Zucchini Burrata Spring Salad With Pesto And Postcards From The Visual Gathering Workshop

by | Sep 8, 2015 | 11 comments

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Last Friday I hosted and taught the Visual Art Of Gathering Food & People Workshop at the Cook Republic Headquarters with Emma Duckworth. It was a creative day brimming with styling layer cakes, floral crowns, abundant cheeseboards, lush tablescapes, dessert vignettes, spring salads, food and people photography. Emma worked her styling magic on the cheese boards and the cake tables, she also taught us how to make floral crowns, we chatted about composition, light, framing techniques, camera manual settings, focus, white balance, colour palettes, visual story telling, directing people and food and all things photography. Sally created the stunning cakes and desserts for the workshop and I cooked two of my favourite sharing salads – A Taco Bowl Salad With Roast Corn, Smoky Chicken, Lime & Beans and a visually gorgeous Zucchini Burrata Spring Salad With Pesto. A big shout out to our generous sponsors for the day that filled up our goodie bags with their gorgeous objects – Loving Earth with their delicious raw choccies, In All Things Beautiful with their Organic Sweet Dukkah, Exchange Store Nundle with their Typography Tea Towels, The Black Hen with their pretty floral French Bowls and T2 with tea. All the florals and veggies for the day’s photography and styling sessions were provided by the amazing Little Grocery Service which home delivers bespoke grocery/floral boxes in Sydney.

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Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic / photo, Sneh Roy

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic / photo, Sneh Roy

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic / photo, Sneh Roy

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic/ photo, Sneh Roy

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic/ photo, Sneh Roy

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Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Visual Gathering Food And People Photography Workshop - Cook Republic

Zucchini Burrata Spring Salad With Green Pesto - Cook Republic

 

ZUCCHINI BURRATA SPRING SALAD WITH PESTO

A large jar of classic homemade pesto made extra green with pistachios and kale renders this beautiful salad of fresh Spring market produce into a feast for the senses. Topped with a hand knotted Burrata cheese that creates a creamy dressing when cut through, this salad is super easy to put together and an utterly delicious use of the spiralizer.
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Course // Brunch, Salad
Cuisine // Gluten Free, Raw, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 8 large zucchinis, spiralized or julienned into noodles
  • 250 g mixed cherry, baby roma and grape tomatoes
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves
  • 2 large handful of mixed salad leaves, rocket, endive, beetroot
  • 3 hand knotted burrata cheese
  • zest of 2 lemons, to serve

for the green pesto

  • 3 large bunch basil, leaves picked
  • 1 large kale leaf, trimmed
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup 50g grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup 30g pistachios
  • 1/2 cup 60ml extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients for the pesto in the bowl of a small food processor and process briefly until coarsely chopped. Scoop and store in a glass jar in the fridge until ready to use. I like to top my pesto filled glass jar with a bit of extra olive oil so the pesto layer on top doesn't go dark.
  • Place zucchini, tomatoes, spinach and salad leaves in a very large bowl. Add all of the pesto and gently toss to mix evenly. Serve on two platters topped with Burrata cheese and lemon zest.
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COMMENTS

11 Comments
  1. Sally

    Oh Sneh the joy in these images! Perfection.

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  2. Rosa

    A fabulous table, great food and good company! That salad must taste amazing. Wonderful pictures.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Kath

    Oh it looks like it was a lovely day, those cakes look utterly amazing! Sorry to have missed it!

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  4. erin

    Absolutely stunning pics, Sneh! As always!

    I feel like I was there xxx

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  5. Sandrine

    Hi Sneh, your photos are really nice. I had such a lovely day and really enjoy reading your cookbook. Thanks again and well done. See you again this Friday!
    Sandrine x

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  6. Eyecandypopper

    Oh my goodness! Those pictures are so beautiful! Amazing! I wish I was living in Australia to go to your next workshop

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  7. Kimberly/TheLittlePlantation

    I heard about this workshop via Jo (from Luminous Kitchen). Been gushing over her pictures of the day on the blog and thought I’d pop by and increase my sense of envy by looking at yours too. So, so, so gorgeous. Thanks for all the visual inspiration. Any chance you’d ever come to the UK and run a workshop like this?

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  8. Ruby

    This looks like such a magical gathering. I don’t like zucchini but I want to eat all of that!!

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  9. Claudia | The Brick Kitchen

    Beautiful. This whole day looks amazing – the cakes, the salads, the flower wreaths, the styling – so much creativity and love going on! <3

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  10. Sal | The Fit Foodie

    Absolutely beautiful pics, as always Sneh! Excited to catch up with Emma this weekend to hear all about it.
    Must book in for another workshop. S xx

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