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

Here is a scrumptious and guilt-free summer salad you will want to make over and over again.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 179kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


For the Salad

  • 3 nectarines substitute peaches, or white peaches (or a mix), pitted and cut into wedges
  • 4 ounces baby arugula bag or spring greens, pre-rinsed
  • 4 ounces goat cheese herbed, lavender, or plain
  • 1/4 red onion slices
  • 1 tomato ripe, cut into wedges (optional)

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


  • 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.
  • After the dressing is mixed, toss in the arugula or spring mix, fruit, onions, and tomatoes (if using).
  • Sprinkle in the Maldon salt flakes at the end (if using), and toss again.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7

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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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