Taking advantage of fresh produce is what usually drives our cooking menu week to week. With nectarines at their peak not long ago I made a delicious salad with the perfect combination to balance those sweet, soft and buttery nectarines. It doesn’t get easier than four ingredients that make you look like a rockstar chef.
SWEET & SALTY NECTARINE SALAD
- 4 Ripe Nectarines
- 8 Slices Prosciutto
- 8 Ounces Blue Cheese
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Wash, pit and slice nectarines. Arrange one nectarine’s-worth of slices per plate in a pinwheel.
- Tear two slices of prosciutto into 3 pieces each and arrange in small “piles” around each plate.
- Crumble 2 ounces of blue cheese over each plate.
- Drizzle with a quality balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.
I said it was easy! Any ripe stone fruit will work well in this recipe – try it with peaches or plums. I used a blue cheese this time that was little harder than I would recommend, creamier would be better. Want to vary the texture, try a few toasted walnuts or pistachios as a topper. Dig in!