Giada’s Salmon with Basil and Chive Tzatziki

Last night, I had such a lovely evening with my family that blogging about our delicious dinner, courtesy of Giada’s Feel Good Food, completely slipped my mind. We enjoyed our supper outside on that beautiful back porch, where we love spending most of our nights. The evening ended viewing photos of the day that I spent at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna with my lovely daughter, Karlie (there she is, below). If you haven’t visited the gardens, it’s something you need, absolutely need, to do…and soon!

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We grilled the salmon outside tonight because it’s about that time of year when I just avoid using my oven. It’s so humid here in DC that when it gets hot, it really gets hot. I always do my best to conserve energy in my home; one great way to keep your air conditioner from working so hard this summer is by keeping that oven off as much as possible. So, though the recipe called for a stove-baked salmon, mine made it onto the grill for a delicious smoky taste.

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It was the tzatziki, however, that really shined in this dish! We simply couldn’t get enough! I try my best to avoid dairy since I have so many food sensitivities, but I needed to have some of that sauce. It was just tart enough to keep us wanting more, and the flavors blended so well together. You can tell from this one that Giada really knows what she’s doing! I’m growing more and more excited about this new lifestyle with every dish that I create. I can’t wait to see what today brings.

 

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