California Marinated Salad

salad recipe

Prepare and enjoy this light yet filling salad at your next cookout!

(Serves 6)

  • 3 nectarines, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 c. pitted ripe olives (optional)
  • 1/3 c. chopped green onions
  • 1 8-oz can artichoke hearts
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1/4 t sugar
  • 1 t tarragon, crumbled
  • 1/2 t thyme


In a large bowl, combine nectarines, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, olives, and green onions. Drain and save the liquid from the artichokes. Add the artichokes to the salad. Combine reserved liquid with remaining ingredients in a jar. Shake well and pour over the salad. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for two hours for the best flavor.

Each serving provides 80 calories, 3 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 13 g total carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugar, and 3 g protein.

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