The Summer Lunch is to be eaten on a patio! Any combination of fruits, veggies, cheeses, meats, and salty snacks makes a great spread! It’s a well rounded lunch, easy, light, fresh and healthy!
Simple Summer Time Lunch
If it’s not last night’s leftovers, this simple plate is often my lunch in the summer. The Summer Lunch is more of an idea list than a recipe. It’s fresh and light and can be different every day. Start with fruits drizzled with honey, and any kinds of vegetables. Try carrots, sliced bell pepper, cucumber, cherry tomato, celery, radish, or anything you like. Hummus makes a great addition and adds extra protein! Try these favorite homemade versions – Classic Hummus, Roasted Carrot Hummus, Super Greens Hummus, or Avocado Bean Dip. Cheese is a must and any kind will do, sliced, cubed, curds, or crumbles of feta. Add something for protein like nuts or any kind of meat like salami, prosciutto, beef sticks, or smoked salmon. Finally, add something salty like french bread or baguette, pita or crackers, pretzels or chips.
There are so many possibilities, always healthy and delicious! It’s the kind of lunch that should be eaten in the backyard with a glass of lemonade. Make is just for one or share with whoever’s hungry. It can also be packed up to go and makes a great picnic!
Kid friendly too, little hands and lizards welcome!
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The Summer Lunch
- Fruits – apple, pear, berries, kiwi, melon, peaches, pineapple, plums, can be drizzled with honey
- Veggies – cherry tomato, carrot, cucumber, bell pepper, celery
- Meat – salami, prosciutto, smoked salmon, beef sticks
- Bread, pita or crackers, pretzels or nuts
- Arrange on a plate and serve