The kitchen is the center of most homes, making it the most heavily trafficked room and a target for dust, grime and general buildup. Kick off spring cleaning by zeroing in on basic zones for a better kitchen.
Food Network shows how to make Spring Layered Salad. First, red onion, white wine vinegar, salt and cold water are added to a small bowl, stirred well and set aside so the onion can pickle. Then asparagus cut into one-inch pieces is added to a steamer and steamed for six to eight minutes. Buttermilk, Parmesan cheese, white wine vinegar, salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh grated garlic are added to another small bowl. The ingredients are whisked together, mayonnaise is added, everything is whisked again and the bowl is set aside. Next, arugula, radishes, alfalfa sprouts, freeze-dried snap peas, the pickled red onion, more arugula, more alfalfa sprouts, the steamed asparagus, hard-boiled eggs and roasted almonds are added to a large bowl in neat layers. The homemade dressing is added and this hearty salad is ready to be enjoyed.