Grilled Nectarine and Goats Cheese Salad

Jenny Morris, Nectarines

Stone fruit recipes
• Medium

Ingredients:

• The Salad
• 4 Nectarines firm, ripe, stoned, halved
• Olive Oil
• to taste Salt
• to taste Pepper
• 1 Lettuce baby gem lettuce
• 50g Wild Rocket
• 1 Onion small red onion, thinly sliced
• 120g Parma Ham
• 120g Goats Cheese Chevre
• 1 tbs Pine Nuts optional
• The Dressing
• 1 tbs Thyme fresh leaves
• 1 clove Garlic crushed
• 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
• 2 tsp Honey
• 1 small Red Chilli diced / optional
• to taste Salt
• to taste Pepper ground black
• 2/3 cup Orange Juice squeezed
• 10 ml Red Wine Vinegar
• 1/3 cup Olive Oil extra virgin

Method

1. Brush the nectarines with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over a little brown sugar. Heat a griddle pan until very hot and brush the pan with a little olive oil. Place the nectarines cut side down onto the pan and grill until grill lines appear. Remove and continue to assemble the salad.
2. Arrange the lettuce and half the rocket onto a platter, place the grilled nectarines onto the leaves and then garnish with the Parma ham, goats cheese and remaining rocket. Mix all the dressing ingredients together and spoon over the salad. Scatter the pine-nuts over the top and serve immediately.
3. Done

Tip: you can use smoked chicken, ham, bacon or smoked beef instead of Parma ham. Any lettuce will do if you can’t find baby gem lettuce, although the baby gem has a wonderful texture.