Spring is right around the corner! Who's ready for warmer weather and more sunshine? I know I am, as well as lots of other living beings, including plants! One of the most exciting things about this time of the year as it's time to start planning and planting your annual gardens, yippee!! And what a better way to get in the mood to get your seeds started than to thinks about all the yummy food you will be growing and get to eat! Think of all the salads, roasted veggies, sauté, sauces, soups, casseroles, and many other dishes!
If you have our Rainbow Salad Starter Kit, you'll have four delicious varieties to grow in your garden: Fiesta Radish, Golden Beets, Lemon Cucumber, and Red Lettuce. With the kit, you'll also be getting burlap pots, soil disks, plant markers, plant sheers, and an instruction manual. This all comes packed in an elegant wooden box, which can double as a planter box. It's all perfect for easy storage and gifting! You also get both get a caring, live support team and automated help if you have any questions or need help at any point during the process!
You can read our blog that will tell you all about the Rainbow Salad varieties here!
Below are four recipes using your kit's vegetables to get you even more excited to plant your garden!
Tangy Lemon Cucumber Salad
Mix together the Cucumbers in a bowl with the Sugar and Salt and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then mix in the Onion and Vinegar and let it sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or until ready to serve.
Roasted Garlic Radishes
Start by preheating the oven to 425℉. In a bowl, combine the radishes, oil, salt, and pepper and toss until radishes are evenly coated. Spread radishes out evenly on a large 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing every 10 or so minutes. Add the minced garlic and dried parsley and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until radishes are golden brown and cooked through. Garnish with the herbs to finish.
Red Leaf Mandarin Salad
In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, oranges, cheese, and peppers. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, honey, vinegar, mustard, and salt. Stir in onion. When you are ready to serve, pour over salad and toss to coat, then sprinkle with almonds.
Creamy Golden Beet and Carrot Soup with Ginger
Pace a large pot, add the oil and preheat on medium heat. Then add beets, carrots, onion, ginger, sage, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Mix it together well. Turn the stove down to medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until the garlic, onion and ginger are soft and fragrant. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 40-50 minutes. Make sure the beets are soft, then purée the mixture in a blender until thick and creamy. Add the lemon juice, and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
We hope these recipes make your mouth water and get you excited to start planting your garden soon! If you end up creating your own recipes with your Rainbow Salad Starter Kit, we'd love it if you shared with us! If you have any questions we can be reached through our website, by email, on our public Facebook page, or private Grower Community!
You can view all of our garden kits here.
Happy Veggie Eating!