My first post of the year. Yes, I’m extremely behind! Chris and I were away for our anniversary and when we got back from our mini-trip, there was so much to do around the house that blogging took a backseat again. Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Can you believe we’re in 2014?! It’ll take some time before I get used to writing 2014 on my checks and signed documents.
For a really long time, I always thought salads consisted of some sort of leafy vegetables. I recently discovered that it can be whatever vegetable your heart desires. This is why I’m posting more salad recipes than before. I love tomatoes. I can eat them in just about anything. I came across this recipe and thought tomatoes and avocados sound like a really tasty combination for a salad.
It has been extremely hot in my house lately so I’ve been reluctant to turn anything on in the kitchen. I generally don’t care for salads because it leaves me hungry most of the time. But because of the weather, I made an exception. I paired this salad with a slice of Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake (recipe to come soon) and it was the perfect light meal for us. The cucumber and tomatoes combined tasted so refreshing that I’m beginning to have second thoughts about salads. Have stellar Tuesday!
Today is National Zucchini Day! And in celebration of it, I decided to make a simple zucchini salad. I remember a few years back, I went to a restaurant in Napa Valley where they served a delicious zucchini ribbon salad. This is my re-creation of it at home. Are you eating zucchini today?
I first had this salad when Chris and I visited this local Italian eatery near our home. We shared a burrata salad (I didn’t know what burrata was at the time) and it was simple and so delicious. It was a mixture of iceberg lettuce, baby arugula, tomatoes and chunks of burrata. Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled on top to finish it off. This salad made an impression on me that I’ve been wanting to make it at home (I think it was really the burrata). I didn’t care for the iceberg lettuce so I left it out. If you can’t find burrata, buffalo mozzarella is a good substitution. Enjoy!