Instead of cooking, I keep preparing old staples over and over. Not that I mind as I love summer foods, which to me are mostly lots and lots of tomatoes as well as “interesting” fruits, such as cherries, watermelon, and figs. Our tomato plants have been very good to us, and we have been enjoying homegrown tomatoes daily. The toddler is still insisting that the cherry tomatoes are all his…
Probably my favorite summer food: Caprese salad. I never get tired of it, and we eat this a LOT.
Real pasta as well as "zucchini pasta" with tomato/basil/almond pesto. I almost always have tomato/basil/almond pesto in the fridge. It’s so easy to make, and it makes a great pasta sauce, sandwich topping, or dipping sauce for veggies. To make simply put the following in the food processor: tomatoes, basil, almonds, a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. So simple. Yet so good. It’s summer at its best for me.
Salmon, salad, and corn. We have a variation of this meal at least once a week.
Super easy pasta dishes: sautéed veggies, some protein, and fresh herbs.
Lots and lots of Greek-inspired salads. They all look something like this…
Tomato/Lentil/Cilantro (TLC) Salads:
And bowls and bowls of “summer salad:” Well, what would summer be without summer salads? Right!?!
In addition to simple food preparation, I have also relied on my friend (Trader) Joe a bit more. Here is one of my favorite salads he prepares for me (click on pictures to make them bigger, if you’d like).
Questions: Do you tend to cook less in the summer? What’s the last thing you cooked and/or prepared? What’s your favorite summer food?