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Peach Burrata Caprese Salad

Peach Burrata Caprese Salad

Peach Burrata Caprese Salad

Busy days call for simple - yet delicious - dinners! This Peach Burrata Caprese Salad is a perfect side dish for dinner. Plus you don’t even have to turn on the oven.

If you haven’t had burrata before, it’s definitely worth a try! Burrata is cheese that has an outer layer of solid mozzarella and the inside the inside is filled with cream. It has a rich creamy flavor and is perfect with a fresh flavors like peach and tomato - or even a traditional caprese salad. Typically burrata is about 2 - 4 oz in size and will serve 2 - 4 people because it is so rich, a little goes a long way. Look for burrata in the cheese section of your grocery store.

This salad is simple to make, you need: fresh peaches, cherry tomatoes or your other favorite type of tomatoes to slice, burrata, fresh basil, and balsamic glaze. Slice the peaches and tomatoes. On a serving plate arrange the peaches and tomatoes around the plate. Top with torn basil leaves and place the burrata in the center. Then before serving, finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Peach Burrata Caprese Salad

Peach Burrata Caprese Salad

Peach Burrata Caprese Salad
Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 fresh peaches
1 cup cherry tomatoes or 1 large tomato
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn or chopped
1 piece of burrata cheese
balsamic glaze

Directions:

1. Slice peaches and tomatoes. Arrange on serving platter.

2. Top with torn basil leaves. Place burrata in center of serving plate. If you are going to wait to serve this, cover and refrigerate until serving.

3. Immediately before serving, finish with drizzle of balsamic glaze.

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The Perfect Summer Salad

This Mango Strawberry Pecan salad is perfect for summer! It is really simple to put together and is delicious.

Mango Strawberry Pecan Salad

Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

2 cups baby spinach, stems removed

1 mango, diced into cubes

1 cup sliced strawberries

1/4 cup feta cheese

1/4 cup pecans

Balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:

In a serving bowl or on a platter start with the greens. Then top with the mango, strawberries, pecans, and feta. 

Serve with balsamic vinaigrette dressing on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 100 calories, 6 grams fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 5 milligrams cholesterol, 470 milligrams sodium, 15 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 9 grams sugar, 2 grams protein

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Simple Summer Tasty & Quick Recipes

When it comes to hot summer nights you're in need of quick and tasty recipes! Here are some of my go-to super simple favorites for summer.

Crispy Parmesan Broccoli

Toss 4 cups broccoli florets with 1/4 cup whole wheat panko brad crumbs, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Roast for 15 - 20 minutes at 425 degrees F. 

Toss 4 cups broccoli florets with 1/4 cup whole wheat panko brad crumbs, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Roast for 15 - 20 minutes at 425 degrees F. 

Roasted Summer Veggies

Slice a zucchini, summer squash, and add 1 cup green beans, 1 cup broccoli florets, 5 cloves of garlic minced, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss together and roast for 25 - 30 minutes at 425 degrees F. 

Slice a zucchini, summer squash, and add 1 cup green beans, 1 cup broccoli florets, 5 cloves of garlic minced, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss together and roast for 25 - 30 minutes at 425 degrees F. 

Garlic Green Beans

Wash and trim green bean. Then place on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder. Roast for 13 - 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. 

Wash and trim green bean. Then place on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder. Roast for 13 - 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. 

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