Nectarine and Fig Summer Salad with Crispy Pancetta

Nectarine and Fig Summer Salad with Crispy Pancetta

It has figs. It has nectarines. It has crispy pancetta slices and goat cheese and avocado and omg PISTACHIOS. It has a crazy nectarine vinaigrette that I could probably drink out of a straw right now because I want all things tart and briney and vinegary. It’s the perfect mix of flavors and textures!

Nectarine and Fig Summer Salad with Crispy Pancetta2


4 cups spring greens
2 cups baby arugula
8 slices of pancetta, fried
2 nectarines, sliced
1 cup fresh figs, quartered
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1 avocado, sliced
3 tablespoons chopped pistachios
a pinch of salt and pepper

nectarine vinaigrette
1 large nectarine, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup golden balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1 garlic clove, freshly grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup olive oil


Add the greens and arugula to a large bowl and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Add the pancetta, sliced nectarines, figs, goat cheese, avocado and pistachio to the greens and toss as desired. Dress with the nectarine vinaigrette!

nectarine vinaigrette
Add the nectarine cubes to a blender or food processor and blend until completely pureed.

I have a vitamix and it purees it completely, but if your blender leaves some chunks, you can add a little water to the blender, blend it and then strain out the juice.

Combine the nectarine puree, vinegar, hoey, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk together. Stream in the olive oil while constantly whisking until the dressing comes together.

Store in the fridge for up to one week.

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