Friday, February 10, 2012

Nectarine Garden Salad


This lovely salad came from my friend Jenny, who got it from a meal-planner website that she is really enjoying (I'll add a link here when I get the name!).  THANK YOU JENNY! It was delightful, and adding some nuts might be a nice touch! A simple success for two book clubs I hosted in January! It will be wonderful for a summer picnic, and it's great now, so we can pretend!  

MEAL PLANNING in general can be a very effective way to SAVE money, eat HEALTHIER, and feel more ORGANIZED!

Try planning just 2 meals for next week and see how it goes! I bet you'll like the feeling! Tell me how it went!

Nectarine Garden Salad

2 nectarines, chopped
1 1/2 c red grapes
~1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
~1-2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
~tsp date paste
2 Tbsp water
1 small bag mixed greens

Be daring and just pour some vinegar without measuring, a small amount of crushed red pepper. A bit of date paste adds a taste of sweetness, but you've got the fruit, so you don't need much. Combine all ingredients but greens in a bowl to marinate for 30 min or so. Mix in greens and enjoy!

For a bit about the benefits of hot pepper, read HERE!

If this stirs your taste buds, you might want to try Italian Orange Fennel Salad!

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2 comments:

Shannon said...

What a yummy salad! I love fresh salads that are packed with fruits and veggies. :)

Colleen Grossner said...

Thank you Shannon! It really hits the spot! If you like spice, the crushed red pepper really gives it a kick! Did you check out the fennel salad -- yum!

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