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Summer stone fruit and burrata salad

summer stone fruit and burrata salad - arugula, peaches, cherries and burrata drizzled with balsamic glaze

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This summer stone fruit and burrata salad makes a delicious and refreshing summer appetizer, light lunch or side with dinner.

Summer is salad season am I right?! I mean, I eat salad all year round but in the summer time, I crave salads especially on those nights when it’s too hot to cook.  I combined my two loves of burrata cheese and ripe, sweet stone fruit for this salad that just bursts with flavor! If you were around last summer, you may remember my summer burrata board.

This summer stone fruit and burrata salad will literally transform you to vacationing in the Mediterranean. (Have you heard the term Tomato Girl? This is what they eat in their Tomato Girl Summer). Peppery and nutty arugula is topped with sweet peaches and cherries, silky burrata and rounded out with a beautiful balsamic glaze. Nectarines or plums work great in this salad too!  Eat as is or add some sliced proscuitto for a light lunch or serve with some grilled chicken or fish for a complete meal.

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

Summer Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad

Ingredients:

  • Arugula
  • Peaches (I used 4)
  • 1-2 cups cherries
  • 1 container of burrata, drained.
  • Olive oil (about 4 Tbsp)
  • Salt/pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Balsamic glaze

sliced peaches and cherries on a cutting board, with a plate of arugula and bowl of burrata.

Directions:

1.) Start by slicing the fruit, removing the pits and stems.

2.) In a bowl or on a platter, add a bed of arugula.

3.) Add the sliced fruits on top.

4.) Carefully cut the burrata into chunks and add on top of the salad.

5.) In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt.

6.) Drizzle the olive oil mixture on top.

7.) Top off with a light drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Enjoy!!!

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

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Some of my other favorite salads you may enjoy:

Peach, arugula and goat cheese salad

Not so antipasta salad

Roasted potato salad with arugula

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summer stone fruit and burrata salad - arugula, peaches, cherries and burrata drizzled with balsamic glaze

Summer Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad

Summer stone fruit like peaches and cherries are served over arugula with silky burrata and a balsamic glaze. This summer stone fruit and burrata salad is the perfect appetizer, light lunch or salad for dinner in the warm summer months.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • Arugula
  • 4 Peaches
  • 1-2 cups Cherries
  • 1 container Burrata drained
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Balsamic glaze to taste

Instructions
 

  • Start by slicing the fruit, removing the pits and stems.
  • In a bowl or on a platter, add a bed of arugula.
  • Add the sliced fruits on top.
  • Carefully cut the burrata into chunks and add on top of the salad.
  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt.
  • Drizzle the olive oil mixture on top.
  • Top off with a light drizzle of balsamic glaze.
  • Serve immediately
Keyword healthy, peaches, salad, summer dish

 

36 In food/ Recipes

The Best Deviled Egg Dip

The best deviled egg dip

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This is the greatest appetizer if you love Deviled Eggs.  To me, it’s not a holiday gathering without the deviled eggs. This is the best deviled egg dip you will ever have. It’s a nice healthy option for Easter or those spring or summer bar-b-ques. The best part is it’s way easier to prepare too! Serve with some fresh veggies and crackers.

The best deviled egg dip

This dip is the perfect way to use up those hard boiled eggs after Easter and makes a great light lunch or snack. You can add whatever seasonings you’d like. I chose to do traditional dill and paprika. Everything But The Bagel Seasoning works really well too! This will be a hit at your Easter table or any party you go to!

(And if you’re looking for more recipes for your Easter brunch, check out this delish spring vegetable goat cheese quiche! Click here for the recipe.)

And these adorable Bunny Treat Jars are a cute place setting or little hostess gift for Easter too!

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • paprika (to taste)
  • chopped dill (to taste)

The best deviled egg dip

Directions:

1.) Start by hard boiling a half dozen eggs.

2.) Once boiled, I like to let mine cool in an ice bath which makes for easier peeling.

3.) Peel and chop the hard boiled eggs.

4.) Put in a food processor with all ingredients (except the paprika and dill). If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a hand mixer and mix until creamy.

