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Mache Salad with Citrus-Lavender Vinaigrette

For a sophisticated warm-weather salad, toss mache, goat cheese, beets, and grapefruit-lavender vinaigrette; garnish with brightly colored kumquats or oranges.


2 oz. mache lettuce
3 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
8 red, yellow, or Chioggia baby beets, boiled, peeled, and halved
1 cup Ready-Set-Serve Proprietary Blend Orange Juice, simmered until reduced by half
Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
1 Tbsp. honey
1/4 cup Canola oil
1/2 tsp. lavender flowers
Salt and pepper


Combine reduced orange juice, grapefruit juice, honey, and lavender. Quickly whisk in canola oil. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
In large mixing bowl toss mache, goat cheese, beets, and vinaigrette. Divide onto four small salad plates. Add sliced oranges or kumquats for garnish. Serve.


1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish


Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.