There is nothing like a cold lunch when it gets hot at the beach. And one of the easiest and most elegant is a variation of the lunches that my parents used to make when we lived in Holland. I think of dishes like this as cold comfort food.
6 red potatoes, boiled, quartered and cooled to room temperature
1/2 smallish red onion, chopped
1-2 hard boiled egg(s), quartered
2 strips of crumbled bacon or chopped deli ham
fresh parsely, minced
Vinegrette: olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic clove (minced) salt and pepper.
Assemble it all and toss with the vinegrette. You may want to keep the eggs on the side and just sprinkle with salt and pepper. We served this as lunch with my roasted asparagus (lemon juice, olive oil parmesan, salt and pepper), pickle and a cold beer.