A Fabulous Fall Salad

October 29th, 2010

My garden, she still grows.

I’ve got broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach and a variety of lettuces going strong.

We hosted a med. staff party last weekend, so I harvested a large bowl of salad fixins to accompany the party boofay.

Here are the properly washed greens.

I threw a few nasturtiums in for color.

A few handfuls of dried cranberries…

Toasted pecans.


A splash or two of apple cider vinegar…

And olive oil that has been warmed on the stove.

I adjusted the seasoning to taste adding sugar, salt and pepper, and then a bit more of everything until it came out right.

This is a wilted salad – thus the warmed oil.

Don’t you just feel healthier by looking at it?

You can find the recipe that inspired it here.


  • Boz:

    You don’t make friends with salad!


  • Your salad looks absolutely lovely. Thank you for linking to my version, it is appreciated.

    • Rechelle:

      You are welcome! Thanks for posting the recipe. It was delicious.

  • LucyJoy:

    Mmmm… It looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  • eclecticdeb:

    I’m impressed with the garden. Even though I live in California … my tiny tiny backyard is so shaded that growing anything would be difficult. I really need to get to a garden center to figure out what would work.

  • Martha in Kansas:

    Now I’m hungry.

    One year I grew brocolli in my garden. It was kind of odd looking, but I had never grown it before. The leaves were kind of like cabbage, but you just never know how things might turn out when you plant something new. It got bugs and worms on it, so I dusted it with something the garden center recommended. People would come over and tell me there were still bugs on my cabbage, and I’d show them that it was brocolli. It grew really large and still was not setting on anything that looked like brocolli, but I figured those huge cabbage-like buds would open into brocolli flowers. Finally summer was over and still I didn’t have anything I could eat, so I cut it down and dissected it. That’s when I realized the garden center had mis-labeled this cabbage plant. The plant I’d spent the summer vehemently defending as brocolli. Now I just buy brocolli at the store. And still can’t spell it.

    • Rechelle:

      That is so funny. Isn’t it weird how we can believe something is true even when all the signals are telling us it is not.

  • Jill:

    Yum… That looks delicious. Forrest and I should dress up the greens from our garden like this!

  • GA in GA:

    I am impressed and envious of your greens, Rechelle. My lettuce started to bolt last week, so it will be a while before the braising greens at large enough to harvest.

    Fortunately, I joined a CSA and their salad greens are still abundant!