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Nectarine Salad

This gorgeous nectarine salad has a posh presentation and a complex flavor profile crafted into a super simple homemade vinaigrette.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Nectarine Salad, How To Make Nectarine Salad, Nectarine Salad, Nectarine Salad Recipe, Nectarine Summer Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 245kcal
Author Kathleen


For the vinaigrette

  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice divided
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • to taste salt and pepper

For the salad

  • 1/2 pound salad greens your choice
  • 2/3 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 sliced nectarines
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pistachio
  • fresh raspberries and orange slices


  • For the vinaigrette: In a medium bowl, combine the shallot with the raspberry vinegar, orange zest, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the orange juice, honey and a pinch of salt.
  • Gradually whisk the olive oil into the vinegar mixture.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • In another small bowl, place the sliced nectarines into the remaining orange juice and set aside for a few minutes.
  • For the salad: Just before serving, toss the salad greens lightly with the vinaigrette. Add the nectarine slices, raspberries, pistachios and a sprinkle of goat cheese.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1107IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg