Nobody wants to be the hungry girl at the barbeque. As a vegetarian, this often means munching on a mediocre plate of lettuce that barely has the staying power to fuel sunbathing, let alone a round of pool volleyball. Not good.
Which is why when I’m headed to a summer fiesta, I always try to have a fabulously hefty salad in tow. My latest favorite is this broccolini and sweet sesame salad. It is chock full of green on green on green in the form of broccolini, snow peas and green beans, with some legumes added for protein and heartiness. The dressing is nutty, sweet and salty and is a nice change from the vinaigrettes that you so often see at this time of year.
Adapted from Plenty
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Joanne Bruno is a food writer and fourth year MD/PhD student. Find more of delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well with Others