Salads are the name of the game this season; we are loving the chance to get creative in the kitchen with the plentiful fresh leafy greens from our fall container gardens. Veggies like romaine lettuce, spinach, and kale absolutely thrive in this cool-season weather, so it’s the perfect time to start experimenting with your salad recipes.
This week, we are bringing you a most delectable way to put your late-fall spinach and beet to the test. Toss up your typical salad recipe with this warm spinach and beet salad that will feel more like an entrée than an appetizer. Get cooking!
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the pure joys of container gardening in the fall. As the weather cools down, and the sun bids farewell to its reign over our days, our hardy veggies are flourishing.
Vegetables like beets and spinach are the perfect veggies to grow in your cool-temp container garden because they prosper when the weather begins to cool off for the year. In fact, while these plants do enjoy their moment of full sun in the morning, they grow best when it’s not too hot or sunny outside.
If you’re still considering planting your late-season garden, it’s not too late! The perks of planting in our Grow Bags is that you have the luxury of transporting your garden indoors once the first frost settles; just protect those plant babes and be sure to give them lots of sun, water, and TLC. For more information on planting your fall container garden, take a look at this article!
2 medium size red beets (about 6 to 8 ounces each)
If you have golden beets, those will also work for this recipe
1 1/2 lbs. of fresh spinach leaves, stems removed
4 ounces of thinly sliced bacon
1 small (6 ounces) Spanish onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of canola or grapeseed oil
3 tablespoons of sherry wine vinegar
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
If this recipe sounds like a delight to you, try growing your own ingredients in your garden. Knowing that you alone are responsible for growing your produce will make your dish oh so much more enjoyable. Get growing today!
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