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Red Leaf Salad with Apples, Beets, & Cherries

Visually enticing, this fruit-centric salad combines sweet fruits with hearty vegetables, salty nuts, and creamy cheese.


8 oz. red leaf lettuce, torn
1 large Markon First Crop Gala Apple, diced
1 large red beet, roasted and diced
1 cup cherries, pitted and quartered
1/2 cup whole pecans, toasted
16 grapefruit rounds
4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste


Toss red leaf lettuce, apples, beets, cherries, and pecans in mixing bowl. Arrange four grapefruit rounds each on four serving plates. Arrange remaining salad on each plate; top with goat cheese, salt, and pepper.


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.