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Farmer's Market Salad with marcona almonds and goat cheese on the top

Farmer's Market Salad

A Farmer's Market Salad is a hearty side dish or a main entree, using fresh in-season ingredients you may already have on hand.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Author:Andrea Howe


  • 1 head of Romaine or other leafy lettuce
  • 1 head of Kale
  • 1 red beet
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1-2 seasonal vegetables
  • small bunch of fresh herbs like parsley dill or chives
  • 1 small fennel bulb with flowered ends in tact
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • optional marcona almonds or other nuts soft cheese like goat or feta


  • Chop all vegetables and lettuces and combine in bowl. Mix in finely chopped fresh herbs.
  • To make the dressing, combine the juice of 2 lemons, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tbsp of fresh chopped herbs, 1 tsp of Dijon mustard and whisk together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Gently mix dressing with salad, and top with optional nuts and cheese. Serve immediately.
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