May 14, 2021 by Lauren Hampton

For Your Lunchtime Rosé: A Farmer’s Market Avocado Cucumber Salad

Going to the Farmer’s Market with no agenda might be one of my favorite weekend activities. I was reminded of this last Saturday, when I woke up with no alarm, made a fresh pot of coffee, and took my time putting my contacts in (the official start to my day).

The Farmer’s Market is lively—you could be anywhere! Marche d’Apt in Provence or Laiki Rhodes town in Greece. It’s a little vacation when you pick up a tomato that’s plump to the touch and perfectly red dangling on the vine, ready to be picked. At the Farmer’s Market you buy what looks and tastes as it should.

When the ingredients are fresh, you don’t need a recipe. All you need is inspiration from your stroll through the market. So, below is what I ended up buying last Saturday at the Farmer’s Market.

These ingredients caught my eye:

– Avocado
– Maui Onion
– Persian Cucumber
– Tomato
– Pita Bread

When I got home, I was salivating thinking of what I wanted to whip up for lunch (as well as what I wanted to sip). The sun was shining, and as we approached early afternoon, the breeze got warmer. I knew I needed to start hydrating.

I got right to it prepping the vegetables:

1. Quarter the tomatoes
2. Slice the onion, no need to chop. This salad is great with simple slivers.
3. Slice the cucumber into rounds
4. Peel the avocado, remove the pit, and slice into half moons
5. Throw everything into a mixing bowl and dress to taste with cracked black pepper, sea salt, olive oil, and lemon.

Toast the pita bread and plate the salad alongside hummus, tzatziki, and pita.

You could add mint or feta, whatever else you want! This salad is meant to be easy, healthy, and paired with a Saturday by the pool.

There’s plenty I could pair alongside something like this, but rosé sounded just right. Specifically, the 2020 Origin Rose featured in Shades of Rosé. It’s a foodie’s rosé, rendering it versatile with anything from sushi to Indian food.

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