Thursday, August 20, 2009
We returned home last night after a 2 week trip away visiting family and friends. We had a wonderful time, but I missed cooking! Tonight for dinner I concocted this salad with market fresh fruit - some of the bounty of late summer. It's sweet, but with a tang due to the lime juice and a bit of bite from the freshly grated ginger. Very refreshing. And the amounts depend on what you've got on hand - nothing too exact.
Blueberry Nectarine Salad
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
2 nectarines, pitted and cut into chunks
1/2 cup feta cheese, cubed
lettuce to line the plate
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (a bit of the rind grated in would be good, too)
1 1/2 Tablespoons liquid honey
1 - 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 - 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, finely sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and combine them gently with the blueberries, nectarines and feta cheese. You might not need all of the dressing. Line four salad plates with lettuce and pile the dressed fruit mixture on top.