summer salad with lemon dressing

dear world,

i got inspired yesterday during V’s morning nap to make a simple salad for MHM and i for lunch. after buying such fresh vegetables and greens from the market just hours before, i couldn’t resist throwing together a simple salad. (V’s not so good at eating raw veggies yet so she got to have annie’s mac and cheese instead.) this recipe serves 2. here’s what i made:

summer salad with lemon dressing

ingredients: 2 handfuls salad greens, 1 good handful arugula, 6 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 a cucumber, 1/2 a summer sausage, 2 tbsp feta cheese, juice from 1/2 a lemon, lemon zest, 1/3 cup olive oil, salt and pepper

  1. wash and dry the salad greens and arugula and arrange on 2 large plates
  2. halve the cherry tomatoes and divide between plates
  3. thinly slice cucumber and sausage, then halve the slices and divide between plates
  4. crumble feta each plate

lemon dressing

  1. zest 1/2 a lemon into a 2 cup measuring cup
  2. add lemon juice, salt and pepper and whisk until salt is dissolved
  3. pour in olive oil while whisking
  4. pour over salads and serve immediately

you may not need all of the dressing. the recipe makes a little more than 2 salads can handle unless you’re really hungry and add more lettuce than we had yesterday. i ended up with enough left over to have one more salad this afternoon. also, i only used a small pinch of salt in the lemon dressing because the sausage and feta added enough on their own. if you have some extra green beans left over from dinner the night before it might taste good to toss those on top as well.

enjoying the summer’s bounty,

cm

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