A simple stone fruit caprese

A simple stone fruit caprese :: Sonja Dahlgren/Dagmar's Kitchen

I’ve felt a lack of words lately. And combined with lack of time, it as led to very little posting here on the blog over the past months. I also feel that with Instagram taking over the casual, simple, everyday posting that I used to do more of, I really miss spending time here on the blog.

That said, I have been using my iPhone camera more and more. It is light and always in my handbag or pocket. And Instagram has definitely become my most active social media lately, snapping photos of this and that from my work and everyday life. Using my iPhone.

But I miss posting “real” photos. Also, I never think of sharing recipes like these here on the blog because they are so simple. But simple is good.

So today I thought I’d just share this very simple and fast, but oh-so-delicious recipe with you.

Summer plated.

And we need that here in Sweden (at least on the west coast) since we’ve experienced the coldest, windiest month of May we can remember. But we keep on hoping for warmer weather to come. And while waiting – and with the stone fruit from Mediterranean countries making an appearance at the market – it’s a good idea to brighten up your day with this salad.

A simple stone fruit caprese

serves 2

2 peaches, nectarines or apricots
handful of cherries
1 mozzarella cheese, about 100 g (or use Burrata if you’re lucky enough to find that)
handful of basil leaves, torn
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
fleur de sel + black pepper

1) Halve and pit the stone fruits of your choice and cut the larger ones into wedges. Tear the mozzarella roughly into pieces.
2) Get a bowl or a platter and layer stone fruit and mozzarella with torn basil leaves, sprinkling with balsamic and olive oil as you go. Finish with a pinch of fleur de sel and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.

Stone fruits :: Sonja Dahlgren/Dagmar's Kitchen

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Kristin | Tasty Joy - June 2, 2015 - 3:58 pm

This looks lovely. I like how you kept the traditional mozzarella and basil. Will definitely try this! And it looks like we didn’t leave the wind and rain behind in May by the looks of it outside today :-)

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - June 2, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Kristin – thank you! Yes, sadly this June didn’t begin in a very summery manner… :-( But lets hope it changes soon!

Lili - June 2, 2015 - 4:28 pm

I love these kind of simple but oh so delicious recipes, what a gorgeous salad! And I must admit as much as I love instagram and spend way too much time there, nothing can beat blog posts and “real” photos! :-)

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - June 2, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Lili – I feel the exact same way :-)

Agnes {Cashew Kitchen} - June 2, 2015 - 7:48 pm

Åh tänkte på något liknande idag faktiskt! Var sugen på exakt detta <3 Ser supergott ut, och bilden på körsbären och pesikorna i skålen är döfin ju!

Och ang att avsätta några dagar till inspiration: guu vilken bra grej! Det skulle jag också behöva. Kan tänka mig att det är ett bra läge att stanna upp och känna efter och ladda om också. Utvärdera tiden som har varit, samtidigt som en browsar efter ny inspiration och skriver ner nya idéer :) Ska ta till mig det tipset!


Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen - June 3, 2015 - 9:50 am

Just bring on all those simple yet tasty recipes! They’re full of flavor and inspiration, just like this gorgeous stone fruit caprese.

We’re waiting for warm summer days as well…the weather forecast doesn’t look that good though.


Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - June 5, 2015 - 9:17 am

Agnes – Tack :) Ja, det är nästan ett måste ibland att stanna upp från sitt jobb och avsätta tid för utvärdering och inspiration. Kolla vad andra gör. Inspireras. Kika på – och kommentera bloggar (usch vad jag varit dålig på det på sistone…) mm. Ha en go’ helg! Kram

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - June 5, 2015 - 9:21 am

Sini – I know. Oh how we yearn for warm weather and sunshine ;-) Yes, I’ve always loved simple recipes, because that’s the ones you actually get to try. Sometimes it’s just one tiny addition to a salad that you’ve never thought of before, or a new spice to try. Oh, and I noticed you are back into blogging! Just haven’t gotten to read your latest post – but I will now! xx

Kelly @ Inspired Edibles - June 22, 2015 - 12:59 am

Simple is indeed good. Sometimes I think we feel things need to be complicated in order to be worthy but I’m not sure it works that way. Love the idea of using stone fruit in this spring caprese – basil and fruit is a delightful pairing (I often use it in fruit salad and smoothies) and what a dreamy bowl of fruit. I will have to look you up on IG :) (I have just recently started posting there).

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