Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Gardening >
May 29, 2013 10:51 AM

Baby greens

Just had the best salad made up of the thinnings of beet greens, kale and lettuce. Tossed with some evoo, then sprinkled with champagne vinegar, s & p, tossed again. So good!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Sounds good. I bet those greens were very fresh from your garden. My salad this week was a small nub of leftover storebought romaine with fresh from the garden: spinach (bolting but leaves still sweet and tasty), Red Russian kale leaves and flower buds, Gilfeather turnip buds (letting it go to seed so I can save my own), volunteer dillweed plus from the store: sliced onion with evo, balsamic vinegar and wine vinegar or maybe I used some tarragon vinegar made last year.

    1 Reply
    1. re: dfrostnh

      Yours sounds good too. Yesterday, I made a salad of arugula, more beet thinnings and baby lettuce from the garden. I threw in some basil and parsley leaves from the garden as well. Tossed with some leftover Greek salad dressing. Even better!

    2. What fun! I'm planning a tossed green salad with store bought cucumber. In addition to beet thinnings, I'll add the flowering tops of kale and turnip that I'm letting go to seed (last year's plants wintered over). Spinach has bolted but the leaves still taste ok and I have claytonia, too.