Nothing says summer like watermelon. Except for tomatoes.
Fruit juices in the US are often seen as either a kid’s drink or as a component for cocktails (cranberry g&t, I’ve got my eye on you), whereas other countries rely on fruit juice as an alternative to water — there is a fruit juice stand with all fruits in every color for each corner in Syria (or there was…) and India is also known for fruit juice vendors.
Agua fresca is a Mexican invention that also fully appreciates the cooling, refreshing power of fruit. It is a slightly sweet and super refreshing drink – perfect to cool off from the heat of the day or a spicy meal. Fortunately, aguas frescas are slowly gaining popularity in the States (Califia Farms recently released a line of aguas frescas including “Kiwi Cactus” that I’d love to try).
When people talk about bowls (vegetable + grain + protein + sauce), this is the ultimate. This is a meal packed with a vegan’s favorite foods (or at least some of mine): nutty tempeh, honey-noted red quinoa, sweet sautéed red onions, and crisp greens are mixed with a tangy mustard and lime juice dressing and topped with creamy avocado.