Melissa’s To The Rescue

Sometimes you have a lot of great ingredients on hand but lack the imagination to put them all together in order to make sense in your tummy. Tonight was one of those nights. Beautiful tomatoes and arugula from our CSA, an abundance of lemons from a 10 for $10 sale a few weeks ago (just about to go bad), and a package of Melissa’s Steamed Lentils with an expiration date fast approaching.  As I was turning the lentils over in my hand, a recipe conveniently placed on the back of the box told me time to make a salad!



  • 6 lemons, juiced
  • Zest of 3 of those lemons
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1/3 C extra virgin olive oil

Put all ingredients into a mason jar and shake what your mama gave ya.


  • 2-4 C arugula
  • 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 package Melissa’s steamed lentils or any other grain or bean of your choosing


To make salad, toss arugula, tomatoes and lentils in a bowl with zesty lemon dressing, eat cold or at room temperature.

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