Sweet summer stone fruit, juicy heirlooms, creamy avocado and lots of burrata. No oven required.
Give me a baking sheet in 109 degree temperatures and this is what I will give you.
No cookies. No roasted roots. No oven.
Sorry, not sorry.
But, if you ask me, this is way better! (except for the cookie part- cookies always win)
First, it takes maybe 10 minutes to throw together. Probably less if you’re in a rush or don’t care what your chopped up goods look like. But seriously, how many dinners can be made in 10 minutes (or less) that are fresh, healthy and delicious?
I also love that it covers all the important food groups. Fruit, veggies, healthy fat and some protein/calcium thanks to the burrata (I find that cheese and dairy can be a healthy part of ones diet assuming it’s in moderation and they have no intolerance).
In less food-related news, Octavian spent the night with his grandmother last night. He called earlier this afternoon to ask if we would bring Juniper (the dog). Seeing no harm in taking her with us, I said yes. When I hung up the phone, my husband said, no.
Long story short, we arrived to pick up our sweet human child without our fur child. Octavian could not care less about our arrival; he just looked around and asked, “where’s my girl?” When we broke the news that she did not come with us, we may as well have told him there was no Santa Clause, crushing his sweet, little 3 year old spirt. So many tears, so much crying! I knew then that we did a sad sad thing.
But then we were shown the special water and food bowl he prepared just for her and special treat he was holding on to just for her.
You guys, I officially felt like the worst mom on the planet.
Yet, somehow, it made me feel like, ok, now I have to have another baby. i mean, my child needs a sibling, obviously.
Worst mom on the planet; need one more baby.
Makes total sense right?
Well, the crying and hysterics finally stopped thanks to our other favorite dog, Clifford. Clifford always knows how to help clean up after all my parenting failures.
- 2.5 cups fresh arugula or baby kale
- 6 heirloom tomatoes sliced
- 5 Stone Fruit 4-5 total- yellow peaches, white peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, etc.
- 2 avocado pitted and sliced
- 16 oz burrata drained of liquid
- Fresh basil
- Olive oil
- Fresh ground salt + pepper
- Balsamic glaze for serving (optional)
Assemble prepared ingredients in a large salad bowl or on a large serving platter. Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with fresh ground salt + pepper, to taste. Serve with fresh bread and balsamic glaze, if desired.