As spring blossoms in all its splendor, it's the perfect time to embrace the vibrant flavors of the season with a garden-fresh recipe that celebrates the essence of home. Join us on a culinary journey that intertwines the joys of springtime and the comforts of home, courtesy of MAKING DREAMS Realty (MDR) and our commitment to "All Things Home."

 

Ingredients:

- 4 cups mixed salad greens (such as spinach, arugula, and lettuce)

- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

- 1 cucumber, sliced

- 1/2 cup radishes, thinly sliced

- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

- 1/4 cup fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, and chives), chopped

- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

- 1/4 cup toasted nuts or seeds (such as almonds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds)

- Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Optional:

 - Add cooked chicken breasts and quinoa for added protein and health benefits.

 

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Salad Greens:

   Wash and dry the salad greens thoroughly, then transfer them to a large serving bowl.

2. Add Fresh Vegetables:

   Scatter the halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, thinly sliced radishes, and red onion over the salad greens. These vibrant vegetables add a burst of color and crisp texture to the salad.

3. Sprinkle with Fresh Herbs:

   Generously sprinkle the chopped fresh herbs over the salad. Homegrown herbs, bursting with flavor and fragrance, infuse the dish with a delightful freshness that epitomizes the essence of spring.

4. Top with Crumbled Feta Cheese:

   Crumble the feta cheese over the salad, adding a creamy and tangy element that balances the bright flavors of the vegetables and herbs.

5. Finish with Toasted Nuts or Seeds:

   Sprinkle the toasted nuts or seeds over the salad, providing a satisfying crunch and nutty richness to complement the fresh ingredients.

6. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinaigrette:

   Just before serving, drizzle the salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, tossing gently to coat all the ingredients evenly. The tangy sweetness of the vinaigrette enhances the flavors of the salad while tying everything together.

 

A Celebration of All Things Home at MDR:

As you savor each bite of this garden-fresh spring salad, let it serve as a reminder of the joys of home and the beauty of the season. At MDR, we're committed to fostering a sense of warmth, comfort, and community in every home we touch. From helping you find your dream home to providing inspiration for culinary adventures, we're here to support you in all aspects of homeownership and beyond.