July 31, 2017

Backyard Garden Salad with Burrata




Ingredients:
2 zucchini, spiralized into ribbons*
1 "baby" cucumber, spiralized into thin "noodles"
4 red radish, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Black Krim tomatoes from my garden)
2 balls burrata
1 spring onion bulb, cut into half moons
Himalayan sea salt (or regular)
balsamic vinegar
extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
Arrange the zucchini, cucumber, tomato, radish and onion on two plates. Top each with burrata. Slice the burrata through the middle but not cutting all the way through. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil to taste. Serve immediately.
My thoughts:
Are you ready for another salad? This one is super simple and is made using only ingredients that should be readily available in your garden (or farmers market) right now. I have lived in my house since 2005 (one year after I started this blog almost to the day!) and never have I had success with tomatoes. We have tons of fruit (blackberries, red and gold raspberries, figs, plums, beach plums, apples, pawpaws, and serviceberries-check out my #baltimorebackyard on Instagram for pictures) but gave up on vegetables after one year we planted 10 varieties of tomatoes and didn't get one. Our yard it pretty shady, so I think that probably is the issue. Anyway, we went to the Annapolis garden sale back in May at the William Paca House (totally worth the drive if you are local) and on impulse picked up two plants. We picked a tiny, sunny spot near the steps and they have thrived! The plants are taller than I am. So far, I have only had 2 ripe, these Black Krim (this explains why they are purple-y and not red in the picture) so I had to make a quick salad! I've been wanting to try out my new spiralizer so I used that but you could just thinly slice all of the vegetables yourself or use a mandoline. I hope you enjoy this salad as much as we did! I served it with steak and a grilled baked potato.


*I used one I bought at Aldi, it is nearly identical to this one (if not actually identical).


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