For a really long time, I always thought salads consisted of some sort of leafy vegetables. I recently discovered that it can be whatever vegetable your heart desires. This is why I’m posting more salad recipes than before. I love tomatoes. I can eat them in just about anything. I came across this recipe and thought tomatoes and avocados sound like a really tasty combination for a salad.
It has been extremely hot in my house lately so I’ve been reluctant to turn anything on in the kitchen. I generally don’t care for salads because it leaves me hungry most of the time. But because of the weather, I made an exception. I paired this salad with a slice of Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake (recipe to come soon) and it was the perfect light meal for us. The cucumber and tomatoes combined tasted so refreshing that I’m beginning to have second thoughts about salads. Have stellar Tuesday!
Today is National Zucchini Day! And in celebration of it, I decided to make a simple zucchini salad. I remember a few years back, I went to a restaurant in Napa Valley where they served a delicious zucchini ribbon salad. This is my re-creation of it at home. Are you eating zucchini today?
It’s the start of another week! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.
A couple of months ago when Chris and I were in Napa, we had lunch at this cute little wine bar. One of the dishes we ordered was their housemade burrata. It was served with tomatoes and pesto on some grilled crusty bread. It was heaven! I couldn’t stop thinking about this dish since then so I decided to attempt this at home.
I went the quick way and used store-bought pesto. I’m guessing that’s why the pesto isn’t all that vibrant green in my photos. ::: sigh ::: It was delicious but would have tasted (and looked) better with a homemade sauce. Enjoy your week!