Squash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata

squash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata // a thousand threads
As a little girl, I remember sitting for hours in the grass, making flower crowns from wild daisies, and occasionally from my mother’s nasturtiums… the first time I realized that flowers could be food, it seemed almost too good to be true. Despite a propensity to climb trees and roll around in the dirt, the girly girl inside me knew that something truly special made it possible to put real rose petals on cake.

Flowers are such a simple solution in a time when everything seems complicated… no matter how many obstacles arise – and arise, they do – in our home improvements, the garden continues to grow.

Asbestos tiles? Have some squash. Warped walls? The tomatoes will be ready soon. Still battling bugs? Maybe they like all those vegetables on your counters. Hmm.

squash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata // a thousand threadssquash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata // a thousand threads
We’d meant for this summer to be something of a return to normalcy, to a focus on each other and the little things that make summer so great… but the projects are piled high, and the weekends are filled to the brim. I wonder if we really have it in us to slow down… to sit for hours in the sweet summer air, grass stains on our fingers.

squash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata // a thousand threadssquash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata // a thousand threadssquash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata // a thousand threads
… perhaps we’ll find out when the projects are done. One thing is certain; we’ll surely have a beautiful new place to sit.

Squash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata

Bunch arugula
2 Belgian endives
1 cucumber
1/2 pint blackberries
Burrata cheese
Freshly-picked squash blossoms

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, serve with lemon vinaigrette.

Lemon vinaigrette

3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 tablespoon course-chopped chives
Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients, to taste. Serve on the side or drizzle over salad just before serving.

squash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata // a thousand threadssquash blossom salad with blackberries and burrata // a thousand threads

3 Comments

  1. Posted July 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    A gorgeous meal and an even more beautiful perspective.

  2. Posted August 3, 2015 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    Great recipe! Your photos are always stunning. Great job!

  3. Posted November 23, 2015 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    This look insanely delicious!!! This calls for a trip to the farmers market for some fresh ingredients to make this! yum!

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