Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nectarine & Goat Cheese Salad


Fruit on a salad? Yes, I went there....well, more specifically, SweetGreen went there last month with their June salad of spinach, peaches, goat cheese, almonds, and basil. This salad cost me $7.95+tax in the store, which for DC, is not a bad price.

In my CSA box last week I had nectarines, which are not my favorite fruit to eat. I could tell this week that the fruit was almost ready to throw out (and I hate throwing away food!) so I racked my brain for what I could make. That's when I remembered the awesome salad from SweetGreen and voila! Dinner!

Ingredients (my version):
1 nectarine
5 leafs of romaine lettuce, chopped
handful of sliced almonds
1-2 T goat cheese, crumbled
1 T basil, chopped (optional)

Drizzle with your fav dressing (I like a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, salt & pepper) and your done!

So how much does my salad cost? Well, if you take into consideration that I buy a heads of romaine for my green juice,  left over goat cheese from my sandwich, nectarine from my CSA box, and almonds that I just keep in my fridge...then free, right?! Really it is approximately $2 total. 

This salad is perfect for lunch, but it was not really filling enough for dinner. Next time I'm going to toss on some roasted chicken or sauteed shrimp.


  1. I love adding strawberries to spinach salads with goat cheese too.

    Adding goat cheese to anything, actually...

  2. Agreed! I sometimes find myself scooping out a spoonful of goat cheese and eating it as shame.