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Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines: Season 3, Episode 3

by Magnolia
Published on July 29, 2021

A Light Lunch

On these warm, sunny days I love an excuse to take lunch outside to the garden, especially if a few close friends are coming over to join me. So today I’m creating a light lunch that’s made for sharing—starting with my Curry Chicken Salad. The curry, soy sauce, and white pepper give this classic dish a bit of a kick. I’m also making a delicious Cauliflower Couscous, with a nice blend of savory and sweet flavors. For another simple side, I’m assembling a refreshing Peach Caprese Salad. As a light (and buttery) finish, I’m making my homemade Lemon Bars for dessert.

I hope these recipes inspire you to carve out some time to share a simple meal with friends under the summer sun!


Curry Chicken Salad

from Magnolia Table Cookbook

shredded rotisserie chicken mixed in a creamy, curry mayo sauce tossed with water chestnuts, sliced almonds, and chives, served with toasted bread and fresh endives

Cauliflower Couscous

from Magnolia Table, Volume 2 Cookbook

riced cauliflower mixed with kale, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and shallots

Peach Caprese

from Magnolia Table Cookbook

grilled peaches, sliced mozzarella, and fresh basil topped with salt and pepper and a drizzle of light vinaigrette

Mina's Lemon Bars

from Magnolia Table Cookbook

a sweet, tart lemon bar with a flaky crust, dusted with powdered sugar

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