Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Gidget's summer salad recipe

As a nutritionist and an urban farmer, I am often asked to share good recipes, but I am not an incredible chef like many people assume. With that said, the garden naturally provides all of the ingredients we need to make really tasty food.

That's the inspiration behind this "recipe."

Gidget's Summer Salad


A large handful of a variety of basil leaves, left whole

One third of an Armenian cucumber or a cucumber of your choice; chopped

A mix of various chopped tomatoes, we used 2 red globe, a roma, and the yellow pear cherry tomatoes for this salad

A mix of chopped peppers, here we used 1/2 of the sweet orange pepper, a poblano, and a pizza pepper
A splash of EVOO
Some real salt and pepper
Chop everything up, put it in a bowl, add a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper then enjoy. You could also add lemon or apple cider vinegar but Gidget's Garden veggies are incredible without it. This salad serves 2.

This chopped tomato inspires me to remind you that tomatoes are fabulous for heart health
Simple yum
"I HATE salad!"
Gidget has vowed to destroy every roll of toilet paper she can get her paws on unless we start raising some real food. She would be happy with rabbits, chickens, tilapia, or even lizards. 

We would love to post some of your favorite recipes that may be inspired by ingredients from our garden. Send an us an email or a note on facebook if you have one you would be willing to share.


  1. I vouch for your recipe! Mine was fantastic! In fact I just finished it for lunch. Sonny lost out on all but a small bowl full!

  2. Beautiful salad!! Gidget doesn't know what she's missing out on! :)