Summer Salad with Basil Dressing

Summer Salad with Basil Dressing

This summer salad is loaded with summertime favorites, including tomatoes, cucumber, and stone fruit with a refreshing basil dressing.

Total Time: 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. raw honey
¼ packed fresh basil leaves
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
¼ medium cucumber, cut in half lengthwise
1 heirloom tomato, coarsely chopped
1 medium nectarine (or peach, apple or pear), slightly firm, coarsely chopped
2 tsp. raw pecan pieces
½ oz. soft goat cheese

1. Place oil, vinegar, honey, and basil in a food processor or blender; cover. Pulse until smooth. Set aside.
2. Combine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and nectarine in a large serving bowl; mix well.
3. Drizzle salad with dressing; toss gently to blend.
4. Top with pecans and cheese.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 274
Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 7 mg
Sodium: 67 mg
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 22 g
Protein: 7 g

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