Nectarine, prosciutto and mozzarella salad

A sweet and savoury salad loaded with ripe, juicy nectarines and a sweet honey-mustard vinaigrette to finish.  A wonderful combination of flavours.

Recipe by Georgia Houston from GH Nutrition 
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves 4, as a side

Ingredients
4 ripe nectarines or peaches, stoned and sliced into half moons
7 slices of prosciutto 
250g buffalo mozzarella, roughly torn
Small handful of rocket leaves
1 pomegranate, deseeded 
Small handful of pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoon white wine vinegar

To make
Pat peach halves dry with paper towel, then arrange on more paper towel until ready to use.
Heat olive oil in large frying pan on high. Add the peach halves and cook, turning, until lightly caramelised.
Stir mustard and honey through, then bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 minute. Stir vinegar through and season to taste. Transfer pan juices to a jug.
When ready to serve, plate up prosciutto, mozzarella, rocket, pomegranate seeds, pistachio nuts and peaches in a large serving bowl. Drizzle warm pan juices over. 
Serve with protein of your choice.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.