Over the summer, salads just really hit in a totally different way. The lettuce feels crisper, the fruit tastes sweeter, the veggies seem more refreshing and the flavors just POP. To me, that’s pretty hard to beat… unless we’re talking a giant scoop of ice cream and a chocolate chip cookie… but that’s not here nor there. 🙂
And in the summer, theres typically nothing I want for lunch more than a giant, colorful, crisp salad. Salads are basically a blank canvas — you can load ’em up any way you want and for me, that’s ALL dependent on the weather. There are a few weeks during Chicago summers where the temps dance around 90 degrees. Now, I used to live in Atlanta, so I know this isn’t THAT hot when compared to some other cities, but in a city where the winters get to negative double digits on a weekly basis, 90 degrees feels pretty damn hot.
I tell you all of this to get at the point that this salad is SO refreshing and truly all I think about on those scorching 90 degree days. I mean, crisp veggies, sweet fruit and seared sustainable salmon? HELLO.
Need something refreshing? Sure, smoothies can do the trick, an ice cold drink can work, and a big thick milkshake could surely satisfy the need, but how about another savory option? i.e. a big summer salad!