Summer is definitely my favorite time of year: beach trips and endless hours spent outside are just a couple of the reasons I wish the season could last forever. Another thing that makes summer summer is the bounty at the farmers market, which I frequent at least once a week. I cannot get enough! Right now is the best time, because pretty much everything is available – heirloom tomatoes of all shapes and sizes, sweet as candy baby peppers, fuzzy peaches, beans of every variety (pole beans! cranberry beans! purple beans! wax beans!) – it truly makes me blissfully happy. In order to savor all the tastes of summer, I wanted to share the salad I’ve had on repeat for lunch and dinner. Not only is it stunning (talk about eating the rainbow!), it’s easy and delicious to boot. For a more filling main course, I add tuna soaked in olive oil or a poached egg. Summer is the best, and now’s the perfect time to savor it.
Photography & Styling by Alison Engstrom