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Spring Farm Salad

a plate of food with broccoli

 Photo: Ajna Jai / Contributor

From finely decorated cookies and cakes to the delicate pinwheels of sushi many of us marvel at, we eat with our eyes as much as we do with our mouths. Yet there is little we can create with our hands that can match the pure beauty of what nature produces. The beautiful produce of a Texas spring, from the purple and red radishes to bright green heads of fennel with ethereal green tips, epitomizes this. Which is why when I spotted these breathtakingly beautiful oak lettuces at Goodthyme Farm from Bellville Texas, I wanted to make a salad that kept that beauty intact. They are disc shaped red and green flower like heads of lettuces with a delicate flavor. This salad is as simple as a salad can get and may take you less than 10 minutes to make. The lettuce is soft and buttery, the radish adds a bite, and the sesame provides the crunch. The keys in making this salad is first, finding a shallow bowl that will fit the entire head of lettuce and next, to keep the shape of the lettuce head as intact as possible while making the salad. 

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