Traditionally, pesto gets part of its salty, nutty flavor from parmesan cheese. But this version nixes the dairy and utilizes mint and spinach for a delicious pesto, packed with nutrients.
Fresh salsa is one of my favorite fresh dishes to have on hand in the summer. It can dress up tacos, eggs, or be served with tortillas chips and a margarita in hand. Fresh diced melon is an unexpected and delicious addition to any type of salsa and the brightness it adds to this recipe is on par with summer sunshine.
As much as I love hearty dishes in winter, sometimes I crave something a bit more suited to warm weather. I grew up eating flank steak, and it has a special place in my heart. While my mom always marinated and baked this cut of meat in the oven, I'm a little less patient and find that the stovetop works just as well (only second to the grill).