Monday, August 8, 2016

Best Summer Salad w/ Peaches & Mozzarella

NJ is famous for delicious tomatoes and peaches (not just the Sopranos), I would have never thought to pair them together in a salad.

It seems like you can pair anything with avocado, mozzarella and some fresh herbs. And the savory tomatoes go so nicely with the sweet peaches.

This salad is fabulous.
Beautiful and easy to put together.

Here's how:

2 firm, but ripe peaches, sliced
2 big balls of fresh mozzarella (the stuff in water) or burrata
heirloom and cherry tomatoes, cut up (as many as you want)
1 ripe avocado, sliced
chopped pistachio nuts

2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
handful of snipped chives
pinch of fresh dill and the flowers if you have them
3 tbsp olive oil
pinch of Maldon salt & black pepper

Arrange salad components on a large platter and drizzle w/ vinaigrette.
Add herbs to the top and tuck in some dill flowers.

Sprinkle the salad w/ a pinch of sea salt and pepper.

You can arrange this way ahead and dress just before serving.

Summer salad at its best.

1 comment:

Natalia said...

Wow - this salad sounds (and looks) amazing! I'm a big fan of tomatoes and buffala mozzarella so I know I'm going to like adding the avocado and peaches to it, as well as fresh dill. Thanks for the idea - hoping to make this as a side dish at our family reunion coming up next weekend.