Around this house we have salad every single day and we love it. We also have a garden out back that’s getting wild with herbs and lettuces. The great thing is that herbs are the easiest things to grow. I should know, as I kill just about everything, but my herbs just flourish. They also need hardly any space. You can even grown them in a window, so you have no excuse not to have fresh herbs growing (unless you live in a cave). Since my garden is overproducing and I need, desperately, to use them up, we decided to herb up our daily salad. The decision was a big hit, even with the little people. For those of you that are able to grow more than just herb,s I’ve found some great salads that use other summer garden veggies and lettuces. The bonus? You get to eat salad for almost free! I like the sound of that. Off to the garden to trim some herbs for our summer salad…
Pea, Butter Lettuce, and Herb Salad 1 of 7Head out to the herb garden and grab scallions, parsley, chervil, tarragon and chives. For those with a large garden, go pick some of those fresh peas, radishes, and butter lettuce. Grab a lemon from the lemon tree if you've got one! (Man, we would love to have one.)
Get the recipe for pea, butter lettuce and herb salad at Recipe
Herb Salad with Goat Cheese 2 of 7Time to use up that marjoram, rocket, and lemon basil for this salad. Finish it off with red chills, fennel and a lemon from the store or farmers market.
Get the recipe for Herb salad with goat cheese at Jamie Oliver
Tomato Basil Bean Salad 3 of 7Grape, cherry, and all kinds of tiny tomatoes are taking over the garden, and here's a great salad to go through some of them, along with the overgrown basil.
Make your own tomato basil bean salad
Butter Lettuce and Garden Salad 4 of 7This butter lettuce uses parsley and tarragon, then adds some dill, oregano and basil for even more herbalicious flavor. Grab a cucumber and lemon if you grow those as well.
Get the recipe for butter lettuce and garden herb salad at Cooking With My Kid
Herb Salad 5 of 7Time to snip some chives, cilantro and basil, and for the raised-bed growers, pick some lettuce, corn, green beans and red onion to complete this colorful dish.
Get the recipe for this herb salad at 101 Cookbooks
Gazpacho Salad 6 of 7Who needs the pureed, no teeth required soup when you can have a salad and still use up your garden bounty of tomatoes and cilantro?
Make your own gazpacho salad
BBQ Chicken Chip Salad 7 of 7This salad is an entire meal, and if you've got basil, lettuce and corn growing, then your meal requires less money spent at the grocery store.
Make your own BBQ chicken Chopped salad bar
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