Nectarine, Tomato & Black Rice Salad with Mint & Cream

nectarine and tomato salad

What is it like?

- fresh

- summery

- satisfying


This recipe is a traditional Italian recipe and is inspired by Splendid Table’s recipe. However, this recipe is made deliciously dairy free, incorporates whole grains, nuts, and mint instead of basil.

3/4 cup wild or black rice, cooked according to package directions and cooled to room temperature, optional
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 ripe nectarines
3 medium roma tomatoes, or 12 cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup mint, ribboned
1/4 cup coconut cream
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic is good too)
salt & black pepper to taste
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Optional additions
1 fennel bulb, sliced thin
1-2 cups baby spinach
1 cup microgreens

Have the black rice cooked and at room temperature. Toss rice with olive oil and salt, then layer on top with sliced of nectarines, tomatoes, and mint. Spoon coconut cream on top, then drizzle with vinegar, and sprinkle with black pepper and almonds.

If you desire extra vegetables, add in the optional ingredients.
This recipe’s ratios are forgiving, so if you desire extra olive oil, drizzle it on top of the prepared dish.

nectarine and tomato salad recipe