I love to pair fruit with cheese in salads.  I really love grilling my fruit before adding to the salad, it just brings out an earthy sweetness that I can’t resist.  Try this super delicious, low calorie, and healthy arugula salad with grilled nectarines – it’s sure to be a hit at your next cookout.

Grilling the nectarines brings out the full flavor of the fruit. The sweet, tartness of the nectarines paired with gorgonzola is the perfect complement to the bite of arugula.

Arugula Salad with Grilled Nectarines and Gorgonzola

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 214kcal
Grilling the nectarines brings out the full flavor of the fruit. Super fast and easy.
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  • 2 ripe nectarines
  • 1 T Basil - torn
  • 2 T gorgonzola cheese - or more to taste
  • Arugula
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • non-stick foil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat charcoal or electric grill to 400 degrees
  • Core and cut nectarines into thin slices
  • Toss nectarines with 1 T olive oil
  • Place non-stick foil over grates
  • Grill nectarines until they begin to caramelize, about 3-4 minutes
  • Remove from nectarines from the grill.
  • Mix 1 T balsamic vinegar with 3 T extra virgin olive oil with a pinch of salt and a couple grinds of fresh ground black pepper in a jar with a lid.  Shake to mix.
  • Toss Arugula with vinegarette
  • Place nectarines on arugula, sprinkle with gorgonzola crumbles and torn basil.
  • 10 Serve and enjoy!


If your nectarines aren't perfectly ripe, you'll want to turn down the heat and cook them a little longer.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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  1. Bengi
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    This website has such unique recipes with ingredients I would never think of…..delicious! Who would think of nectarines in a salad but GRILLED nectarines. Love it


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