Sunday, June 26, 2011

two salads four ingredients

Ok so there are a few more than 2 ingredients per salad, but the idea is there. In the summer when produce is at its peak around here and the farmers market is bustling, it couldn't be easier to make great simple salads. With the addition of some bread (one even has it in it) you have a light lunch or simple addition to dinner.

Arugula is by far one of our families favorite greens. It's great both fresh or cooked. Here I serve it on some toasted bread for a great quick salad.

Toss the arugula with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and season with salt and fresh pepper. Place on top of toast (rub with garlic for an extra kick) and drizzle reduced balsamic over top.


This second salad uses one of our favorite cheese, burrata, think fresh mozzarella with a creamy center. This is served with roasted beets, topped with oil and a splash of balsamic, seasoned with salt and pepper.


The great thing about these salads is that you can easily mix and match... arugula and beets, burrata and bread, all four together. Easy quick and always delicious.

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