Garden Salad with Pea Shoots and Lime Chipotle Dressing + SEED Kit GIVEWAY!

“Grow what you love. The love will keep it growing.”
~ Emilie Barnes
Salad with Pea Shoots and Lime Chipotle Dressing
serves 2 ~ $3.14 per serving
5 oz mixed greens ($2.69)
1 medium onion ($.05)
1 avocado ($1.49)
pea shoots ($.50)
4 tablespoons lime juice ($.75)
2 tablespoons agave ($.40)
4 tablespoons olive oil ($.40)
1 large clove garlic ($.05)
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon chipotle seasoning ( I used a Mrs. Dash brand)
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
lime slices for garnish 
It think it might be possible to eat salad every day and not eat the same one in a lifetime, there are so many variations in salads and dressings. 
This is really simple. Just assemble the salad and whir up the dressing ingredients in a blender. A bullet type blender works really well for this, although I use a pint canning jar attached to the blade assembly of my blender. Add a few lime slices for garnish.

calories: 257
fat: 29 gr
carbs: 40 gr
protein: 9 gr

And for tomorrow, in keeping with the garden theme, I’ll show you how to make this vegan (but not raw) garden cake that’s perfect for birthdays!

Oh, one more garden thing!


Ultimate Herb Garden Kit

from Dollar Seeds

Contains a packet of each of the following seeds:

Italian Large Leaf Basil, Cilantro, Bouquet Dill, Green Curled Ruffled Endive, Fennel, Oregano, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Green Purslane, Broad Leaved Sage, Summer Savory, Large Leaf Sorrel, Common Thyme

a $15.00 value that includes shipping

I had some sample seeds from Dollar Seeds in the spring, and they grew marvelously. I even went back for more, and am still growing a patch of Dollar Seed arugula. The selection is broader now, and I really like that Dave, the owner, donates seeds to pantry growers.

There are a few ways to enter. Just do as many of the following as you’d like, and leave a comment below for each.

“Like” the Raw on $10 a Day (or Less) page on Facebook

Leave a comment below about what you enjoy most (or don’t enjoy!) about gardening

Tweet this giveaway

Blog about this giveaway

Follow me @LisaViger on Twitter

Visit Dollar Seeds (link above) and comment on what you find!

I’ll announce the winner next Wednesday, October 26.

Lisa Viger Gotte

Hello! I'm Lisa, an artist, photographer, author, gardener, navel-gazer, and lover of the planet and all its inhabitants. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.

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33 Responses

  1. Ashlin says:

    I'm following you on twitter!

  2. Ashlin says:

    I blogged about the giveawayhere. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

  3. Ashlin says:

    After checking out Dollar Seeds I decided I have to buy their Bulk Corn Holiday Hybrid. Everyone in my family loves corn, and I can't wait til I can plant it. Dollar Seeds also has so many great sprouts; looking forward to shopping there!

  4. Ashlin says:

    The best thing about gardening for me is knowing that I have fresh organic produce that I can get! Plus I love to see the spout grow and become a plant.

  5. CH says:

    I live where it is not possible to have a garden, so I enjoy gardening by proxy by reading about it, looking at pictures and shopping at a farmers' market.

  6. J-Bo says:

    I "liked" the page on Facebook, but I already have the site on my RSS feed for daily reading. 🙂 I have been working on changing my food lifestyle and your blog has been the most helpful because of the delicious recipes and cheap prices. I also plan to start gardening this Spring so I can have my own fresh produce to "cook" with!

  7. HiHoRosie says:

    That is a darling cake – I love it! And love those fuzzy caterpillers. They're my fave!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Meant to say "this" website, i.e. rawon10, not "those websites." ack!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great article, great blog! I like this frugal raw approach 🙂

    I've tipped a couple of your entries on Don't remember which ones though…but it has saved those tips, so if you start an account with them in the next six months, and "claim" those websites, those tips should be waiting for you. Of course, if you don't want any of it, don't worry and have a nice day 🙂

  10. I LOVE pea shoots! Are they in season where you are?

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Best thing for me is being outside, praising God for his glorious creation!!!
    BTW–very clever how your menu card has the pea shoots on it too!!! Love it!
    Peace and Raw Health,

  12. Nancy says:

    Dollar seeds has a nice selection of veggies, sprouts, and herbs. Plus bulk and $1 packs.

  13. Nancy says:

    What I love most about gardening is standing back and gazing at all the plants growing and producing.

  14. Nancy says:

    I liked you on FB.

  15. Jamie says:

    I also visited Dollar Seeds. I like the disclaimer that their seeds are grown organically even if the farms haven't met certification yet – that is a long process. I can't wait to order from them in the spring!

  16. Jamie says:

    I liked you on Facebook! Would love some seeds!

  17. Amy says:

    I also liked Raw on $10 on FB.

    Thanks for hosting the give away!

  18. Amy says:

    I love gardening because it gets me outside and gives me such a sense of satisfaction! I grow veggies and native plants, so I benefit my body, my mind, and my neighborhood, too!

  19. celyn says:

    Excellent giveaway! I would love to win some seeds. What I like most about gardening is when you see the first tiny fruit or vegetable start to emerge. I love tracking the sugar snaps!

  20. kelli says:

    great photos, post and giveaway!

    what i love most about gardening is watching my little niece pick and eat straight from the vine.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I think gardening is amazing, but unfortunately, I have a black thumb and everything I touch seems to die. We also have a lot of snakes by us and I am petrified, so gardening is out for me. I would love to be able to garden, though. I leave it up to my hubby. Need to do some garden boxes I think….

    Jennifer T.

  22. I love seeing my little round green tomatoes turn yellow, orange, and then red as the summer goes on.

  23. I'm not entering cuz I won the last one! <3 But gardening is very gratifying. I currently have a tea tray covered in green grape tomatoes (sposed to be yellow or red, I think) waiting for them to ripen. I had to salvage them from the frost!

  24. Leslie R. says:

    I'm now following you on Twitter (as pixiepineblog)

    🙂 Thanks!

  25. Melinda says:

    I enjoy being out in the fresh air and sunshine while gardening. It is most satisfying making a meal or preserving the harvest from your own garden.

  26. Enjoy that I know where my food comes from! DON'T enjoy slugs on my Kale!

  27. Casi Leigh says:

    Cutest cake idea EVER.

    Also, I am starting my first backyard garden in the spring. I finally have the space and decided to just jump in feet first. I am having so much fun deciding what to plant and where.

  28. Jeanne says:

    Sounds delicious. Keep gardening!

  29. TC says:

    Gardening is good for the soul as well as the body! It is my number one stress reliever late spring to early fall!

  30. I like how the kale seeds are on sale right on their website. 🙂

  31. The best part about gardening is having fresh veggies and herbs!