I forgot how good a simple salad can be in the summertime. Patachou has an amazing spinach salad with strawberries, sugared pecans, rotisserie chicken, red onion, and gorgonzola cheese. They serve it with a homemade balsamic that is thick and creamy. I make my own with greek yogurt and the combination of the sweet berries, the tang of the cheese, and the crunch of the pecans is perfect.
- ¼ c plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ c balsamic vinegar
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 T Dijon mustard
- 1 T honey
Mix all in a mason jar!
- 1 cup pecans
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Melt butter over Medium-High heat. Add pecans and toss to coat.
- Add sugar, and stir until caramelized.
- Spread on wax paper and cool.
I’ve been packing salads in mason jars for lunch and use a tiny tupperware for the dressing. Get creative with layers of lentils, feta, chicken, beans, spinach….the possibilities are endless.
I saw Ben Harper last weekend and it was an amazing show. He is a great performer live and he played all of my favorites.
The CCC Strawberry Shortcake Festival was last week in downtown Indy and I got my strawberry fix for the summer. Always so much fun and it’s for a great cause.
I finally did the Pacers bike share and I have no idea what took me so long. It was like being a tourist in my own city and it was so easy to use. I am thinking about getting the yearly pass.
And finally, some words of wisdom to leave you with.