From Your Edible Garden: Go From Terracotta Bowl to Salad Bowl
A few edible green things you could EASILY plant in your edible garden container are KALE and CILANTRO. Oh, I know…kale, kale, kale…maybe you think you’ve heard enough about kale to last until the end of your days. I’m with you. But when I tasted this at the home of some great friends, I thought I could EAT this until the end of my days.
- Pick a bunch of young, black kale (lacinato kale, Tuscan kale, dinosaur kale) from the beautiful Italian terra cotta bowl you so carefully planted. Alternatively, purchase a bunch at your farmers’ market.
- Do the same with a bunch of cilantro. Stem both kale and cilantro and mix together in a large bowl.
- Douse it with the best tasting olive oil you know. Squeeze a lemon on it. Scatter salt and pepper then toss it all together. Taste it and add more lemon juice if it needs more sparkle.
- It’s so perfect just the way it is, but thin shards of Parmigiano Reggiano only make you want to have a never ending supply of kale and cilantro for this salad.