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Available from Charles Attard's Fruit & Vegetable counter at Arkadia Foodstore Gozo
Nectarines are the smoother versions of peaches, a type of seasonal stone fruit that grows on trees in warmer climates. Their firm skin makes them ideal for chopping up as a snack or into salads, or even for grilling. Nectarines can also be eaten raw, as long as they have been washed, apart from their pit which should be discarded.
Recipe: Nectarine Salad
Time: 15 mins
- ¼ cup red onion, sliced
- 3 semi-firm nectarines, sliced
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 1/8 cup basil leaves, torn
- ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
- Toasted nuts of your choice, for topping (optional)
For the dressing:
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp apple cider
- 2 tsp honey
- Salt and pepper
1. Place the sliced onion in a bowl of water. Add ½ a teaspoon of salt and soak for 10-15 minutes.
2. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl.
3. Add the nectarine and cucumber slices to a shallow bowl. Rinse and drain the onions and add to the bowl.
4. Top with the basil leaves and crumbled goat cheese.
5. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
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