Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Lunch Ideas

I was going to call this a recipe post, but these aren't really recipes.  In fact, they're mostly just ingredient lists.  This time of year - when it's either so beautiful I can't bear to spend time in the kitchen, or so hot that looking at my stove makes me need to lie down, feeding myself becomes a fun game. Basically, the 'recipe' needs to be quick, require little to no heat and use as many fresh ingredients as possible. Here's what I've come up with so far -

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted beets -soak beets for however long, scrub and dry them, then rub them olive oil, salt and pepper and chuck in the oven at 350 for 45? minutes
Greens - whatever's fresh at the CSA
Dressing - if you're feeling fancy

Radish Sandwich - it's the weirdest combination ever, but just go with it

Fresh radishes
Good butter

Fruit and Feta Salad

Mint simple syrup - heat 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 cup mint leaves until boiling, stirring frequently. Once it's boiled for a bit, take the whole thing off the stove and allow to cool before straining out the mint leaves

None of these foods look as beautiful when I eat them as they did for these pictures, but the recipes are fool-proof and use mostly fresh, local ingredients, which means I can pull a pretty good meal off even when my brain feels like it's melting out of my head.  Cause that's what summer's all about.

1 comment:

  1. Nice. I had never thought about using radishes on a sandwich before. I have a couple in the fridge right now, I might give that a shot!