I can always go for cold gazpacho when it's hot out but wanted to try something different. I came across a cold cucumber soup in Ina Garten's latest cookbook that sounded delicious so I thought I would try it. It was very refreshing and went great with a cold glass of white wine. The fresh dill on top came from my new garden!
I made Mediterranean Farro Salad from Giada's Kitchen as our main meal. It's the perfect cold pasta packed with veggies, olives, and parmesan cheese. The recipe calls for farro pasta, which I couldn't find so I used orzo. I think any small pasta would do the trick. I also had some red onion left over from the cucumber soup so I threw that in too. There are endless possibilities to this recipe. It's great as a vegetarian dish but next time I might add shrimp to beef it up.
And for dessert I served the pound cake my grandmother and I baked on Sunday. I topped it with berries and homemade whipped cream. The perfect ending to a semi-healthy meal!
If you would like recipes for any of these delicious foods please let me know. I would be happy to pass them along!