summer salads II

NOLAchef-summer-salads-buenos-airesSummer in the city.

It’s melting here in Buenos Aires!

Shops are closed for holiday, the metro is wicked nasty and it seems impossible to cool off mid-day.  That is unless you’re one of those people that have a pool in their apartment building.  Rrrrrrrr.

Come lunch time I like to keep it light and cheap.

Having a big meal in the hot afternoon puts me in I want AC and cama mode and these days that is not cutting it.

So I’m on a salad kick.

One can go to the verduleria and leave with an avocado, lemon and pack of arugula for less than 10 pesos, about $2 bucks.

Lately I’ve been adding leftovers from Nola to these leafy lunches.  Monday was extra salmon rosada quickly blackened in the cast iron with a hefty sprinkle of Creole seasoning and lemon.  Tuesday was braised pork shoulder  & shrimp sautéed in a soy, sesame oil, habanero mustard sauce.  And there’s something sexy about leaves getting slightly wilted from the heat of the protein.  Weird?!  Yes.  I’ll take it.

But I gotta admit I was feeling a bit gordita after the holidays and those negative thoughts have so kindly vanished bringing me a touch of inner peace.  Thank you, Liza!

With these leafy lunches I’m getting loads of nutrients and the freedom to be naughty at dinner time.  And it’s funny because I want to be less naughty since I’m feeling so good from my leafy lunches.  Double score.

So if you’re feeling motivated grab some fresh greens, citrus and maybe a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts.  Throw it all together and give it a quick season and dab of olive oil.  Take a moment, enjoy your lunch, drink loads of water.  Feel good!

 

Comments

  1. Martin says

    “One can go to the verduleria and leave with an avocado, lemon and pack of arugula for less than 10 pesos, about $2 bucks.”

    WFT! All of that for 10 pesos??? I think you’re getting some sort of discount. It wouldn’t be less than 20 at any of my verduleros :O

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