5.) When ready to serve, spoon into a bowl and top with paprika and chopped dill.

Serve on a platter with fresh veggies and crackers.

The best deviled egg dip

The best deviled egg dip

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For more of my favorite recipes that are sure to be a hit at your next gathering

The best whipped goat cheese board

This summer burrata board

Banana Split Apple Nachos

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The best deviled egg dip

The best deviled egg dip

This is a great healthy, low carb, keto snack. Serve for Easter or for your next picnic or BBQ.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • paprika to taste
  • fresh dill to taste

Instructions
 

  • Start by hard boiling a half dozen eggs.
  • Once boiled, I like to let mine cool in an ice bath which makes for easier peeling.
  • Peel and chop the hard boiled eggs.
  • Put in a food processor with all ingredients (except the paprika and dill). If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a hand mixer and mix until creamy.
  • When ready to serve, spoon into a bowl and top with paprika and chopped dill.
  • Serve on a platter with fresh veggies and crackers.
Keyword dip, easter, healthy, keto, low carb, spring recipes
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Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Crockpot chicken cacciatore

If you’re looking for an easy, warm comfort meal, this is it! I hadn’t made this crockpot chicken cacciatore in a long time and I just made it for dinner the other night and I thought, “Why is this not on the rotation?” Chicken in a delicious rich sauce of tomatoes and peppers is packed with flavor and the perfect dinner the whole family will love! Scroll down for my recipe.

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients:

  • oilve oil
  • 1 pack of boneless chicken thighs (I chose skinless as well but you do you)
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 packet of Italian seasoning
  • fresh Basil, chopped

Directions:

1.) Drizzle some olive oil in the bottom of the crockpot.

2.) Add the chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3.) Add the garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions and pack of Italian dressing seasoning.

4.) Stir combining all ingredients so that it coats the chicken.

5.) Allow to cook on high for 4 hours.

6.) When ready to serve, top with some chopped fresh basil.

This is great served over pasta or with some bread to sop up all the juice. If you’re trying to watch your carbs I love it over cauilflower rice, spaghetti squash or over green beans.

crockpot chicken cacciatore

 

crockpot chicken cacciatore

Crockpot chicken cacciatore

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For more easy recipes check out

Tomato Spinach Tortellini Soup

Easy Caprese Pasta

Sheet pan honey mustard pretzel chicken

Sheet pan gnocchi with sausage and butternut squash

 

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Easy winter salad recipe

Winter salad

This is the best easy winter salad recipe. I am known in the family for making the best salads and it’s a title I take seriously. This one is perfect for Christmas or New Years too. Roasted brussel sprouts add a nice flavor, topped with pomegranate arils that look like little jewels and the cinnamon candied nuts for the perfect sweet crunch! It’s great paired with pork, turkey or a beef.  I’m sharing my recipe below.

Easy Winter Salad Recipe

Easy Winter Salad

Ingredients:

For the salad

  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, sliced
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • dash of cinnamon
  • For the greens I like to use frisee, kale, spring mix, or a half and half blend of spinach and arugula
  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 log goat cheese crumbled

For the dressing

  • 1/2  cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp  honey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • dash of salt to taste

Directions:

1.) Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

2.) On a sheet pan lined with foil, divide the pan in half. On one side toss the brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper. On the other side add the nuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon, coating evenly. Sprinkle the nuts with salt. Bake in the oven until roasted about 15-29 minutes. Be sure to stir the nuts periodically.

3.) While the brussel sprouts and nuts are roasting, in a large salad bowl, add the greens, sliced pears, pomegranate arils goat cheese.

4.) Once the brussel sprouts and nuts are roasted, remove from the oven and add into the salad. Toss evenly.

5.) When ready to serve, prepare the dressing. Add all of the dressing ingredients into a mason jar, top and shake. Then lightly pour over the salad.

Enjoy!!!

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Easy winter salad recipe with brussel sprouts, pears and candied nuts

 

As always I love to see what you create! So if you make this, tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

 

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For more of my favorite salads check out

My Peach Arugula Salad – this is nice in the summer

My Reuben Salad Bowl – perfect if you love a good Reuben Sandwich

 

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