Grilled Nectarine Salad

This grilled nectarine salad combines two of my favorite summer things – salads and grilling! Sweet nectarines lightly grilled and tossed into a bed of arugula, ricotta salata and drizzled with a light honey balsamic dressing. You’ll love how much flavor is packed into this beauty!

This grilled nectarine salad combines two of my favorite summer things - salads and grilling! Sweet nectarines lightly grilled and tossed into a bed of arugula, ricotta salata and drizzled with a light honey balsamic dressing. You'll love how much flavor is packed into this beauty!

This post is sponsored by Truvia. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

Salad and summertime just seem to go hand in hand. I know part of it is because it’s hot and eating sometimes feels like a massive chore. I’m not even kidding. If I had my way I would probably just eat popsicles all day errrryday in summer. I’m such a failure at adulting. However, I am always willing to eat a salad because everything is just so fresh in the summer. Seriously, I can head to the farmers market and have salad ingredients in 2.2 seconds.

This salad was born from my farmers market purchase because not only did my farm stand have fresh nectarines but they had cheese too! It was like a dream come true. This recipe is meat free BUT grilled chicken or shrimp would be a great protein choice. 

 

This grilled nectarine salad combines two of my favorite summer things - salads and grilling! Sweet nectarines lightly grilled and tossed into a bed of arugula, ricotta salata and drizzled with a light honey balsamic dressing. You'll love how much flavor is packed into this beauty!

Also, grilled fruit is where it’s at! I’ve been obsessed all summer long and grill just about any fruit I can get my hands on. Well, except bananas. That could be weird. BUT grilled nectarines are a 100% win. Make sure to get the grill really hot so when you throw on the sliced fruit it sears quickly so you get smokey grill marks but the fruit still says firm. You don’t want mealy fruit – no bueno.

This grilled nectarine salad combines two of my favorite summer things - salads and grilling! Sweet nectarines lightly grilled and tossed into a bed of arugula, ricotta salata and drizzled with a light honey balsamic dressing. You'll love how much flavor is packed into this beauty!

Oh and that delicious dressing? It’s light and right for summer! I used my new Truvia favorite – Truvia Nectar. I know, I’m obsessed. I used it last month in my beet gazpacho and here I am using it again in this delicious dressing. It adds all the flavor of honey with 50% fewer calories than normal sugar.

This grilled nectarine salad combines two of my favorite summer things - salads and grilling! Sweet nectarines lightly grilled and tossed into a bed of arugula, ricotta salata and drizzled with a light honey balsamic dressing. You'll love how much flavor is packed into this beauty!

So, bust out your grill and get to grilling some nectarines! They are not only a delicious snack but pretty amazing in this salad!

{Looking for more summer salads? Try my Greek yogurt cucumber salad, fig goat cheese salad with fig vinaigrette, peach feta salad with peach vinaigrette, strawberry goat cheese quinoa salad, burrata Caprese salad or my black and blue salad with crispy ham.}

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Grilled Nectarine Salad

This grilled nectarine salad combines two of my favorite summer things - salads and grilling! Sweet nectarines lightly grilled and tossed into a bed of arugula, ricotta salata and drizzled with a light honey balsamic dressing. You'll love how much flavor is packed into this beauty!

Yield: 1-2 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For nectarines:

  • 2 nectarines, 1 inch wide slices
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

For salad:

  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • grilled nectarines
  • 1/2 cup ricotta salata

For vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Truvia Nectar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

For nectarines:
Lightly glaze each slice of nectarine with olive oil, season with kosher salt and pepper and grill quickly on a hot grill. Set aside.

For salad:
Add all ingredients to a large salad bowl, drizzle with desired amount of vinaigrette and toss to combine.

For vinaigrette:
Whisk together vinegar, Truvia nectar and dijon mustard. While whisking slowly drizzle in olive oil until combined. Season with kosher salt and pepper.

17 Responses to “Grilled Nectarine Salad”

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    Tori//Gringalicious — August 18, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Ah, yeah!!! This salad is screaming my name with it’s perfect flavors and bright colors!

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — August 18, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Grilling peaches or nectarines has been on my list of things to do for a long time and I still haven’t gotten around to it. You’ve inspired me! This salad is exactly the kind of meal I could eat all summer long!

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit — August 18, 2016 at 11:13 am

    This salad look amazing! Great for the Summer!

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    http://diethood.com — August 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I absolutely love this dish! It looks and sounds amaaaazing! I can’t wait to give it a try!!

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    Julia — August 18, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I could seriously eat this salad every day – it looks soooo fresh and tasty! Loving the grilled nectarines + ricotta, and that salad dressing is perfection. Definitely an awesome go-to summer salad 😀

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — August 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I feel I did not have a lot of salads this summer, but then again, none looked as appetizing as this one! Need this in my life!

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    Dee — August 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

    It’s still hot here, so I can’t wait to try this!

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — August 19, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I could live off salads like this in the summer!! So beautiful, and there’s nothing better than the sweet/salty combo!

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — August 19, 2016 at 11:58 am

    It’s amazing how you can make such a simple salad look so beautiful, Brandy! Want!

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    The Food Hunter — August 19, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I love adding fresh fruit to delicious salads like this one

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    Joanie @ ZagLeft — August 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I could eat this salad every day – I love the nectarines!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — August 20, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I crave salads all the time in summer! Yum.

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — August 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    If I make this delicious salad every day, can we stretch out summer just a bit longer?

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Literally the perfect salad! I mean I love fall and all but I’m not ready to give up summer salads or nectarines!

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    Miranda — August 23, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Grilled fruit sounds so great on a salad! I never would have thought to use a nectarine!

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    Maria — August 25, 2016 at 10:01 am

    This salad is perfection! Love it!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I’ve never tried grilled fruit! It’s ridiculous. After seeing this, I’d really like to try. I was kind of hesitant before!

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