No, not breeze: Hot wind.
As far as I'm concerned, that's reason enough to spend the majority of my energy on sipping cool beverages, standing directly in front of the window fan, and tossing mostly raw ingredients together in a bowl and calling it dinner. There are no recipes in the summer: Only inspiration, motivation, and recreation. You can add re-creation to that list, too, since I'll be making some form or another of this exact salad basically every other night for the duration of the hot months.
Join me, won't you? (You won't regret it: It's deliculous. <-- That, my friends, is a word I just coined right this minute.)
Pulse green grapes, a garlic clove, fresh mint leaves, apple cider vinegar, and a healthy pinch of salt and pepper in a food processor until they make a kind of coarse paste.
In a large bowl, mix the grape mash with paper-thin slices of cucumber, fresh corn kernels stripped right from the cob, more grapes (sliced in half), some leftover brown rice, and little cubes of pressed firm tofu. Be sure everything is evenly coated, then let chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving, to allow all the flavors to blend. Top with feta cheese, if you like.
What's your favorite no-cook meal been so far this summer? Where do you get your no-cook inspiration from? I am 100% digging on fresh herbs and different marinating vinegars.