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Blueberry Peach Burrata Salad

This blueberry peach burrata farro salad screams summer! The juicy-bold flavors of fresh blueberries and peaches come together with burrata cheese, chopped almonds, cooked farro, fresh greens and balsamic vinaigrette for a balanced bowl you’ll want to enjoy all summer long.

One thing I look forward to every weekend are trips to our local farmers market here in Chicago! Since moving to this part of town last year, we are super close to the West Loop Green City Market and spend our Saturday mornings in the summer and fall checking out all they have to offer. Not to mention the fact that Pumpkin (our dog) loves running into his other Cavalier friends at the market too!

I love supporting local midwest farmers and chatting with them about their food. They light up when asked how they recommend cooking something or what to pair it with and every week I feel like I learn something new about what’s in season or even a new variety of a vegetable I’ve never seen before. Follow along on Instagram to see what I pick up every week!

And if you have the chance to visit a farmers market this summer, I highly recommend it! I think it really connects you to your food in a new way and is a fun way to jazz things up in the kitchen. Pick out a fruit or vegetable you’ve never had before and cook with it. It’s an easy way to infuse your palate with seasonal produce (and more nutrition!) and maybe even discover your new favorite fruit or vegetable you really like.

Seasonal Blueberry Peach Salad

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been seeing beautiful blueberries and peaches all over the market which inspired this summer salad! Fresh blueberries and peaches complement each other SO well. Paired with creamy burrata, crunchy almonds, farro, fresh basil, and balsamic glaze for a flavor combination that I seriously cannot get enough of!

Farro is a hearty grain with a chewy, nutty texture. It’s one of my favorite ancient grains to use in a grain bowl or salads like this because it helps to make it more filling and the texture works really well with a variety of flavors. Farro is not gluten free so feel free to substitute it for an ancient grain like quinoa if you want to make this salad gluten free.

It would also be great topped with chicken or salmon, and is definitely one you can make in advance for weekday lunches. Just leave off the dressing and perhaps peaches and basil until you’re ready to eat!

Don’t let peak blueberry and peach season pass you by this summer without making this blueberry peach burrata farro salad! And bonus points if you pick up fresh blueberries and peaches from your local farmers market!

summer salad with blueberries, peaches, burrata, farro, almonds and balsamic vinaigrette

Ingredients for blueberry peach burrata farro salad

  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh peaches
  • two types of salad greens ( I recommend arugula & leaf or butterhead lettuce) — mixing two types of lettuce together for any salad gives it a lot more “lift” and makes it more enjoyable to eat in my opinion!
  • burrata cheese
  • almonds
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • balsamic glaze – balsamic glaze is thicker and has a more concentrated flavor compared to balsamic vinegar
  • farro – I like the quick cooking farro from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods
  • fresh basil – topping salads with fresh herbs seriously takes them up a notch and makes you feel like you’re eating a salad from a restaurant!

equipment / utensils

  • salad bowls
  • saucepan
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Blueberry Peach Burrata Farro Salad

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Enjoy the fresh flavors of summer with this blueberry, peach and burrata farro salad! It's sure to be your new favorite summer salad combination.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 2 salads

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup uncooked farro
  • 4 cups salad greens washed and dried
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries washed
  • 2 fresh peaches washed and sliced
  • 1/2 burrata cheese cut into smaller pieces
  • 1/4 cup almonds roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic glaze
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Prepare farro in a small saucepan according to package directions. Let cool.
  • While the farro is cooking wash and prep the salad greens, blueberries and peaches. Slice burrata and roughly chop the almonds.
  •  Divide greens between 2 salad bowls. Top with cooled farro, blueberries, burrata, almonds and peach slices. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic glaze evenly between the two salads. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

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Summer Zoodle Avocado and Peach Salad

This summer zoodle, avocado and peach salad is bursting with flavor from in season produce and packed with nutrition in every bite! It’s summer in a bowl!

Some of the best (in my opinion!) veggies are at their peak of freshness this time of year, and what better way to enjoy them than to throw them all together a salad as delicious as it is beautiful!

Take advantage of summer produce by making this summer zoodle, avocado, and peach salad! Zucchini is in season in the summer and so are peppers, peaches, berries, tomatoes and more! Check out the full list here and stop by your local farmers’ market to score some locally grown produce.

To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of fruit in salads, but juicy, ripe peaches add a sweetness to this salad that perfectly compliments the different veggies.

Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies and goes great with all things pumpkin as evidenced by my recipe for pumpkin zucchini bread and this one for paleo pumpkin zucchini banana bars!

The Perfect Summer Salad Dressing

I find this salad tastes great simply with olive oil and vinegar, however if you are looking for something a little more exciting, here are a few of my favorite dressings:

Summer Salad Wine Pairing

This salad is the perfect for bringing to a summer get together, because there’s something in it that everyone can like. Pick up a bottle of a dry white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc. My favorite is this one from Francis Coppola!

healthy summer zoodle peach salad

Summer Zoodle, Avocado, & Peach Salad

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Packed with nearly every veggie thats in season in the summer, this salad is nutritious, delicious and a beautiful dish to bring to any summer get together! 
Servings 3 -4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups greens I like combining two like butter lettuce + arugula or baby kale + mixed greens
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini spiralized ( I have this sprilizer and it works great)!
  • 1 ripe peach sliced
  • 1-2 ears of corn grilled and cut off the cobb
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese optional
  • 3 basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Prepare lettuce in a large bowl. Spiralize the zucchini and mix into lettuce.
  • Wash and slice tomatoes, avocado, peach. Add to salad, along with the corn.
  • Top with feta cheese and basil leaves.**

Notes

** Grilled chicken, salmon or skirt steak would be great on top! To keep it vegetarian but add a little heartiness add 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, farro, or brown rice. 

Hungry for more? Be sure to check out my guide to smart eating for summer and my favorite healthy travel hacks and snacks!

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