Vegetarian Stone Fruit Thyme And Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Fruit salad with cheese is one of my personal favourite combinations. It might sound unusual, but give it a try, and you will be surprised at how well it works. I love my fruit salads with cheese at any time of the day, from breakfast to a light lunch to a refreshing Summer starter to a post-workout snack to even dessert. A sure winner with children too. Again, putting pepper on fruits might sound odd, but the pepper really brings out the sweetness of the fruits and wonderfully rounds off the different flavours. This one is a summer incarnation, when stone fruits are plentiful. Use any combination of plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches and cherries. I used the juice of half a blood orange to marinate the fruits in because I had one (the last of the season), but regular orange is great too. Thyme just goes really well with goats cheese, but basil works great too. The key is to use perfectly ripe fruits, as they will be deliciously sweet ; halving and pitting the cherries takes a bit of time, but it is well worth the effort, believe me ! Leave a few cherries whole for decoration. For a Vegan and Paleo version, replace the goat cheese with soaked almonds.

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Cuisine

British

Time

< 15 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

2

Courses etc.

Breakfast
Desserts
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Lunch Box
Main Courses
Nibbles and Snacks
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4 red plums

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4 apricots

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2 nectarines

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2 peaches

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about 250g red cherries More products
1 blood orange OR

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1 orange More products
a few sprigs fresh thyme OR More products
a few sprigs fresh basil leaves

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about 50g crumbly organic goat cheese Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
freshly ground pink peppercorns OR

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freshly ground black peppercorns

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Method

  • Rinse all your fruit, then halve and stone them. Put them all in a bowl.
  • Save 2 thin orange slices for decoration and squeeze the rest using a citrus squeezer. Add the orange juice and the fresh thyme (or basil) to the bowl of fruits, and toss gently. If you have the time, allow the fruits to marinate for up to an hour before serving.
  • Serve topped with crumbled goat cheese (or soaked almonds, for a Paleo vegan treat) and season with freshly ground pink or black or mixed peppercorns to taste.

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