Cucumbers! Napa cabbage! Sweet new onions! Crunchy, cooling produce is abundant just in time for the heat, and Summer is indeed the perfect time for this simple, sweet and tangy salad. This is a great side dish for fish, chicken or even grilled steak, and you can easily double it up for a crowd. If you can’t find uncured onions at your farmers market or CSA, seek out a sweeter variety of white onion.
Cooking for clients following the Autoimmune Paleo Diet is inspiring me to create dairy and seed free versions of some of my favorite recipes. (This was my take on the Chicken Tikka from last month.) Marinating this for several hours is key so that the lime, coconut and spices really penetrate the meat. Since the marinade takes about 5 minutes to throw together, I like to marinate the chicken in the morning so that it’s ready to grill for dinner. (No props or styling for this photo—this is a real-life meal for a client!)