Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 829 : My favorite warm weather salad

Summer certainly came upon us fast and furious here in NYC - the heat and humidity are hitting us with full force and in honor of that I thought I would suggest one of my favorite fabulously bright summer salads to enjoy to help break through the weather!

Simple to prepare and delish, I guarantee it is perfect for days like today!

What goes into it?

Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Grilled Peaches
Pine Nuts
Sea Salt
Crushed red pepper
A few basil leaves

The most time consuming part of assembling the salad is your grilled peaches which are pretty simple -- slice the peaches toss with some EVOO and chives and place on a stovetop grill for a few minutes to get a nice char on either side. While you're cooking your peaches toss together some arugula, pine nuts, and some chopped basil. Top with one ball of fresh burrata. Once the peaches are done spread them around your burrata and drizzle some EVOO and aged balsamic vinegar over the top, finish it off with some sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and a dollop of crushed red pepper for a nice spicy kick.

Enjoy with a glass of crisp mineral forward white wine such a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Here's to summer in the city folks.

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