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Warm Greens Salad

Perfect as a pre-meal salad or a light side dish, this dish combines earthy kale and spinach with the umami flavors of mushrooms and the salty crunchiness of applewood bacon.


8 slices applewood bacon, cut into ¼ inch pieces
1 Tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. Markon First Crop Mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup Markon First Crop Onions, sliced
3 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, sliced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
5 oz. Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Green Kale
8 oz. Ready-Set-Serve Triple-Washed Spinach
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


In a medium saute pan, cook bacon until almost crisp; add olive oil, mushrooms, onions, and sliced garlic. Saute 3-4 more minutes; stir to mix. Add apple cider vinegar and cook another 1-2 minutes; adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper.
Pour mixture over kale and spinach; mix well. Separate onto 4 serving plates.


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.