When I hit the farmer’s market yesterday, I brought all three of my boys. They were restless and wanted to get the food shopping part over with so they could go to the playground. It was one of the many times I realized, while I absolutely love them all to pieces, I just can’t concentrate on anything with the three of them circling around me! I like to focus when I shop for food, especially at the farmer’s market since I never bring a list. I just walk around and see what foods are freshest and inspire me to make something.
We arrived a little late and there were some limited options. When I stopped at the farm stand I usually grab my spring mix from, he said all he had left was arugula. I love arugula but was a bit disappointed. He then added “would you like me to add some flowers?” Why yes, I would like some pretty flowers! All of the sudden that little bag of arugula looked and felt so special! I also grabbed some heirloom and cherry tomatoes.
I stopped by another farmer’s table and they had one box of fresh organic eggs from their chickens left. I grabbed it as well as some peaches and then stopped by to visit Iron Tomato’s Mozarella table. He told me he only had burrata mozzarella. That decision was easy. Have you ever tried buratta? It’s basically a shell of mozarella wrapped around more scraps of mozzarella mixed with cream. So heavenly!In the end, the kids were happy because I was done quickly and we could get to the playground. I was happy too. I couldn’t wait to play with all of these ingredients. And play I did. I decided to keep things super simple since each of the items was beyond fresh and delicious. I started with the burrata salad in the picture above. This would be such a stunning dish for entertaining, wouldn’t it? I then pan-fried an egg, over easy, and plated it with a portion of the dish above to come up with one amazingly fresh and delicious farmer’s market salad. You should definitely buy these ingredients at your farmer’s market and play around with them in your own way too. Let me know what you come up with!
- Burrata Mozzarella (about 1 lb)
- Arugala, large bunch
- 2 Heirloom tomatoes, sliced (different colors)
- 1 peach, sliced
- 4 slices of prosciutto
- Blaze fig balsamic glaze (available at Amazon if your market doesn't sell it), for drizzling
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- Fresh cracked pepper and sea salt, to taste
- 4 eggs, cooked to your liking (optional)
- Place arugula on the bottom of the plate and burrata in the center on top
- Layer tomato slices and peaches around the burrata
- Place the prociutto on top
- If adding egg, portion out the salad onto four plates and lay the egg on top, adding additional fresh salt and pepper