Grilled nectarine, chicken and parma ham summer salad

August 4, 2015Sew White

Sew White grilled nectarine chicken and parma ham summer salad

Update – I am the runner up of the Summer Treats competition with this recipe!

To celebrate the freshness and joy of summer food I have a gorgeous #summertreats dinner to share. I give you the very easy and delicious grilled nectarine, chicken and Parma ham summer salad.

This salad works so well with hot or cold chicken and is a brilliant dish to take on a picnic. I love the mix of fruit, herbs, creamy mozzarella, chickens and that slightly salty Parma ham. I like to think of this meal as a starter, main and dessert all in one.

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 The nectarines with the herbs were delicious and worked so well. I love the smell of thyme and rosemary with the nectarines. You could cook this on the barbecue of in a grill pan.

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 The slightly caramelised nectarines in the salad.

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 I topped the salad with a handful of almond flakes which added another nice texture to the finished salad.

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Grilled Nectarine, Chicken and Parma Ham Summer Salad
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Serves: Serves 4
  • 6 nectarines
  • handful of fresh thyme
  • handful of fresh rosemary
  • handful of fresh mint
  • 4 Parma ham slices
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cos lettuces
  • 4 spring onions
  • 2 mozzarella balls (roughly 300g)
  • handful of tomatoes (sundried tomatoes work really well too)
  • handful of flaked almonds
  • olive oil
  • 1 juice of one lemon
  • balsamic vinegar
  1. Slice the nectarines and remove the stones. Sprinkles with a handful of thyme, rosemary and a little lemon juice. Add a tiny sprinkle of caster sugar.
  2. Heat up a griddle pan (I like the ones with the lines so you can get a nice pattern on the fruit).
  3. Cook the nectarines on high on both sides. Add a little water, a teaspoon or two, to the pan make a little syrup on the pan.
  4. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. In a separate pan cook the chicken on a low heat, or steam however you fancy cooking it.
  6. When it’s cooked remove from the heat and cup up into thin slices. If you want the chicken hot do the chicken last.
  7. Cut up the lettuce and put it in a large bowl along with the chopped tomatoes, spring onions and the fresh thyme, rosemary and a little mint.
  8. Pull apart the mozzarella and Parma ham and add to the salad.
  9. Add the chicken and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  10. Drizzle over the olive oil and the lemon juice.
  11. Add a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar over and with everything together before serving.
  12. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and enjoy.

If you want to add a little spice add some chopped chilli or cook the chicken a hot sauce.

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This post was supported by Rennie but the recipe and all opinions are my own. #summertreats


  • Stella

    August 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Great pictures. This looks so yummy. I will try this out.

    1. Sew White

      August 6, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I hoe you enjoy it x

  • Agata

    August 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    It sounds and looks amazing! I love all those fresh herbs in it.
    One to try for sure.

    1. Sew White

      August 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you Agata. I love fresh thyme in summer salads πŸ™‚

  • Katya

    August 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Oh my god YUM! This looks incredible. I would never have thought to put nectarines in a salad – far less to actually grill the nectarines, too. Amazing, thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Sew White

      August 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Aww you are so sweet. Thank you x

  • Roz

    August 6, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    a fabulous summer recipe. I’ve never tried nectarines in a salad i don’t think – gorgeous

  • Emma

    August 6, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Wow, those pictures are so good! Looks yummy! I need to start trying new things!

    1. Sew White

      August 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m working on my photography skills so hopefully they’re getting better x

  • Serena

    August 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    This sounds like an unusual combination for a salad! I’d usually have melon with parma ham but maybe I’ll try it with chicken and nectarine for a change!

    1. Sew White

      August 7, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Try it! I’m sure you’ll love it x

  • Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    August 7, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I am a HUGE fan of fruit and salads so this is right up my street. I do a similar salad with nectarines and goats cheese but I love the idea of parma ham and chicken. Delicious!

    1. Sew White

      August 7, 2015 at 11:05 am

      It’s all the good things in a summer salad. Fruit is just so good πŸ™‚

  • Jo of Jo’s Kitchen

    August 11, 2015 at 9:21 am

    So gorgeous and healthy too

    1. Sew White

      August 12, 2015 at 9:53 am

      I do love a tasty and healthy dish. I hate that there is such a thought that healthy means tasteless.

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