What a summer it’s been! I can’t believe that my oldest starts kindergarten in just 3 weeks. Like, how is that actually possible?! Part of me feels like the past two months have flown by and part of me feels like it’s been forever.
I was sick for a good portion of the summer and on top of that, our youngest, Jack learned how to crawl out of his crib and has been causing nighttime mayhem! We recently started working with Tina at Sleep Talkers and got our first full night’s sleep last night in MONTHS. I checked my Whoop this morning to find out that I’d gotten a solid TEN hours of sleep. I can’t tell you the last time that happened.
So, even though this summer has had some rough patches, I’m hopeful that we’re finding ourselves in a better groove these last few weeks before school starts.
This past weekend, we had some friends over that we hadn’t seen in a while. Why is it that when you have kids, you can easily go 3+ months without seeing people you love and almost not even realize it?
Anyway, the kids played, we made pizza and this amazing peach and tomato salad and caught up on life. It was so good for the soul and reminded me to really enjoy these moments. To be grateful for such amazing friends, good weather and a chance to meet up and just relax.
Speaking of our dinner though, I have to share this recipe with you guys. Admittedly, it’s nothing ground-breaking, but wow, it’s just so dang good and simple that I can’t not share.
If you’ve got a garden full of tomatoes and some fresh peaches on hand, make sure to save this recipe because you’ll want to make it asap!
Grilled Peach, Tomato & Burrata Salad with Basil & Mint
- 3-4 large slicing tomatoes, or heirloom tomatoes, sliced in 1/4 inch thick slices
- 3 ripe peaches, cut in half, pits removed
- 1 ball of burrata
- 1/8 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1/8 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
- good balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- On a hot grill, brush the flesh side of the peaches with a little olive oil and grill until they are browned, flip and do the same. Set aside.
- On a platter, layer tomato slices on the plate. Cut peach halves into quarters and layer those all around. Next, pull apart your ball of burrata and nestle it in between the peaches.
- Sprinkle with basil, mint and croutons and finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a hefty sprinkle of salt and pepper.
There you have it! So simple, so easy and so delicious. The peaches add such a wonderful sweetness and depth to this summery salad. This would be such an impressive one to bring the next time you go to a friends’ house for dinner and takes only a few minutes to pull together.
This paired so well with our grilled pizza too. We topped ours with tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy Italian sausage, bell peppers and red onions—so delicious. This is my go-to pizza dough recipe for thin, crispy crust that does well on the grill or in the oven. Bonus points if you have an Ooni pizza oven that cooks your pizza to perfection in just a few minutes. We don’t have one, but our friends brought theirs over once and it was pretty incredible. Might be on my Christmas list this next year!
Anyway, I hope your summer has been wonderful! Promise me you’ll make this salad before the peaches and tomatoes are out of season?!