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Four Spring Salad Recipes

Four Salad Recipes

Nobody can dress up a salad quite like Georgia Farm Bureau's Certified Farm Markets.  From crisp apples in North Georgia to tangy citrus in South Georgia, our farmers can keep your bellies full and tastebuds happy with endless combinations for your spring salads. Here are just four we recommend!


BLT Salad

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  • 1/2 lb Bacon // Find it at Thompson Farms (Dixie, GA)

  • 8 regular String Cheese Sticks

  • 1.5 cups Tomatoes, halved // Find it at Beck Farms Produce (Eastman, GA)

    • or just a large tomato cut into 1/2 " chunks 
  • 1 large Avocado Cut into 1/2" chunks
  • 10-12 cups Chopped Lettuce // Find it at Fairview Market at Holloman Farms (Temple, GA)


Steak and Mushroom Salad

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Mushrooms & Steak:

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces cremini Mushrooms, quartered // Find it at Country Garden Farm (Newnan, GA)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (6-oz) sirloin Steak, seasoned with salt and pepper // Find it at Chisholm Hill Farm (Commerce, GA)


For the Salad:

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh Spinach // Find it at Fairview Market at Holloman Farms (Temple, GA)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley // Find it at Country Garden Farm (Newnan, GA)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


Citrus Berry Spinach Salad Ingredients

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Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Honey  // Find it at Bruce’s Nut-N-Honey Farm (Homerville, GA)
  • Juice from 1 Orange // Find it at Georgia Grown Citrus at JoNina Farm (Ocklocknee, GA)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Salad Ingredients:


Strawberry, Apple, and Pear Arugula Salad

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  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup Strawberries sliced // Find it at Greene Acres Farm (Cochran, GA)
  • Apple sliced // Find it at R & A Orchards (Ellijay, GA)
  • Pear sliced // Find it at The Fruit Factory (Pavo, GA)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped Pecans // Find it at Pearson Farm (Fort Valley, GA)


Apple Cider Poppyseed Dressing: 

  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey // Find it at Bruce’s Nut-N-Honey Farm (Homerville, GA)
  • 1 teaspoon poppyseeds

Posted: 03/01/2021 in Agritourism, Food

Tags: salad, steak, apple, pear, farm market, passport, farm passport, strawberries, blackberries, spinach, honey


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