I think of spring and summer as fruit and vegetable season or to be more specific, I think of fresh raw juice and deep bowls of salad. These are my late spring and all summer mainstays. In my search for salad combinations that were a little more creative the standard lettuce and tomato, I came across a whole catalog of salad recipes here:
One of my favorites is the chopped salad with bacon and fried chickpeas. In my house we substitute the pork bacon for turkey bacon, cut down on the feta, and add a hand full of lemony raw kale.
It’s more than delicious!
Here the direct link to my favorite recipe in the bunch: http://www.oprah.com/food/Chopped-Salad-with-Bacon-and-Fried-Garbanzo-Beans