After three weeks of being away from home, two of which were spent in Europe, it feels almost surreal to be back. I honestly don’t even know where to start with this trip. It was so magical and beautiful and delicious and gratifying— everything that I could have ever imagined for our honeymoon and more.
As I scroll through our hundreds of photos, I keep feeling so grateful for these memories and already sense that itch to jump on a plane and just do it all again! Sighhhhhh.
Question for you all— are you guys interested in hearing more specific details from our trip? Food, sights, accommodations, etc? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll put some posts together.
But first, this salad!
Before we left for our honeymoon, I put together a few posts with recipes we’ve been absolutely loving this summer to share over the next few weeks.
Salads have definitely been the hit of this summer in our house. Especially since we’ve been traveling so much over the past 2 months, it’s been so refreshing to pile in lots of fresh greens, whole grains, and veggies when we’re home.
And the most popular salad ingredient we’ve been obsessing over: PEACHES.
I absolutely adore peaches. But, trust me, that has not always been the case.
Back when I was growing up, I had some weird texture issues with food, and the fuzzy-aspect of peaches just totally turned me off. Thank goodness I decided to give them another try as an adult because they are one of my very favorite summer foods now!
Especially grilled. With ice cream. And whipped cream.
But that’s not quite the direction we’re going today (sadly). But I promise you it is almost as delicious!
Here it goes:
Grilled peaches, peppery arugula, creamy avocado, nutty quinoa, and toasted pine nuts, all topped off with a zesty vinaigrette— how amazing does that sound?! Ohh and I can’t forget the pistachios. These little green gems add the most beautiful crunchy element.
I just love the way all those flavors meld together into this light and fresh salad. And did I mention how easy it is to throw together?? Especially if you have some leftover quinoa in the fridge (which I strangely always do). It’s simply perfect for a summery lunch or as a side dish for a picnic or potluck.
Well that’s all from me for today because….
… we have a busy few days ahead filled with packing, cleaning, and saying goodbyes, as the big MOVING DAY is happening on Monday. Like what?!?! Back from vacation just in time for real life to set in.
For those of you who are just joining me here on this space or haven’t heard, my husband and I are moving to the DC area next week. We’ve had such an incredible three years in our home of little Durham, North Carolina and feel all those bittersweet feelings about heading back to the big city in just a few days.
That being said, it’ll probably be a little quiet over here for the next week as we get settled into our new home. But don’t worry, I have a few more saved summer recipes up my sleeve that I’ll be sharing just as soon as we’re settled!
Have an amazing weekend everyone!