PUBLISHED: 4:57 PM on Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Nectarine Melba Salad

Make salads sensational by adding fresh fruit to the salad and the dressing. Prep time: 15 minutes

1 (5-ounce) bag spring salad mix (such as Fresh Express Spring Salad Mix)

2 green onions, sliced

1 nectarine, pitted and sliced

1/4 cup toasted, chopped pecans

1 cup fresh raspberries

Nectarine Vinaigrette:

1/3 cup pureed or finely mashed nectarine (about 1 small nectarine)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey, or sugar-free sweetener

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Place salad mix, onions, nectarine slices and pecans in large salad bowl. Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients and drizzle over salad; toss well to coat. Top with raspberries and toss very lightly.

Makes 6 servings.