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Warm Spinach Salad with Red Onions and Nectarines

Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 10 ounce baby spinach
  • 2 nectarines, halved, pitted, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup diced smoked ham, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 388
  • fat 30 g
  • satfat 11 g
  • protein 14 g
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 34 mg
  • sodium 567 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread almonds on a baking sheet. Toast in oven, stirring once or twice, until light golden, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. Place spinach and nectarines in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together vinegar and sugar until sugar dissolves. Season with pepper and a pinch of salt.

  3. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until well browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in vinegar mixture and remove from heat.

  4. Scrape hot dressing over spinach mixture and toss to coat. Divide among 4 dinner plates. Sprinkle each salad with goat cheese, almonds and ham, if using. Serve immediately.