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Lettuce/ Greens

This recipe puts a school garden spin on a traditional recipe. Mix it up by adding other herbs and veggies you might have growing in your garden.

Before cooking this recipe, allow students to smell the soy sauce and sesame oil. What does it remind them of?

Containing white beans, local spinach, and just enough garlic, this zesty dip is perfect with tortilla chips, pita bread, or homemade crackers.

Students make green smoothies using local spinach and fruit. The associated lesson plan contains fun facts about spinach, curriculum connections, and extension activities.


Students can vote on the fruit of choice to sweeten these delicious spring smoothies.

These delicious green smoothies are made with local Swiss chard. The associated lesson plan includes classroom suggestions for additional activities to do with greens.


This wilted spinach salad uses local greens and local eggs (perhaps from your school garden!) for a flavorful and delicious snack. Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.