Farmers Market Salad Recipe

farmers market salad

Earlier this week I went to a local farmers market in downtown Chicago. One of the best things about being in a large city is there certainly is no shortage of food vendors. Between countless new restaurants & farmers markets almost every day of the week, there is always something great to try. Don’t live in a big city? No need to worry: in the past five years the number of farmers markets in the U.S. has nearly doubled meaning there’s got to be one at least relatively close to you!

The first thing I noticed at this farmers market (right behind the Hancock on Tuesdays) was a booth selling sweet candy onions. They were absolutely perfect looking: shiny skin, completely round, & smelled out of this world. I purchased a few & then decided to go through the rest of the market looking for other fresh ingredients I could make a salad with. Blueberries, zucchini, cheese, & brussels were just a few of the many ingredients I chose to put into my salad. The best part is you really can toss anything into this salad!
sweet candy onion

Farmers Market Salad Recipe
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 1
  • 1 zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1 cup peas
  • 5 oz mixed greens
  • 8 brussel sprouts, shaved
  • ½ of one sweet candy onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • ¼ cup parmigiano reggiano, sliced thin
  1. Slice zucchini, onion, & cheese. Shave brussels sprouts.
  2. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Toss to combine.
  3. Cover in desired dressing.
  4. Enjoy!
large mixing bowl
vegetable slicer
salad tossers
serving plates
serving utensils

blueberry candy onion zucchini salad

sweet candy onion salad