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This grilled nectarine salad is made with burrata, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, basil, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It’s so easy to make and bursting with fresh summer flavours! Recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, and meant to be enjoyed as a side salad.

Overhead photo of a grilled nectarine, arugula, tomato, and burrata salad on a white serving dish.

Nectarines are one of my FAVOURITE summer fruits! They’re beyond delicious fresh, but they also happen to taste amazing grilled. This grilled nectarine salad celebrates some of the best of summer produce and is sure to be a hit at your next get together 🙂

This easy salad recipe is made with only 10 simple ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes. If you want to make it even faster, feel free to skip the grilling step and just use fresh nectarines.

As always, I’ve included some tips for how to modify this recipe to suit your needs. I so hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Want more summer salad recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of 20+ easy, healthy summer salad recipes for more ideas!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this grilled nectarine salad are 10 simple, healthy ingredients:

Full measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card below!

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Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. If you can’t find nectarines, you can make this salad with fresh peaches instead!
  2. Instead of using homemade balsamic dressing, you can use a store-bought balsamic vinaigrette or glaze.
  3. Instead of arugula you could try another baby leafy green, like baby spinach, baby kale, or watercress. Other greens may be a bit overpowering!
  4. Instead of heirloom tomatoes, you can use regular tomatoes. Try to find vine-ripened ones if possible (I find they have the most flavour ;))
  5. If you don’t feel like grilling the nectarines, you can totally make this just with fresh, raw nectarines. It’ll come together super quickly!

How To Grill Nectarines

Grilling nectarines is super easy! All you need to do is:

  1. Wash and pat nectarines dry.
  2. Slice each nectarine into 8 even pieces.
  3. Brush each side of each nectarine slice with a little bit of olive oil (this helps to prevent sticking to the grill).
  4. Place slices on a grill or grill pan (heated up to medium). Let the slices sit, undisturbed, for about 4 minutes or until grill marks start to form. Flip each slice and repeat on the other side.
  5. Turn off heat and that’s it!

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Can You Make This Salad In Advance?

This is not the best salad to make in advance or to keep leftovers of as it can get a bit soggy/watery.

That said, you can certainly prepare the ingredients a few hours before you want to serve it. Simply chop everything up, make the dressing, and store everything separately in the fridge.

You can grill the nectarines in advance or simply use freshly cut raw nectarines instead.

Throw everything together just before serving! I recommend adding the burrata right before serving, as it’s quite a liquid/messy cheese 🙂

Nectarine Nutrition Benefits

This juicy summer fruit is a source of dietary fiber as well as numerous vitamins and minerals, including:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin C
  • potassium
  • phosphorus

Like other fruits, they’re also a good source of antioxidants which help to promote optimal health overall.

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This grilled nectarine salad is made with burrata, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, basil, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It's so easy to make and bursting with fresh summer flavours! Recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, and meant to be enjoyed as a side salad.
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium nectarines (ripe, but not too soft/mushy)
  • ~1 Tbsp olive oil (to brush nectarines)
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • ~4 cups arugula
  • 1 ball burrata cheese
  • 1 handful fresh basil, chopped

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:

Instructions

  • Make balsamic vinaigrette by adding all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or in a jar with a lid. Whisk together or shake jar to combine well. Adjust salt + pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Wash and pat nectarines dry. Slice each nectarine into 8 even pieces. Brush each side of each nectarine slice with a little bit of olive oil (this helps to prevent sticking to the grill).
  • Heat grill or grill pan to medium. Place the nectarine slices on the grill. Let the slices sit, undisturbed, for about 4 minutes or until grill marks start to form. Flip each slice and repeat for another 4 minutes on the other side. Turn off heat when done.
  • Plate salad with arugula, sliced tomatoes, and grilled nectarines.
  • Gently cut burrata into pieces and arrange on salad (or serve as a whole ball). Sprinkle chopped basil over top and add dressing. Toss to combine and serve!

Notes

*SERVINGS: This recipe is meant to be a side salad and will serve about 4 people.
*MAKE AHEAD: This is not the best salad to make in advance or to keep leftovers of as it can get a bit soggy/watery. That said, you can certainly prepare the ingredients a few hours before you want to serve it.
  • Simply chop everything up, make the dressing, and store everything separately in airtight containers in the fridge.
  • You can grill the nectarines in advance or use freshly cut raw nectarines instead.
  • Throw everything together just before serving! I recommend adding the burrata right before serving, as it’s quite a liquid/messy cheese 🙂
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS + INGREDIENT SWAPS:
  • If you can’t find nectarines, you can make this salad with fresh peaches instead!
  • Instead of using homemade balsamic dressing, you can use a store-bought balsamic vinaigrette or glaze.
  • Instead of arugula you could try another baby leafy green, like baby spinach, baby kale, or watercress. Other greens may be a bit overpowering!
  • Instead of heirloom tomatoes, you can use regular tomatoes. Try to find vine-ripened ones if possible (I find they have the most flavour ;))
  • If you don’t feel like grilling the nectarines, you can totally make this just with fresh, raw nectarines. It’ll come together super quickly!

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Let me know by leaving a recipe rating below, or by tagging @walderwellness on Instagram. I love seeing your beautiful creations!

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