Sunday, July 22, 2012

Favorite Summer Salad

So, I know I haven't posted about food and or crafting projects in a while. A lot of that is due to the fact that I never found my camera charger when we moved into the new house. It's also due to the fact that we have been so incredibly busy & I haven't had time to blog or craft as much. But, we've definitely still be cooking a LOT. 

We're doing a summer CSA with Bountiful Blessings Farm, as well as getting weekly groceries from the East Nashville Farmer's Market (Kenny's Cheese, Delvin Farms basil, Peaceful Pastures eggs, & Provence bread). So, we've been able to thoroughly enjoy the amazing bounty of summer. I love summer vegetables. I think tomatoes might be my favorite summer crop.... but I also love love love basil, corn, and summer squash. It's all just so wonderful. 

So, I introduce to you my absolute favorite summer salad. Now, I did cheat a bit by buying some avocados that are definitely not grown here in Nashville. But, a girl's gotta have an avocado from time to time, right?

This salad is the perfect summer salad. It's light & refreshing, and so jam packed with flavor. It's vegan, raw, and filled with nutrients. 

So, here it is: my favorite summer salad.

oh, the colors!

So many textures and flavors.

Who doesn't love a jar full of cilantro?!

All you need for this salad are:

  • an avocado
  • a handful of cherry/plum tomatoes
  • two small ears of corn
  • 1/4 onion (any kind will work... I used white)
  • a handful of fresh cilantro
  • the juice of 1/2 a lime
Mix all ingredients & you've got summer in a salad.

In other news, Cohen is as perfect as always. He got a bath today, as well as some good walks. He's learning how to lie down, and he starts puppy school in a couple of weeks! He's pretty much the cutest thing ever, and he adores us. It's like a constant confidence boost. And also a lot of cuddling. 


stephanie said...

"Cohen is as perfect as always." So that does that mean he's peeing on couches and eating everything in sight still? Haha :)

Becca said...

Actually he's pretty much house trained now! Just a small accident every now & then. And of course he's still chewing, cause he's still a puppy! But he knows now what "drop it" means and has been a lot better about eating only his designated chew toys & bones! :-) Progress! Yay!

Bethany said...

Yummmmm I've been living off salads like these for weeks now, and I'll have to add this one to the list to make!
And I lost my USB cord for my camera in our move. Something about camera accessories and liking to hide...

jenny said...