Hi bento friends! This sunny lion onigiri bento is for Leo, my sun sign, and reflects the bright, joyous colors of this time of year.
Many Leo-associated foods are some of my personal favorites: tomatoes, golden-colored vegetables and fruits, salmon, raspberries, bay leaves, saffron, walnuts, basil, lamb. This bento features a few of them: inside the golden-tinted onigiri is spicy salmon, and the lion's sunny mane is of local golden zucchinis, whose bright hue is the essence of summer sun.
Fresh snow pea tops provide a soft green contrast to juicy raspberries and super-sweet golden local tomatoes. A big yellow rose from a birthday bouquet and sunny yellow fabric from Provence keep the radiant summer theme going...
The market has been overflowing with sun-ripened treats, making visits a visual and culinary delight!