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Backyard Salad

We created this simple salad the other day with items from our veggie garden out back. It can be duplicated as is, or you can use whatever items you have on-hand in your own kitchen or garden!

Backyard Salad
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Recipe type: Side/Salad
Serves: As many as you like!
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground salt & pepper
  • Fresh green beans, cut into bite-size lengths
  • Cucumber, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • Parsley, leaves removed and left whole
  • Lettuce leaves (any dark green variety, we used a mixed lettuce)
  • Nasturtiums (or other edible flower), 1 per serving
  1. Heat 2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil in pan over med-high heat.
  2. Add green beans and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring often, until slightly browned on a few sides and slightly softened.
  4. Divide lettuce, cucumber, parsley, and beans into bowls.
  5. Drizzle on olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Season again with salt and pepper.
  7. Top with a nasturtium (or other edible) flower!


Bella’s Kitchen: Making Backyard Salad

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