Crunchy Spring Salad with Herb Vinagrette

Spring Herb Vinaigrette: labeled herbs sage winter savory thyme oregano chives
1 tbsp honey or other sweetener
1/4 c white wine vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
a handful of chopped garlic chives or regular chives
1/2 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 tsp fresh chopped oregano
1 tsp or so fresh chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

Makes more dressing than needed for one salad. Combine honey and vinegar in a bowl. Then, whisking constantly, slowly pour the olive oil in a thin stream. Season with the herbs, and salt and pepper to taste.
If you have a chive bunch with blooming flowers on it, you can decorate the top of the salad by breaking up the flowers into their tiny purple florets.

Crunchy Spring Salad:
1-2 heads of lettuce – select varieties with good ribs, like romaine, little gems, or butterhead
1 large cucumber, cut in half longwise and then into relatively thick or 1/8th of an inch-ish pieces
7 red radishes sliced
a handful of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or other nuts
Rip or chop up lettuces, and toss salad ingredients together. Toss with some of the dressing, or have each person dress themselves 🙂