Bing Cherries, Basil and Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Fresh Blueberry Dressing


Sweet cherries are just coming into season. I thought it might be fun to try them out in a salad, and I love it!~Amy

Bing Cherries, Basil and Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Fresh Blueberry Dressing

Salad:
Mixed baby greens
Bing cherries, pitted and halved
2-4 fresh basil leaves, torn
Goat cheese, crumbled
Candied pecans
Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper

Place greens and basil in a large serving bowl. Top with goat cheese, cherries and pecans. Season with a little salt and pepper and serve with Blueberry Dressing.

Creamy Blueberry Dressing

1/2 cup sour cream
Juice of 1 lime
4 tbsp fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tbsp sugar

Place all ingredients in blender or small food processor and blend until smooth.

Makes about 1 cup

Recipes by Amy Richardson

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Summer Fresh Tomato Basil Caprese Pasta Salad



On summer nights our family likes to have late night dinners outside in the patio. We light the candles and turn on the party lights and talk about our day. One of our favorite dinners is to have a platter of build your own caprese sandwiches. With a little variation, fresh tomatoes and basil from your garden, mozzarella, and fresh cooked pasta, you have the makings for your own magical summer night. ~Amy

Summer Fresh Tomato Basil Caprese Pasta Salad

1 lb pasta, cooked
Grape tomatoes halved
Basil leaves, torn
Small, fresh mozzarella
Olive oil
Balsamic reduction
Sea Salt
Black Pepper

Place pasta in a large dish.
Cover in layers starting with basil leaves, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze. Season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.

Serves 4-6

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Fresh Berries, Goat Cheese, and Candied Pecans, with Baby Greens and Lime Poppyseed Dressing



Spring has sprung, the berries are in, salads are where the summer begins! A simple spring salad for everyone! ~ Amy

Fresh Berries, Goat Cheese, and Candied Pecans, with Baby Greens and Lime Poppyseed Dressing

Salad:
Mixed baby greens
Fresh strawberries, sliced
Fresh blueberries
Goat cheese, crumbled
Candied pecans

Creamy Lime Poppyseed Dressing

1/2 cup sour cream
3 tbsp sugar
Juice of 1-2 limes
Zest from 1 lime
1/2 tsp poppy seeds

Whisk together sugar and sour cream. Add juice. Stir in zest and poppy seeds. Chill until ready to serve.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

Spicy Lime, Cucumber, and Strawberry Salad


Give your strawberries a kick with fresh lime and chili! Paired with cucumbers, this fresh salad might be your next addiction! ~Amy

Spicy Lime, Cucumber, and Strawberry Salad

Strawberries, sliced
Cucumbers, diced
Fresh limes cut into wedges
Tajin Classico Seasoning

Layer together, strawberries and cucumbers. To serve, squeeze fresh lime over the top of salad mixture and sprinkle desired amount of Tajin over the top.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Fresh Lime and Tajin, Watermelon, Pineapple, and Cucumber Salad


 

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Here comes the sun!! With summer heat on the way, keep cool with my favorite summer salad. So simple, but so good! Happy Summer! ~Amy

Fresh Lime and Tajin, Watermelon, Pineapple, and Cucumber Salad

4 cups watermelon pieces
2 cups fresh pineapple pieces
2 English cucumber, peeled and cut into pieces
2 limes, cut into 8 wedges
Tajin spice

In a large serving bowl, layer or mix fruit and cucumber together. Chill until ready to serve.

Serve with fresh lime wedges and spice on the side. Individuals can season with fresh lime and spice to taste.

Makes 8 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Avocado, Arugula, and Orange Olive Oil Pizzette


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One of my favorite easy meals is avocados on toast, with a little fresh cracked pepper and sea salt. I thought it might be fun to try it as a pizza, with a little orange olive oil drizzle and fresh arugula. Give it a try, and it might be your next favorite too! ~Amy

Avocado, Arugula, and Orange Olive Oil Pizzette

Pizza dough for 1 large pizza
2-3 avocados, thinly sliced
Fresh arugula
Scaibica’s Orange Infused Olive Oil
Pistachios, dry roasted and salted, coarsely chopped

Olive oil
Fresh cracked pepper
Sea Salt

Heat oven to 475 degrees

On a lightly floured board roll dough to desired thickness. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Slide dough onto baking steel, baking stone or lightly oiled baking sheet and bake until golden brown.

Top crust with sliced avocado, top with arugula, and chopped pistachios, drizzle with orange infused oil, fresh cracked pepper and sea salt to taste.
Serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Fresh Greens, Goat Cheese and Strawberry Balsamic Pizzette


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Fresh and delicious! Perfect for a luncheon or pizza party for the girls!~Amy

Fresh Greens, Goat Cheese and Strawberry Pizzette

Pizza dough for 1 large pizza
Goat cheese, crumbled
Micro greens
Strawberries, sliced
Candied pecans, chopped
Balsamic reduction

Olive Oil
Fresh cracked pepper
Sea Salt

Heat oven to 475 degrees

On a lightly floured board roll dough to desired thickness. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Slide dough onto baking steel, baking stone or lightly oiled baking sheet and bake until it starts to brown. Sprinkle with goat cheese and bake until golden brown.

Remove from oven and drizzle crust lightly with balsamic reduction, top with micro greens, sliced strawberries and sprinkle with pecans. Serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson