Lucia's Farm Stand Summer Salad - earthboundfarm

Lucia’s Farm Stand Summer Salad

Servings: 4

| Active Time: 15 minutes

| Total Time: 15 minutes

When it’s hot out, you don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking, even if it’s just prepping a salad. This simple salad relies on the freshness and quality of its simple ingredients, a banger of a dressing, and a sprinkling of colorful edible flower petals to create a little summer drama — for the palate and the eyes. You can make this salad with either our Sweet & Crisp Butter Lettuce Leaves or our Sweet & Crisp Little Gem Leaves. Once you’ve tried the Golden Balsamic Dressing for this salad, you’ll want to use it on everything.


½ medium carrot

1 blood orange

1 heirloom tomato

½ cup burrata

1.5 oz package of Sweet & Crisp Butter or 1 5oz package Sweet & Crisp Little Gems

½ bunch of mint

A sprinkling of edible flowers

Golden balsamic vinaigrette


Start by prepping your ingredients. Because it’s the quality of these ingredients that will make this salad special, we recommend tasting the carrot, tomato, and orange to be sure they’re as good as you want them to be.

Shave the carrot using a peeler of any kind. Cut the heirloom tomato into manageable wedges.

Peel and segment the blood orange (or substitute any orange you prefer). To segment an orange: cut the peel off the whole orange with a sharp knife, making to sure get all the bitter white pith. Then hold the orange over a bowl and slice out the segments from between the membranes. Do it over a bowl so you capture the delicious juice. You can reserve that for another use.

If you’re using the mint more as a garnish, as in the photo, just be sure it’s washed. If you’re adding it for flavor, you can chiffonade it.