I made two more salads from the lettuce on balcony. The mini lettuces grew a bit bigger than expected but do deliver ‘one head per person’, which works out great for me.
The first salad I made with one head of mini oak leaf lettuce (weighing in at 74 grams) and some loose leaves (24 grams)[^fn1], and a bunch of rucola flowers. They seem to grow well and the flowers taste sweet. I chopped up some tomatoes and orange bell pepper from the store, and added some chunks of marinated artichoke-hearts. To give it some more protein, I added salad cheese (like feta, but lighter).
The second salad I made with another head of oak leaf lettuce (69 grams) and some loose leaves (20 grams)[^fn2] . I also added rucola flowers, and some red leaves(HG) to give it more colour. I used mostly water pepper which tastes a bit spicy, very nice, and added the rest of the orange pepper. For protein I grilled some shrimp for ten minutes or so in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, chopped scallion(HG) and some parsley(HG).
I try to add more protein to my salads currently. As far as animal protein goes, I can only stomach(pun very much intended) seafood, cheese, eggs and sometimes a bit of yoghurt, which I’ll use for the dressing mostly. Luckily for me they don’t cause any allergic reaction, so yaay for that :)
I seem to do much better with a mostly vegs and fruit base, which brings on some interesting challenges. On the very good side, it doesn’t fill me up very much.
Maybe next time I’ll draw the shrimp before grilling them. Or after, since they have to cool down anyway…
Total harvest: 187 grams of lettuce, woohoo!
[fn1]: a total of 98 grams of lettuce
[fn2]: a total of 89 grams of lettuce