06.30.15

GRILLED FARMERS MARKET SALAD

This simple salad was inspired by one of my farmers market trips. Stone fruits are in their peak season so we have to utilize them! Let us know if you have any great ideas or interesting takes on your own salads. We always love trying new combinations!

makes 3 -4 servings

Ingredients:
• a head of butter lettuce
• romaine lettuce
• 3 nectarines sliced
• 2 red plums sliced
• half a cup pitted cherries
• 1 lemon juiced
• 1 cup pan charred corn
• fennel
• 4 tablespoons olive oil
• salt and pepper to taste
• grilled chicken (optional)

Grilled farmers market salad: Start by slicing the cherries in half and removing the pits, set aside. Slice the 3 nectarines, 2 red plums, brush with olive oil and place on a non stick panini press (an outdoor grill would be ideal but if that is not an option a panini press does the trick). Grill for about 45 seconds on the high heat setting. On a medium size pan heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium/high heat. Once the pan is hot, throw the corn on and cook for 3-5 minutes, occasionally stirring until corn has a lightly roasted texture, set aside. Remove the bulb of the fennel from the stems and thinly chop the fennel into slices, squeeze half of a lemon on top, season with salt and pepper and set aside. Mix the stone-fruit, roasted corn, fennel and lettuce.

Salad dressings can hide a lot of calories so we decided to make our own. By roasting and grilling our ingredients, it brought out all their great flavors, so we wanted a simple dressing to tie them all together. In a small bowl add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Juice 1/2 lemon and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

We also added 1 sliced grilled chicken breast to the salad for added protein but it’s also great without chicken and can be served to your vegan/vegetarian friends!

photos and styling by: ivan solis 

7 COMMENTS

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    I love this salad with or without the chicken it still looks divine!

    Ana says:

    I’ll be honest — The photography for this post is great because it actually makes a salad look good! Normally I prefer burgers, ha. 🙂

    Elle says:

    i love peaches in salad! throw a little goat cheese and balsamic in there and girlie, I am so on board! this looks amazing!
    -elle
    gypsiblog.com

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    Kait says:

    Ughhhh I want this in my belly right now. Nectarines are one of my favourite fruits!

    run 3 says:

    Love it, it’s definitely important to know how to do this properly and efficiently, clients LOVE these.

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