When I went out to check on my garden this morning, I saw that I had 3 summer squash ready for the picking.
I also noticed that my basil had really appreciated the half inch of rain we got last evening and would definitely benefit from a little trimming. Although I had just had breakfast, I was already starting to think about lunch and how I could combine the summer squash and (lots!) of basil.
“To the Internet!” I cried!
I soon found a recipe for “Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash Salad with Basil-Parmesan Dressing” and couldn’t imagine how that could be anything but wonderful. I don’t have any zucchini (yet!) but figured the squash could go it alone this time and if it was good, I’d be ready when I did have some. Lunch couldn’t come soon enough.
When it finally did, I harvested the three squash. I love the thought that I am harvesting something! I am a harvester! They looked so shiny and delicious. I couldn’t get them on the grill fast enough!
While they were grilling, I chopped the fresh basil and put the dressing together.
Now I’m looking very forward to trying it with zucchini, too. Grow, Black Beauty Zucchini! Grow!
Fortunately, there’s some dressing left over and I already have plans for it! I’m meeting a friend at La Farm Bakery tomorrow morning for breakfast and slices of their hand rolled baguette would be the perfect Basil-Parmesan dressing delivery vehicle. Now I’m thinking about lunch before breakfast!