We went to the Farmers' Market on Wednesday for the first time in several weeks. Our CSA had a great looking selection and we didn't even pick up anything from any of the other vendors. We got potatoes, yellow and orange carrots, butter lettuce, arugula, and green beans. Yum.
In case you haven't noticed, most of the country is experiencing a heat wave. It has been 100 degrees through the Midwest and South East. Atlanta was over 100 degrees yesterday. Our mountain has not been immune to the heat, though it takes longer to get that hot and cools off in the evenings. Today will be about 100 here. Since yesterday was also a scorcher we wanted to make a light summer salad for dinner out of some of the veggies we got at the Farmers' Market. We decided on a shrimp salad.
We used the butter lettuce and arugula and added cut up slices of the yellow and orange carrots.We threw some shrimp on the skillet with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and ginger. We put a little cheese on the salad, threw the shrimp on top and added a few croutons. We had a chipotle lime dressing sitting around and used that for the salad.
The end result was delicious. Though, to be honest I would have been happy with just the carrots and shrimp and dressing on my plate.
Today I plan to clean up some more of the carrots and eat it with hummus.