Nectarine and basil salad

September 15, 2009

Author Notes: Simple, late summer food. Sweet nectarines from the farmers' market plus basil from my terrace made this a simple but very delicious salad. Do not be tempted to futz with it.Marie Viljoen

Serves: 4


  • 3 Ripe nectarines
  • 1/4 cup Mixed basil leaves: purple, Greek, sweet Thai
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons EV olive oil
  • salt and fresh black pepper
In This Recipe


  1. Slice nectarines thinly
  2. Tear up basil leaves
  3. Put nectarines in a pretty bowl and sprinkle basil and scallion over them
  4. Pour over the sherry vinegar and olive oil
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  6. Eat!

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