Nectarine & Roasted Walnut Salad

Dietary: G F, RSF, VEG
Serves: 6 – 8
Time: 20 minutes

3⁄4 cup Aussie walnuts
4 large handfuls of mixed lettuce leaves
1 small bunch fresh basil leaves
1 small bunch fresh mint leaves
1 small bunch fresh chives, roughly chopped
6 fresh nectarines, pitted & sliced into eighths
120g goats cheese – you could also use feta cheese or fresh mozzarella
Aleppo pepper flakes or chili flakes
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper

Place a fry pan onto medium heat, add the walnuts, a little drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of sea salt, and toast until golden, stirring regularly so they don’t burn. Remove the walnuts from the heat and set aside to cool. In a large serving bowl, add the lettuce leaves, basil, mint, and chives, then toss to combine.

OTE: Keep aside some small basil and mint leaves to garnish the top of the salad. Arrange the nectarines on top and crumble the goats cheese. Sprinkle over half of the toasted walnuts. Roughly chop the remaining walnuts and sprinkle over the top along with the small basil and mint leaves. Just before serving drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Sprinkle with Aleppo pepper or chili flakes and some freshly cracked pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Walnuts contain antioxidants

Walnuts are low in sodium and contain potassium

Walnuts are a source of plant protein

Walnuts contain plant omega 3

Walnuts are a source of plant protein