Here we are in the month of June, and for us at Whistler Farmers Market, June means it’s salad month. You might eat a salad any other time of the year, but June is a good month to bring some attention to it.
That’s because salad greens are one of the items of BC produce we’re harvesting this month. So, in honour of Salad Month, we will include our top 5 salad recipes.
As far as salad greens, and salad ingredients in general, here’s what being harvested in June:
· mustard greens
· Swiss chard
For other seasonal produce that could be added to your “June salad,” we have:
· garlic scapes
· green onion
· salad turnips
Our Top 5 Salad Recipes
1. Garden Salad
This recipe is the most summer-appropriate, as it’s fresh and cool. It’s also versatile. You can mix and match ingredients to your personal liking.
Your ingredients are lettuce, fresh spinach, tomatoes, radishes, celery, cucumber, and peppers. Take a salad bowl and start by tearing up lettuce into it. Add leaves of fresh spinach. Cut tomatoes to your ideal size, whether slices, chunks, etc.
Then slice radishes, celery, cucumber and peppers into bite-size pieces. Add all to bowl.
Toss salad and serve with your favourite creamy dressing or vinaigrette. Some like to add diced or shredded meat for an even heartier salad.
2. Summer Corn and Tomato Salad
This delicious salad can be served as a light meal or a side dish for a family gathering. Ingredients are simple: 20 ears of corn, 6 farmers-market fresh tomatoes, oil, salt, pepper and paprika.
Here’s the link to the recipe: Summer Corn and Tomato Salad
3. Bean Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado
So you have some grilled corn left over, save it for this fresh recipe. This too could serve as a light meal, but it’s definitely a crowd pleaser as a side.
Here’s the link: Pinto-Black-Red-Bean-Salad
4. Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
If you have heirloom tomatoes and farmers market beets, which are in season this month, then you have a gastrointestinal fiesta with this salad.
5. Warm Pasta Salad with Shrimp
Many of the ingredients for this warm salad are in season this month! All you need to do is get some shrimp!
Enjoy! Warm Pasta Salad with Shrimp
Share Your Favourite Recipes
Now that we’ve supplied you with our top 5 recipes, we’d like to hear from you. We invite you to share your favorite recipes you made with the Whistler Farmers Market ingredients.
You can do this by tagging us on either Instagram or through Facebook, using this tag: @whistlerfarmersmarket.
We hope you found this article interesting, in particular, the 5 recipes we linked you too. Don’t forget to comment and share your recipes too!