Sorry for posting so many salads lately but in Summer with temperatures above 90 F (32 ºC) I don’t feel like eating much more than salads and some lukewarm protein. This Arugula and Nectarine Salad with Yogurt Dressing I made with Dill Butter Baked Salmon and it was an exquisite combination. Salads usually don’t require standing near a hot stove and stirring hot food while hot steam rises. And the salmon I could make in the oven while waiting for it to be done while sitting in the shade in the garden. I don’t need hot stoves and ovens around me right now. I’m sweating enough already. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving it. Seriously…like Olaf from Frozen I’m absolutely loving “summer and suuun and all things hoooot”! I am taking it all in, buuut, I obviously don’t want to add to the sweat-causing heat and I’m sure you don’t want that either. We all loved this salad. It was so fresh and cool. The cold yogurt made it maintain it’s coolness and the peaches gave it an extra summery taste.
So if I didn’t spend my weekend with much cooking, which I usually do, what did I do instead? I managed to find a much better way to add to the sweat. My sister, her husband and two kids moved into their new house and we were a good dozen people giving them a hand dismantling furniture in the old apartment, carrying to the moving truck, driving to the new house, carrying it into the new house and rebuilding the furniture there, moving all the million boxes and small items and rearranging in the new house and all this on the hottest day of Germany’s weather records. HOW ABOUT THAT?! My sister was super smart and put a kids pool in the garden with cold water, connected a hose and told everybody to come in their swimming trunks. After every hard job everybody dove into the kids pool or took a quick shower with the hose in the garden. The ones that had to carry the most, carried a wet towel around their neck at all times and the fridge was constantly refilled with water. It was an extremely hard day of work but super fun and I believe my sister and her husband are truly blessed for heaving such amazing friends who went through all that on such a hot day. Their house now looks amazing!!! I especially love their kitchen and am extremely jealous for they have a ton of space and light there for cooking :)
Arugula and Nectarine Salad with Yogurt Dressing
Wash and dry arugula.
Wash, destone and cut nectarine.
Whisk together yogurt stock cube, olive oil, vinegar and honey together until cube is completely dissolved.
Mix dressing with salad and salt and pepper if necessary.
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