The Fifth Commandment of Summer Cooking

published Jun 10, 2016
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Salads are best during the summer. Full stop. If you’re a lazy cook, there’s nothing better than being able to throw a bunch of delicious vegetables or fruits in a bowl with some cheese (or not) and some vinaigrette (maybe). The fifth commandment of summer cooking celebrates the easiest meal to make. Strict followers will be rewarded.

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The Fifth Commandment: Thou Shalt Serve Salad with Every Meal

If you’re not eating salad with almost every meal this summer, you’re not doing it right. Now, I’m not talking about that wimpy salad you see at the grocery store. No, you’re better than that. All those good vegetables and fruits need to be used as much as possible, and salads are the easiest way to do that. A salad could be as simple as throwing some watermelon and feta together or as complicated as a classic Niçoise. The choice is yours to make.

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