Bruschetta and Lentil Dip

Lentil Bruschetta DipBefore summer comes to a close, please do yourself a favor and make plans to enjoy the weather outdoors this weekend. Pack a blanket and some chairs. Fill your cooler with ice cold lemonade. Go to Trader Joe’s.  Buy these ingredients. And make this recipe, too.

I was first introduced to this delicious lentil dip several years ago before I became a vegetarian and it quickly became my go-to potluck contribution. It is seriously the easiest thing to make – there’s absolutely no cooking involved and no chopping. Are you ready?

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Blistered Tomato Salad

Blistered Tomato SaladIf you’ve never had blistered tomatoes, you are in for a treat! Tomatoes are pretty fun on their own, but when they’re cooked whole on a hot pan, they become extra juicy.

One of my favorite ramen restaurants makes the most delicious blistered cherry tomato salad served on a bed of queso fresco and drizzled with a savory vinaigrette dressing. Between the sweetness of the tomatoes, the butteriness of the queso fresco and the saltiness of the vinaigrette, your tastebuds will definitely be dancing!

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