Grilled Nectarine Salad with Chipotle Molasses Dressing

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Grilled nectarine salad recipe. Flavourful with a chipotle molasses dressing that has a great sweet-with-heat balance. Topped with fresh goat cheese



For the dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 12 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (amount depends on how much heat you like.)*
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

 For the salad:

  • 2 nectarines, scrubbed, pitted and sectioned
  • 12 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Mixed salad greens (enough for 4)
  • About 3 oz. soft goat cheese, sliced (omit for a vegan salad)
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced


 To make the dressing:

  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a blender and let it run until everything is pureed

To grill the nectarines:

  1. Toss the nectarine slices in olive oil and ensure cut sides are well coated. Place cut side down in a grill pan and cook until grill lines form (1-2 minutes per side). Flip and repeat. Remove from grill.
  2. Toss salad greens with chipotle dressing to coat.
  3. Transfer to a platter and top with grilled nectarines and goat cheese rounds.
  4. Sprinkle with onions and drizzle with a bit more chipotle dressing

*We use 1-2 tsp. worth of puree from the can of chipotle peppers