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Locally-Sourced Ingredients

Spring is the time to discover perennial herbs in the garden. Perennials are plants that come back each year without having to replant, such as strawberries. They are good for the soil, nutritious, and easy to take care of!

Spring is also the perfect time to enjoy many other fresh herbs, such as marjoram, sage, oregano, thyme, cilantro, parsley, tarragon, chives, and mint.

Ingredients

Local Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup local sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup local apple cider
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mexican-Inspired Honey Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup local sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp local honey
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp chili or chipotle
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Juice from 2 limes

Tzatziki

  • 2 cups local yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 handful sorrel, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp dill seed
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions

Wash and dry herbs. Mince the herbs. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk until combined. Enjoy with locally grown salad greens!

*This recipe can be made: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, or Nut-free.

 

This recipe was inspired by the Venetucci Farm in Colorado Springs. To learn about the impact of this farm on sport nutrition graduate students visit: www.uccs.edu/swell