Spinach Stone Fruit Salad: Summer's Best Fruit Made Dinner

Julia Mueller | The Roasted Root

Eating in-season makes dinner easy, and sweeter! Stone fruit and spinach create one spectacular salad.

Spinach Salad Photo

When it comes to salad, I find the biggest successes come from using fresh in-season produce. This way, the salad is bound to turn out with abundant flavor, and it is even more cost effective to buy produce that is in season.

Stone fruit season is by far my favorite fruit season. Peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries are so bright, sweet and juicy. Brightening up a green salad with stylish stone fruit adds great flair, flavor, and texture and makes a salad so refreshing on a hot day. Adding a combination of fruit and nuts to a salad always results in a winning dish.

Spinach Salad Picture

This salad comes with a homemade white wine vinaigrette recipe. Simply reducing white wine on the stovetop and mixing it up with other vinaigrette ingredients creates a unique and very flavorful dressing.  The first time I made this salad, I didn’t add any cheese but I’m confident that feta or blue cheese crumbles would make a delicious accompaniment. You could also add grilled salmon or chicken to the salad for some extra protein!

Now, quick! Go make this before stone fruit goes out of style!

    4 Servings

Ingredients

dressing:
  • 1/2 cup sweet white wine
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • dash salt, to taste
  • dash black pepper, to taste
salad:
  • 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1 peach, pitted and sliced
  • 1 nectarine, pitted and sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts, roasted

Directions

  1. In a small skillet or saucepan, heat the white wine until it is reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in the oil, vinegar and honey. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To serve the salad, toss all of the ingredients together in the white wine dressing. Serve immediately.

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Rating: 2.9 / 5.0 (7 Votes)
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About Julia

Julia is known for her healthy, balanced approach to all kinds of recipes, vegetarian and meat alike, on her blog, The Roasted Root. She shares her commitment to delectable vegetarian dishes as a Vegetarian fanatic, proving that you can make the whole family happy without the need for meat.

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    Stephie-swope
    eat-your-heart-out.net

    Mmmm, I love all stone fruits, and I just love that you combined them all in this awesomely delicious-looking salad! Serve this up with some salmon, I'm coming over for dinner!

    Amber
    bluebonnetsandbrownies.com

    What a gorgeous salad, Julia. I'm in love with the dressing - I think the white wine must make the peaches sing.

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    I definitely love piling fresh fruits and veggies on my salad. There is nothing better than fresh produce.