Mixed Green Salad with Nectarines and Gorgonzola
Sweet summer nectarines and pungent Gorgonzola make this salad an excellent pairing with a simple grilled chicken or steak.
Serves 4 to 6
2 firm-ripe medium nectarines, pitted and thinly sliced
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tsp. finely grated orange zest
1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 Tbs. Champagne vinegar
1 tsp. honey mustard
Freshly ground black pepper
5 oz. (5 cups) mixed baby greens
3 oz. crumbled Gorgonzola
In a medium bowl, toss together the nectarines, thyme, orange zest, sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Add 1 Tbs. of the oil and toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, honey mustard, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Gradually whisk in the remaining 3 Tbs. of oil.
In a large bowl, toss the greens with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat. Add the nectarines and toss to combine. Divide the mixture among the serving plates, sprinkle with the Gorgonzola, and serve.
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photo: Scott Phillips
From Fine Cooking 118
, pp. 20
July 5, 2012