Welcome Summer With These Refreshing And Nutritious Recipes

BUCK NAKED KITCHEN by Kirsten Buck | Houghton Mif in Harcourt

Buck Naked Kitchen is a happy collection welcoming Summer with open arms: Chocolate-Black Cherry smoothies, Dill-Pickle Curried Tuna Salad, Apricot Chia Pudding Parfaits, Raspberry-Ginger-Lime Kombucha cocktails… Let the sun shine in!

For our recently released summer issue, Buck shared this recipe for a refreshing summer salad:

SHAVED VEGETABLE AND APPLE SALAD
1/2 head purple cauliflower, shaved 1/2 head white cauliflower, shaved
1 Gala apple, sliced into matchsticks 6 stalks asparagus, shaved
1 cup snap peas, split
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup hemp hearts*
Fresh mint and parsley leaves, finely chopped
Salt and black pepper

GINGER-DIJON DRESSING
1/2 cup avocado oil
or light-tasting olive oil
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine the cauliflower, apple, asparagus, snap peas, red onion and hemp hearts in a large salad bowl. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss. Add the fresh mint and parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine the cauliflower, apple, asparagus, snap peas, red onion, and hemp hearts in a large salad bowl. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss. Add the fresh mint and parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4
*NOTE: Hemp hearts are the seeds of the hemp plant, commonly grown in the Northern Hemisphere. They are very versatile and have a rich nutty flavor. If you cannot find hemp hearts at your local grocery store, raw sunflower seeds work great, too!

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