Nectarine Arugula Salad Recipe
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Nectarine Arugula Salad Recipe

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Here's a summer salad that brightens any supper. The homemade dressing with a hint of berries is perfect with arugula, nectarines and blue cheese. —Christine Laba, Arlington, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 4 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 3 medium nectarines, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 101 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Nectarine Arugula Salad in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p50

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Tristym68 User ID: 7953067 230498
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"Loved this recipe ! I used pecan because that is what I had and also substituted blueberry vinegar for raspberry . Family loved all of the flavors . This is wonderful on a hot summer day !"

jp9775 User ID: 4112478 58210
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"I LOVED this salad! What a great mix of flavors. I used goat cheese rather than blue because I'm not a fan of blue cheese, but other than that, I stuck to the recipe. I just finished off what was left over from last night and it was still great even after sitting overnight. This is going in the book of favorites."

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