Summer is here! I’m so excited. Warm, sunny longer days. All the fresh local fruits and vegetables. Farm stands. Gardening and get togethers with friends and family. After what seemed to be an endless winter, as it always is in the Northeast, I’m so ready for carefree summer days.
We love eating dinner outside in the summer. Weekends are made for slow-paced evenings with friends- eating, laughing, time by fire just enjoying special moments. To be honest… food is always on my mind. I love hosting and my food always needs to be easy, fresh and seasonal. Because so many people have various dietary restrictions, and with most of my family being plant-based, I love to infuse my menu with food that is allergy-free for most. No nuts, seeds, meat and dairy-free. This salad is a twist on a classic salad that is protein-packed and infused with the brightness of fresh lemon. This salad is great on it’s own for lunch or an easy dinner or to take to a pot luck or pool party. I also will share tips on how to keep this salad crunchy and fresh without it getting soggy after a few hours. This recipe is very flexible with the ingredients so you can get creative infusing flavors you love. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
— Knead to Cook