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Grilled Nectarine and Chevre Salad with Honey Fig Dressing

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2 -4

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 small nectarines ripe, but still firm
  • 2 oz. chevre cheese goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds or pistachios
  • garnish with blueberries or strawberries if desired

For the Honey Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp fig spread such as Dalmatia, usually found in the cheese section of the grocery store
  • ½ tsp fresh lemon juice
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

For the nectarines

  • Preheat grill or grill-pan to medium high.
  • Slice nectarines in 1/2 inch slices. Brush each slice with olive oil. Grill the nectarines for 2-3 min. per side ( until you can see grill marks). Set aside to cool slightly while you prepare the dressing.

For the dressing

  • In a small microwave safe bowl add fig spread. Microwave for approx 10 seconds until the spread is liquefied. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and lemon juice to the fig mixture. Whisk until completely mixed.

To assemble the salad

  • Create a bed of arugula and spinach mixture on desired number of plates. Top with grilled nectarines, chevre ( cut or spoon into quarter size pieces), almond slices (or pistachios). Drizzle with vinaigrette. Garnish with a few blueberries or strawberry slices if desired.