Cherry, Nectarine Compote Served Over Goat Cheese and Field Greens

Put a twist on your regular summer salad with this flavorful recipe. This salad combination is the perfect mix of sweet, creamy and crisp, not to mention it is perfect for a dinner party of four. The produce needed is in season in Michigan throughout July, so take a quick trip to your local farmers market and pick up fresh cherries, nectarines and field greens. Buying produce from the farmers market is a great way to support local farmers and can be a fun learning experience for families.

Learn more about Michigan’s farmers markets and how to make this dish from Channel 9&10 News’ host Michelle Dunaway and Grace Derocha, RD, registered dietitian and health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan below.

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Photo Credit: Helen Carlisle, A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

  • 1 package spring mix lettuce (about 142g)
  • 1 pound (about 3 cups) sweet cherries, pitted
  • 2 nectarines, pitted and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 4 ounces goat cheese

Cherry, Nectarine Compote Served Over Goat Cheese and Field Greens

Instructions
1. Cook cherries, nectarines and sugar over medium-high heat on the stove. Stir occasionally for 4 minutes.
2. Stir in balsamic vinegar and thyme. Cook for one minute.
3. Place spring mix lettuce onto four plates in equal amounts.
4. Slice goat cheese into four round pieces and place on top of spring mix.
5. Top goat cheese with warm compote and serve.


Nutrional Analysis:
Amount Per Serving
• Calories 158.6
• Total Fat 5.9 g
• Saturated Fat 3.9 g
• Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
• Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g
• Cholesterol 14.9 mg
• Sodium 114.8 mg
• Potassium 296.6 mg
• Total Carbohydrate 24.2 g
• Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
• Sugars 19.0 g
• Protein 5.7 g
• Vitamin A 36.3 %
• Vitamin B- 120.7 %
• Vitamin B- 62.9 %
• Vitamin C 21.2 %
• Vitamin E 3.1 %
• Calcium 8.6 %
• Copper 10.0 %
• Folate 8.1 %
• Iron 7.1 %
• Magnesium 4.7 %
• Manganese 5.4 %
• Niacin 4.2 %
• Pantothenic Acid 2.6 %
• Phosphorus 9.9 %
• Riboflavin 9.7 %
• Selenium 1.2 %
• Thiamin 3.2 %
• Zinc 1.7 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Recipe inspired by health.com

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