Upside Down Salad

little green food
@drannhh (15240)
United States
June 13, 2018 3:27pm CST
Am I the only one who makes their salad upside down? Most people start with lettuce and then add other vegetables such as cucumber, celery, and onions, and then some cheese I hope, and a little meat on top. But I like protein and start my salad with meat on the bottom then a lot of cheese and then I sprinkle microgreens from my window sill over the top. The baby greens that I grow in water, free from scraps left over from produce from the store are so sweet and delicate I would not ruin them with salad dressing, maybe just a dash of black pepper. This is not a recipe! Rather I am showcasing one of the ways to consume microproduce while hoping to interest people in hydroponic gardening on a tiny scale.
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@andriaperry (58938)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Jun
I did try somewhat to grow a few things in water.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
14 Jun
Somewhat? That sounds interesting Andria @andriaperry
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
13 Jun
I have grown various things from grocery store scraps, and you're right; they are very tender and sweet. I don't do it all the time, though and I never really considered it hydroponic, but I guess it is! I do make salads "upside" down sometimes, but not all the time. It depends on what kind of salad I am making. A salad that is a meal in itself with cheese and eggs and meat, I usually make the other way around, mainly because when its "tossed" the goodies fall to the bottom.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
14 Jun
Yes, the goodies are denser.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
It's good that you grow your own microproduce in this way. I've never tried it.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
14 Jun
It is a good way for people who travel a lot to stil have a little harvest.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
14 Jun
Oops @JudyEv didn't put your name in.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
@drannhh You didn't need to put my name as it shows indented under my comment so I know it's for me and I still get notified that it's there.
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@FayeHazel (20033)
• United States
1 Jul
Your upside down salad reminds me of a breadless sandwhich
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
2 Jul
Yes, very similar @FayeHazel
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@Corbin5 (116393)
• United States
13 Jun
It does look like a tasty salad. I do not eat meat or fish, but I do add cheese and kidney beans for protein on my salads that are not upside down. I should try an upside down salad one of these days.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
14 Jun
@Corbin5 I have done it with Mayocoba beans on the bottom instead of meat. I love beans.
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@GardenGerty (102593)
• United States
29 Jun
I tend to make salads with whatever comes to my hand first. Your way is great. Often I just do a little balsamic vinegar on it. We had a mini greenhouse at school and at least one of our kiddos thought the lettuce was delicious. It was not hydroponic, but it was baby greens.
@bagarad (12747)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Jun
Maybe that is how I should grow my greens. Could You refresh my memory with a link to what you've written about how to grow lettuce this way? I've never tried an upside down salad, but sometimes I have salads without lettuce if I can't find any that looks fresh.