I tease many of my native California friends for being cold-weather wimps. And I don’t feel bad. They are wimps! They wear winter coats and scarves when it’s 60 degrees outside while I’m in shorts and flip-flops. Wimps! But don’t worry, they get their revenge.
I am a warm-weather wimp. Yup, when the weather heats up, Tanya hides in her air-conditioned apartment. Anything above 80 degrees and I start to complain. Too hot! Too hot! The one good thing about hot summer days is that I crave lighter foods (generally), which is always kinder to my waistline.
Light, but still filling, salads are frequently on the menu during hot days. I particularly enjoy greek salads. They contain some of my favorite veggies including, tomatoes, artichokes and cucumbers. I also added some spinach to boost up it’s good-for-you quotient, then tossed in some cubed salami and salty feta cheese so it wasn’t too healthy. 🙂
This salad is very versatile, and you can easily swap in your favorite veggies. It is very portable for picnics and BBQs and keeps for several days in the fridge, which is great on busy days. I can just fill my plate and dinner is ready.