Summer Salad with Basil Dressing



  • 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.

Summer Salad with Basil Dressing

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