This recipe was part of the beginning for us realizing how much we love dill. And yes, I realize that this post is about grilling and it is November. But give me a break…I ran out of summer weeks to share this. I started adding dill to all the things this summer after realizing how much K liked it, and I always loved it but had forgotten about it. My mom used to cook with it a bunch, partially because we always had a ready supply in our garden. I’ve tried growing it but had no luck. Maybe I need to try again. You know, when warm weather comes around, and maybe when the baby gives me a chance to do it.
When I was going to make the chicken piccata I shared last week, I realized I didn’t have a starch in mind for the meal. I needed to come up with something last minute. So, I began looking through my recipes and came across an herb bread. I didn’t have fresh thyme, or buttermilk, but decided to try it anyway. It ended up working well! I froze half of the loaf for the future. The remaining half we had with dinner, then had with eggs for breakfast. It’s a very soft, crumbly bread.
Today’s recipe is super simple, but super appropriate for a hot time of the year. You don’t have to spend much time putting it together, and it is refreshing. This salad pairs with the Chicken Souvlaki from last week. If you don’t want to make the chicken, you could easily make less of the marinade (dressing) from that recipe, then just use it in this.
Talk about taking an idea and running with it! We bought a bunch of salmon a little ways back and have it in the freezer. I was in a fish mood, but I wanted to do something different with the salmon. I decided to try a sauce not unlike the buttermilk one I had on some chicken. This is a really simple recipe, although I tossed in a bunch of ingredients. You can feel free to edit and make changes as you wish. Make sure to do taste checks as you add things. When I first tasted it, I thought it was too sour so I added some honey to help, and then the Wasabi sauce to add a small kick. I did not have fresh dill this time, but really like this jarred dried dill I found–a nice fresh smell and flavor! You can use fresh instead, and use other herbs with it for your perfect blend.