Need a last-minute idea for tomorrow afternoon’s Fourth of July picnic? Look no further. After a day that started and ended with chocolate yesterday, we needed a good salad around here today. (I don’t mean that in a we-must-repent-with-salad way. I mean that in a let’s-have-more-cake-today-but-maybe-some-salad-too way.)
This one is a beaut. I think that my love for radishes has been well documented here, and when I saw this Smitten Kitchen recipe I was pretty sure that a radish-less version would be a pale imitation. But in a very unusual turn of events, my fridge is relatively bare (we were out of town for 10 days and I haven’t gone shopping yet). The only crunchy vegetables I could scare up were romaine lettuce, a yellow pepper, a few baby carrots, and a couple of green onions. Into the salad they went.
I toasted pepitas for more crunch, and because I was thinking of Barrio’s chopped salad, a place my mind often wanders in my wistful-for-salad moments. I piled on the one-two-three punch (is that a thing?) of feta, mint, and lime juice, which I copied from Deb and Deb copied from April Bloomfield. Genius. Do it. Continue reading Summer Crunch Salad with Feta, Mint, and Lime (click for recipe)