Summer Nectarine Salad With Cucumbers & Tomatoes

For gardeners, summer can be a time of never-ending cucumbers and tomatoes. Even if you don’t grow your own, the supermarkets and farmer’s markets are loaded with summer produce.  Here’s a tasty salad  that goes great with grilled chicken or fish and is oh so easy to make. Use cucumbers with heirloom tomatoes,  but even grape or cherry tomatoes work well too.

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This fast and tasty dish could be eaten for brunch, a light summer lunch, or a dinner side dish. Chilled Nectarine Salad is perfect for days when it’s way too hot to cook. The dressing is a simple balsamic and extra-virgin olive oil mix with a touch of maple syrup. Want a lighter oil? Try grape seed oil. Yum!

Nectarine Salad With Cucumbers & Tomatoes

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Nectarine Salad With Cucumbers & Tomatoes

A quick and easy summer nectarine salad.
Course lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword nectarine salad, nectarine salad with cucumbers tomatoes, summer salad with fruit, vegetarian
Servings 4



  • 1 large nectarine ripe, pitted, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 3/4 large cucumber peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 3 tbsp crumbled goat cheese (or feta)


  • 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or grape seed oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt and cracked black pepper



  • Mix ingredients in a glass jar with lid
  • Shake well before using


  • Combine nectarine, cucumber, tomato, cilantro in a bowl
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons of dressing over salad and gently stir
  • Garnish with feta cheese
  • Serve chilled on a hot summer day


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

36 thoughts to “Summer Nectarine Salad With Cucumbers & Tomatoes”

  1. Hi Carol, I do like a nice roasted veggie dish. We are limited to what squash we get here, but the good thing is I had butternut squash plants grow on our compost heap from the butternut squash we ate in the winter and it looks like we will be harvesting a few! Courgettes are in abundance at the moment, which I do believe is what you call zucchini. I do like a bit of spiciness too. When it cools down enough to want to put the oven on again I will give this recipe a try.


    1. It’s amazing that the butternut squash is growing in the compost heap. I would have thought the heat would have prevented it. Congrats! New squash to eat!

  2. That does sound so good! Now I am kicking myself for not buying the tomatoes I was eyeing at the farm stand. I bought lots of summer squash though as I just can not get enough of the stuff. I was planning on roasting it to serve with the turkey I have cooking in the crock pot tonight.

  3. Carol,
    This sounds really good!! I think I will be giving this a try! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  4. What beautiful summer squash, Carol. I love this how colourful, healthy and delicious this recipe is! Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul link Party.

  5. I have tomatoes growing in my garden but they’re not quite ready yet.
    This sounds like a very tasty, refreshing salad. My girls are not usually keen on salad but I think they would love this.

    1. you could make 2 smaller salads one with tomatoes and one without – but it is more work.

  6. that sounds wonderful; you have had several salad recipes that we’ve loved; this one looks like another. It’s just started to be too hot to cook here in Oregon. So perfect timing for me

  7. I love cucumbers (I eat them like an orange — from the cuke, like a banana!). But until this year I never thought about pairing them with fruit. Sounds delish!

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