My crowning achievement this week was the salad I created for my lunches. Corn and peaches dominate the farm stands these days and I love them both dearly. I wanted to integrate them both into the same dish. I decided the best way to do that was with a salad that contained both. I mixed fresh corn kernels with peach slices and little heirloom tomatoes. When I first came up with the idea for this salad, I though ham would be the perfect protein to mix in and make it a meal. Then I came across this cheesemaker at the farm market.
This is a very mild fresh goat cheese that mixes perfectly with fruit.
I had some inspiration for the dressing as well. I found this grass-fed yogurt over the weekend.
I added tomatoes to the salad too for some more variety of texture and flavor. These little heirlooms were just gorgeous.
Late Summer Salad
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tsp chopped fresh mint leaves
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tsp mild honey
- 4 peaches, sliced
- Corn kernels cut from two cooked cobs
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes (mixed color heirloom tomatoes look and taste the best)
- 6 oz mild goat cheese, crumbled
In a small bowl whisk together first four ingredients.
Place remaining ingredients in a larger bowl. Gently toss with the dressing. Allow to sit for about an hour so that the flavors can really blend.
What else have I made from the market?
I grilled these pork chops on my new electric grill. I served them with blueberry-balsamic dressing.
I made risotto with fresh sorrel and grilled sausages.
I feel so healthy!
What else did I make this week?
Pork chops from Gaia's Breath Farm topped with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce. That new electric grill is coming in handy.
How about risotto? I tried a new green this week. I chopped up lemony sorrel leaves from Lani's Farm into risotto. I added some grilled sauages, also from Gaia's Breath.