Thursday, July 18, 2013

our favorite summer recipes

At the end of April, I shared about our summer produce challenge where we decided to eat primarily vegetables for lunch.  We've done surprisingly well.  Obviously, when we were on our very long trip we didn't follow this plan...it's kinda hard to eat this way when you're either grabbing fast food on the road or eating at other people's houses.

Today I thought I'd share some of our favorite salads.  These are the foods that we haven't been able to get enough of this summer!



1)  Shauna Niequist's Watermelon Feta Salad


2)  Corn, Avocado, Tomato, Feta, Cucumber & Red Onion with a Cilantro Vinaigrette


3)  Spinach Strawberry Salad with Candied Pecans, Feta and Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing



If you can get your hands on Shauna Niequest's book Bread and Wine, I'd also recommend her play on mexican street corn (Elotes) - grilled corn, feta, lime, a touch of mayonnaise (i'm typing this from memory so i'm probably forgetting something).  It's really good!  Sometimes we use it as a main dish, but it's also good as a side to steak or grilled chicken.

One more "recipe" that comes from my sister.  We eat this almost every week.  Sometimes as a main dish.  Sometimes as a side.  Sometimes as a topping for mexican food.  Just mix corn, black beans, red onion, cilantro and lime juice.  Add a little salt and pepper and store in the fridge.  It lasts for a few days so we usually make a big amount and eat it several times.

Hope you find a new recipe and give it a try!



1 comment:

  1. Callie, I had to smile when I read where the recipes came from. I read her book earlier this summer as well. While I read,2 friends came to mind who I thought would LOVE that book. You were one! :)
    Wendy

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