What’s summer without the beautiful seasonal fruits that are so plentiful this time of year? And to me, all the delicious stone fruits that are now in season — peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, apricots, and mangoes — are the best part of this time of year! That’s why I love this stone fruit salad! It features all those delicious ripe stone fruits, plus fresh mint, creamy goat cheese, toasted almonds, and a delicious honey-lemon vinaigrette. It’s so easy to put together, and it’s great on its own or as an appetizer or snack any time of day!
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- ripe stone fruit – use whatever stone fruits you have that are fresh and ripe — peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries, and even mangoes work great in this salad!
- vegetable oil – just a bit of vegetable oil helps to bring the vinaigrette together.
- lemon juice – we’ll use some fresh squeezed lemon juice to brighten up the vinaigrette and add the perfect amount of tartness to this stone fruit salad.
- honey – I love how a little honey makes this stone fruit salad really balanced!
- fresh mint – adds to the fresh flavor in the vinaigrette.
- goat cheese – you can also use feta or brie — whatever works best for your preference!
- raw almonds – I greatly prefer to toast the almonds myself whenever I use toasted almonds in a recipe — it is so easy and adds so much more flavor! I’ve included instructions below on how to do it, but feel free also to just buy some roasted almonds and toss them in!
This super easy stone fruit salad couldn’t be simpler to make! Other than the knife and cutting board you’ll need to cut your fruit, and a whisk and bowl to whip up the honey-lemon vinaigrette, you don’t need any particular tools!
Tips and F.A.Q.
Stone fruits are fruits with a large “stone” or “pit” in the middle that contains the seed. The most common stone fruits are peaches, nectarines, cherries, apricots, mangoes, and plums. But actually there are lots of other fruits that are technically stone fruits as well, like blackberries, dates, and coconuts.
It’s easy! Just spread one cup whole raw almonds on a large cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the pan immediately to cool, then chop roughly.
I love using goat cheese in this stone fruit salad because of the creamy tangy element that it adds! But other ideas that might work are brie, burrata, or feta.
Stored well refrigerated in an airtight container, this salad will keep fresh for up to 3-4 days.
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Stone Fruit Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey-Lemon VinaigrettePrint Pin Recipe Rate Recipe
- 3 cups ripe stone fruit - e.g. peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries, and/or mangoes; pitted and sliced
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice - freshly squeezed
- 2 tbsp honey - plus extra for topping
- 1 tsp fresh mint leaves - chopped, plus extra for garnish
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 2 tbsp raw almonds - toasted, then chopped (see note)
- Slice fruit and arrange in a serving bowl. Set aside.3 cups ripe stone fruit
- In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, honey, and mint.1 tbsp vegetable oil, 3 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tsp fresh mint leaves
- Toss vinaigrette with fruit. Top with goat cheese, broken into pieces, and toasted almonds.2 tbsp raw almonds, 2 oz goat cheese
- Drizzle with additional honey and sprinkle with mint. Serve immediately.2 tbsp honey, 1 tsp fresh mint leaves