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Pick-of-the-Patch Salad

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Prep 30 mins Cook 3 mins
Pick-of-the-Patch Salad
  • 2  cups  fresh shelled peas (about 1-1/2 pounds unshelled)
  • 6  cups  arugula or baby spinach
  • 4  cups  baby Swiss chard, torn red-tip leaf lettuce, or torn romaine lettuce
  • 1  cup  3- to 4-inch strips green onions
  • 1/4  cup  Strawberry Vinegar or purchased raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4  cup  salad oil
  • 1/2  cup  borage flowers or other edible flowers

1. In a medium saucepan cook peas, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Drain and cool. Arrange peas, arugula, baby Swiss chard, and green onions in rows on a large platter or in a serving bowl.

2. In a screw-top jar combine Strawberry Vinegar and salad oil. Cover; shake well. Drizzle over salad. Garnish with borage flowers or other edible flowers. Store any remaining dressing in the refrigerator. Makess 8 to 10 servings.

Strawberry Vinegar

Yield: Makes about 1-1/4 cups
  • 1  cup  chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1  cup  cider vinegar

1. In a medium stainless-steel or enamel saucepan combine 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries and 1 cup cider vinegar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour the vinegar-berry mixture through a fine-mesh strainer; let the liquid drain into a bowl. Discard the berries. Transfer vinegar to a jar or bottle. Cover tightly with a nonmetallic lid (or cover with plastic wrap and tightly seal with a metal lid). Store in the refrigerator up to 6 months. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Pick-of-the-Patch Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 97,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 7,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (RE) 134,
  • vit. C (mg) 12,
  • sodium (mg) 38,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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