The challenge? It’s too hot to cook. Especially in a small space. 108* degrees has a funny way of making you reach for Chinese takeout.
The plan? To post a new recipe each day this week that doesn’t require the oven…and perhaps, very little or no stovetop use.
Yesterday”s approach: Salad Greens+veggies+fruit+herbs (if desired)+protein+ easy homemade dressing=delicious, easy, no heat needed dinner.
My salad was made yesterday out of whatever we had between my CSA box and leftovers in my fridge:
1 head of lettuce, chopped. (CSA)
1 pint of strawberries, sliced. (CSA)
1 cucumber, sliced. (CSA)
Leftover chicken, chopped.
A few random broken pita chips for crunch
This dressing recipe:
In a blender, combine:
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ( I always use Bragg’s)
2 TBSP water
2 TBSP raw, local honey
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Pulse to combine, then turn blender on, and slowly drizzle in 3/4 cup good quality olive oil.
Toss w/your fave salad combo, and enjoy. Oh, and tell your oven to enjoy the vacation. 😉