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Simple Baked Nectarine Salad with Greens

What a great low calorie appetizer or maybe a healthy dessert. It’s so easy to prepare and such a great presentation!
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This Baked Nectarine Salad has it all! Sweet fruit, the crunchy pecans, and leafy greens. Don’t forget the goat cheese and balsamic vinegar!

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This baked nectarine salad was shared by one of my subscribers! It is such a great low calorie appetizer or maybe, a healthy dessert. It’s so easy to prepare and has such a great presentation. Currently, nectarines are in season. So, enjoy them while they last! Have you seen those inverted peach cobbler recipes where the oats and sugar portion goes inside the peach to be baked rather than all chopped and spread in a pan? The creativity does NOT stop there! If you’ve not considered this option before, don’t be scared to try out this very unique recipe, and I hope you’ll like it!

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How are nectarines healthy?

I researched a lot of health benefits of nectarines and here are my top favorite reasons nectarines are good for us!

1. Nectarines are very wealthy in nutrients such as vitamin-A, vitamin-B1, and vitamin-B2. Also, they have pantothanic acid, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K.That is definitely a wealthy nectarine!

2. Nectarines fight obesity. For this, research notes that stone fruits like nectarines have bioactive compounds that treat obesity.

3. Nectarines are beneficial in improving vision. Naturally, this fruit contains lots of vitamin A, which is crucial for eye health as well as skin and teeth.

What do I need to make this recipe?

Nectarines are a sister fruit of the peach, but are usually shiny, rather than fuzzy.

Pecans are fun to pronounce. Did you know that the correct pronounciation is actually “pe-kAHN”? They have protein and fiber.

Spinach may not be a beloved leaf, but they are definitely easier to stomach for haters in this delicious recipe! They help to lower blood pressure.

Goat cheese is the perfect cheese to add into this salad. It balances very well with the spinach, crunch of pecans, and sweet nectarines. Goat cheese fills you with protein and calcium.

Along with those ingredients, you’ll need balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

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Here are some more amazing and sweet recipes!

Sugar-Free Sweet Cherry Jam

Sweet Cottage Cheese Fruit Bowl

Vanilla-Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

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Simple Baked Nectarine Salad with Greens

What a great low calorie appetizer or maybe a healthy dessert. It’s so easy to prepare and such a great presentation!
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Desserts, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Vegetarian
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 99kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 nectarines, sliced in half
  • 2 Tbsp goat cheese, + Tbsp for the top
  • 2 Tbsp pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup spinach, chopped
  • ½ Tsbp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Slice 2 nectarines into halves. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Stuff the pit of each nectarine with goat cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. Once browned, lay over a bed fresh chopped spinach and sprinkle with chopped pecans & goat cheese.
  • Whisk 1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 1/2 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar together. Drizzle over each nectarine.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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