Aug 19, 2013

Grilled Stone Fruit Salad with Honey Goat Cheese Dressing



Grilled peaches and plums served over baby greens with walnuts and a sweet honey goat cheese dressing, this salad is light and delicious utilizing some of my favorite summer fruits.

While I hate to think of summer as having an expiration date, the fact that it’s coming close to the end has me savoring every last moment. I'm a little excited about the change of seasons, but I always mourn the end of summer. So I'm trying to enjoy every last bit of summer’s bounty.




Grilled Stone Fruit Salad with Honey Goat Cheese Dressing
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Servings: 4  • Size: 1/4  • Old Points: 5 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 6 pt
Calories: 232 • Fat: 17 g • Carb: 16 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 13 g
Sodium: 86 mg • Cholest: 8 mg

Ingredients:

For the Honey Goat Cheese Dressing:

  • 2.5 oz fresh creamy goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

  • 6 cups mixed baby greens
  • 2 ripe medium peaches, halved and sliced into wedges
  • 2 medium ripe plums, halved and sliced into wedges
  • 24 walnut or pecan halves

Directions:

In a small blender, combine goat cheese, honey, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, water and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until fully combined and creamy and refrigerate until ready to use. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. When hot spray lightly with oil and grill the fruit about 1 minute, or until char marks form on the flesh.

Divide the greens between 4 plates, top with fruit and nuts and drizzle 2 tablespoons of dressing over everything.

27 comments :

  1. wow the dressing itself looks great! yum

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  2. Oooh, love the dressing! Great summer salad!

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  3. In the recipe, you forgot to say to grill the fruit.

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    1. That's what I was thinking! Any tips, Gina? The past few times I've tried to grill fruit, I've failed miserably. :-/

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    2. oops, easy! I use a grill pan and grill them until they have char marks. I will fix...

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  4. I suppose you could use this salad dressing on most
    salads!!!

    looks great too!!

    Diane

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  5. This whole salad reminds me of my recent trip through France (went last month on a roadtrip for 2 weeks).

    They make the best salads. And nectarines, peaches and other delicious fruits were for sale next to the roads.

    In France, I ate goat cheese for the first time. When I bought goat cheese backhome, I didn't liked it at all! In France it tasted so creamy and subtle.

    Definitely will make this when I'm nostalgic :)

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    1. I love goat cheese on my salads

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    2. I'm in Australia & I know that the 1st time I tried to buy goats' cheese I ended up buying feta which:
      'since 2002, has been a protected designation of origin product in the European Union. According to the relevant EU legislation, only those cheeses produced in a traditional way in some areas of Greece (mainland and the island of Lesbos), and made from sheep milk, or from a mixture of sheep and goat's milk (up to 30%) of the same area, may bear the name "feta" '.
      Try looking for "fromage de chèvre" - goat's milk cheese. This is the soft and smooth cheese you ate in France.

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    3. I buy the Laura Chenel Select Goat Cheese from Sam's & it tastes so good! The grocery store brands I have tried tasted like gamey chalk!

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  6. This looks amazing! I have been following your recipes for over a year and I do believe this is one of this tastiest visually appealing posts you have written. You have inspired me to start my own blog and write about things that I know about. I would love it if you stopped by sometime. By the way, my entire office liked your skinny buffalo wraps. They were amazing!

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  7. It is hard to watch summer come to an end, isn't it? This recipe truly does the freshness of summer justice!

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  8. Yum, this looks amazing!!

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  9. Gorgeous salad! Has all of my favorite things! :)

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  10. The dressing sounds delicious. The salad is beautiful. What a nice combo. I like salads with fruit in them. I must try this. Thanks!

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  11. What if you hate goat cheese? :)

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  12. Is there any sub for goat cheese if you don't have any?

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  13. This was a really good salad. Love the dressing and the grilled fruit. Will be making it again for sure.

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  14. This was amazing! Loved it and so did my husband. I grocery shopped at target and they were out of goat cheese. I subbed a herb cream cheese. Can't wait to make it again!

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  15. This looks like a great summer salad! The honey goat cheese dressing sounds heavenly. Isn't it amazing how such simple ingredients can come together into something so perfect?

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  16. Can't wait to try the dressing - sounds delicious!

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  17. This looks delicious and that dressing sounds AMAZING.

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  18. Can I substitute goat cheese with a lesser strong smelling cheese? Not a fan of strong cheeses.

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  19. oh my, this salad sounds delicious, love the dressing!!!

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  20. Hi! This looks so nummy! Does anyone know what the points plus would be of just the dressing?

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  21. Great recipe for summer entertaining, Gina! Thanks for sharing. It was so nice to meet you at BlogHer this past weekend. fruit salad recipe.

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