Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Meals Made Easy: Farm Stand Salad

jules-salad-thumb.JPGOne great thing about summer? Salad. And it doesn't need to be boring salad. Today, Jules (also of In The Kitchen Catering & Food Delivery) shares the next installment in our Meals Made Easy series. Enjoy this unique farm stand salad (and be sure to try these zucchini, ricotta & tomato frittata, roasted shrimp with veggies, balsamic orange chicken, and coconut lime cod recipes too!):
 

Farm Stand Salad

This salad is all about enjoying the sublime simplicity of summer flavors at their best. Freshness and quality of ingredients is key here; if you can pick ingredients up at the farmer's market, great, but just do the best you can! This recipe serves 4 as a side, but if you'd like to bump it up to a main dish, add blackened shrimp (or chicken) and crostini.

  • 3 nectarines, pitted and sliced thinly
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil, torn (use more if you like- I use a lot more!)
  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups mozzarella, torn
  • 3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • Drizzle of very good quality extra virgin olive oil

     

    Prepare all ingredients and toss gently in a bowl, taking care not to bruise or break down the nectarines and tomatoes. Season to taste. Serve immediately.

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    Image credit: Jules Rosenthal


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