Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are all having a wonderful long weekend. Mine’s been pretty amazing so far.
The tough thing about summer weekends is, the more fun they are, the less we tend to get done. Suddenly grocery shopping and other chores just seem like a waste of precious time, and the rest of the week ends up a bit more stressful.
That’s why I am doing my best to create really easy meals with healthy ingredients that we can put together in just a few minutes. Welcome, salmon burger tacos.
These salmon burgers from Trader Joe’s are great on a bun with some tartar sauce or dill yogurt, but last week I discovered they make a great, if not traditional taco.
I pan-cooked them in a non-stick skillet until done. These burgers are pretty substantial and all salmon, making them a perfect healthy protein choice.
Once the burgers were done, the sky was the limit. I wrapped ours in Archer Farms whole wheat tortillas. I love the Archer Farms brand, these tortillas are some of the softest and best-tasting I have ever purchased. I layered in guacamole, pre-made by Wholly Guacamole, and topped with shredded romaine lettuce and Archer Farms salsa. Not bad for a meal consisting of pre-made ingredients.
I’m trying to avoid grocery shopping today by going through our cabinets to see what I can make, at least until tomorrow, with what we already have. I’d like to start making at least one farmers market part of my weekly rotation and mixing in some of the grains and whole wheat pasta we already have.
What’s your favorite quick and easy summer recipe or meal?
If you live in Boston, you may not know that The Shops at Prudential Center has a farmers market – it’s actually year-round and just moved outside.
Butter Cafe – baked goods
John Crow Farm – grass fed meat
Swiss Bakers – sandwiches, Swiss pastries
When Pigs Fly – artisan and gourmet breads
Cook’s Farm – pies, maple products
Fastachi – gourmet nuts
The Herb Lyceum – herb plants, herbal products, vegetables
Sal’s Gourmet Chips – flavored potato chips
Saluna Garden Farm – flowers and herbs
Still River Winery – iced apple wine
MacArthur Farm – vegetables and fruit