I first made this salad while attempting to host my very first dinner party. A testament to my naiveté…I had planned to make 4 brand new recipes. Predictably, I spent the first half of the evening scrambling to finish everything while my two wonderful and supportive roommates entertained my guests. By the time we sat down to eat on our back porch, fireflies and the christmas lights we had strung up were twinkling in the night. So to me, this salad is a sign of summer and a reminder of my days living in a Somerville row house and trying to figure out this whole being an adult thing….