Nectarine Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

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Eat your fruits and veggies and get a dose of protein with this refreshing summer salad! Nectarines and peaches are in fine form this time of year, and arugula counters their sweetness with a peppery bite. Round out the flavors with goat cheese for a satisfying side salad that will please the crowd at your next backyard BBQ. And with a low-calorie and low-fat dressing, this clean eating salad is guilt-free!


Nectarine Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Nectarine Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe | Calories: 179 | Total Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 15 mg | Sodium: 224 mg | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 9 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


    For the salad:
  • 3 Nectarines, Peaches, or White Peaches (or a mix), pitted and cut into wedges
  • 1 (4 ounce) bag baby arugula or spring greens, pre-rinsed
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, herbed, lavender, or plain
  • 1/4 cup red onion slices
  • 1 fresh, ripe tomato (optional), cut into wedges
    For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar or champagne vinegar (regular balsamic can be used as an alternative)
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon table or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Maldon Sea Salt flakes


  1. In the bottom of a large salad bowl add the vinegar, salt, sweetener, and mustard. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking all the while.
  2. After dressing is mixed, toss in the arugula or spring mix, fruit, onions, and tomatoes (if using).
  3. Sprinkle in the Maldon salt flakes at the end (if using), and toss again.

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One Comment on "Nectarine Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese"

  1. Courtney @ TGC  July 24, 2014

    Yum! I absolutely love adding fruit to my salads in the summer. The nectarines on this salad look perfect!


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