
  • salt, pepper to taste

Non-Cooking Directions

  1. Slice and chop ingredients in even chunks. 
  2. In a big bowl, layer ingredients in this order: greens, arugula, peppers, raspberries, avocado, cranberries and sunflower seeds. Squeeze lemon juice over salad. Add salt, black pepper to your liking. Enjoy!
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Mediterranean-ish Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • penne pasta (any naturally gluten -free pasta you like)
  • red onion
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 2 handfuls fresh arugula
  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes
  • asiago cheese
  • 3 limes
  • salt, pepper to taste

Easy Cooking Directions

  1. Boil salted water in a big pot and add pasta. Cook until soft, usually 7-10 minutes.
  2. Drain pasta, and add to a big bowl. Cut limes and add to pasta. 
  3. Rough slice and chop lettuces, herbs and veggies and add to pasta. 
  4. Top pasta salad with just sliced Asiago cheese. 
  5. Add more limes, and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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Sweet, Tangy Watermelon Cucumber Garden Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 big watermelon
  • 2 cucumbers of choice
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup fresh arugula
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • asiago cheese

Easy Directions

  1. Cut 1 inch thick squares of watermelon. Add to a big bowl. 
  2. Cut cucumber into thick slices.  Add to bowlski.
  3. Add just enough vinegar to coat produce. 
  4. Rough chop fresh herbs and add to salad. 
  5. Roughly chop big chunks of Asiago cheese. Enjoy!

 

Our seasonal seed swaps are upon us, and I'm excited to share our best tips for the colder months! Make sure you're part of our healthy cooking club for the deets first.

 

Learn to connect to real food again by starting to grow some of your favorite, fresh food. Click here to start your own salad garden.