As we noted in our last blog post, spring is here, and that means it's officially time to start hitting up your local farmer's market for fruits, veggies, and other treats that will blow your local mega mart's produce out of the water!
To celebrate, we hit up the Hollywood Farmers' Market last weekend and ended up making a salad (pictured above) that was seriously good eats. Wanna know what's in it? Of course you do!
• Red leaf & butter lettuce
• Spicy tofu from Dave's Gourmet Korean Food
• Gwen avocado (real talk: we never knew there were so many non-Hass varieties with so much subtly distinct flavors & textures. Wow!)
• Candy cane beets (roasted in foil w/ lemon juice, balsamic, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. We reserved the leftover roasting liquid to use as dressing.)
• Chanterelle mushrooms sauteed with salt, pepper, thyme, and chives before deglazing with brandy (VSOP, like a true player.)
• Grape tomatoes
Washed down with a spectacular (and spectacularly inexpensive — thanks, Trader Joe's!) cabernet sauvignon from our favorite California wine region, Paso Robles.
And if you've never heard of candy cane beets, check these babies out, pre-roast:
All in all, it was a great haul that resulted in an even greater salad. Definitely going to have to wear one of our sweet Take Me To The Farmers' Market tees next time out!
That's it from us for this week; next week we'll post some of our favorite photos from this past weekend's March For Science in Los Angeles! Until then, remember: even if you don't have easy access to a farmers' market, you can still make an epic entree-sized salad for 3-4 people from fresh ingredients found at your local supermarket, usually for less than $10. Let us know about your favorite salad ingredients in the comments below! Viva la veggies!
Peace, love, and salad,