Whenever I think about cooking in the summer, I picture piles of fresh tomatoes from a garden, crisp corn and cilantro salads and grilled fish with a fruity salsa. In actuality, I spend most summer weekends eating tortilla chips, jarred bodega salsa, hot dogs and too much lukewarm Prosecco. When Monday rolls around, I feel this desperate urge to eat giant healthy salads.
Recently I tried an Asparagus and Broccolini salad that managed to zap away my memories of cheap BBQ snacks. You can use broccoli and almonds instead of broccolini and pine nuts and skip the parmesan for a cheaper version or to use up what you have lying around.
Since there is no lettuce, it makes for good leftovers so you can feel smugly healthy on Tuesday too!