It's Friday, and time for some more Low-Carb Recipe Love. Again this week we have dishes that spotlight the wonderful flavors of summer; enjoy!
It's Friday so of course it's time for Low-Carb Recipe Love. But this Friday also starts the weekend of the official Utah state holiday, Pioneer Day. July 24 is the day the Mormon Pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley back in 1847, so the day is celebrated every year with parades, carnivals, rodeos, fireworks, and all kinds of other festivities.
And of course that means a big family party for the Dennys! We have a family tradition started by my sister Pam of attending the parade in our little town, and all the extended family members who are in town show up there. Then most of them (about 35 people this year) come to my house for burgers. And my house is situated directly above the school where our town shoots off fireworks, so most people stick around and watch fireworks from the deck.
There are even a few family members from out of town who will be there for the party this year, plus a couple of tiny babies that most people haven't seen, so we are extra excited. I'm going to make Caprese Tomato Stacks with Basil Vinaigrette (a variation of this recipe without the zucchini) as my effort to have something healthy on the menu, and it's a good bet there will be a lot of delicious offerings.
Other than me and a couple of my nieces, my family doesn't have a lot of low-carb eaters. But I bet I could get most of them to eat the tasty things being spotlighted in this week's recipe round-up. And all these dishes are loaded with good summer flavors and ingredients like basil, zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers, enjoy!