One of my favorite things to eat in the summer are nectarines. They remind me of summers when I was little and my mom used to pack my sister and neighbor a picnic to have outdoors while we played in the woods. She would cut nectarines up into bite-sized pieces and give us toothpicks that looked like a sword to eat them with. This salad reminds me of those summers filled with special picnics
1/4 cup finely sliced red onion
4 ripe (semi-firm) nectarines
4 cups fresh spinach
4 mini or English cucumbers (so there are not large seeds)
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
Salt & Pepper
If you don’t want to make your own dressing you can use any light, fruit-infused vinegar, like raspberry for example.
Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
Slice nectarines into slices and cucumbers into thin slices.
Scatter the spinach into your bowl and arrange nectarines, cucumber, onions, and goat cheese crumbles on top.
Top with desired dressing and salt and pepper.
Chill until ready to use.
Serve as desired with grilled or baked salmon, or substitute chicken or avocado if you aren’t into fish or meat.