It’s mid-July already! Can you believe it? Its finally 100 degrees out here in SoCal and we are doing our very best to stay cool during the hottest part of the day. Around 5pm, when I start to make dinner it is still in the upper 90s so I am always trying to avoid cooking inside. Just using the stove makes the air conditioner kick on every time so to avoid astronomical electric bills I am doing 75% of my cooking on my amazing gas grill.
When I think of camping I immediately think of the scent of pine trees, of crackling campfires, playing in lakes and streams, sticky roasted marshmallows sandwiched between graham crackers, the thrill of trying to find the bathroom in the middle of the night in a forest lit only by the stars and the beam of your flashlight.
I made this salad in the work lunchroom once and everyone kept commenting on how good the cut veggies smelled and how beautiful it was. So it would be an easy, yet impressive side dish for a potluck. The best thing is it only takes about 15 minutes to make.