Healthy Nectarine Recipes

Find healthy, delicious nectarine recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Grilled Ancho Chicken Breasts & Apricot Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
In this healthy grilled chicken recipe, ancho chile powder adds a rich, mild flavor to lean chicken breasts. If you can't find ancho chile powder, feel free to use mild chili powder in its place. A vibrant salsa with avocado and grilled apricots, nectarines and/or peaches completes the pretty picture. Grilling not-quite-ripe stone fruit is a mouth­watering way to bring out its natural flavor and sweetness--plus, the fruit is grilled right alongside the chicken, making for a quick recipe.

Nectarine Blueberry Crisp

In this tasty, easy-to-prepare dessert, nectarines and blueberries are sweetened with brown sugar and topped with a crunchy pistachio-oat topping.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Nectarine Kabobs

Jumbo shrimp and nectarine wedges are threaded on kabobs, seasoned with Asian-inspired seasonings, and grilled to perfection for a light but flavorful entree.

Nectarine Scones

Rating: 3.5 stars
This easy scone recipe calls for nectarines, but try swapping in different stone fruits, such as peaches and plums, as they ripen throughout the season. Serve for brunch or afternoon tea.

Grilled Chicken & Nectarine Chopped Salad

For a more elegant presentation, arrange the ingredients for this main-course chicken and nectarine salad recipe separately on a large serving platter instead of combining them in a large bowl. Drizzle with the honey-dijon dressing just before serving.

Grilled Nectarines with Mascarpone Cream

Rating: 5 stars
Serve these grilled nectarines with lightly sweetened mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) as a first course or a sophisticated dessert. Look for balsamic glaze near balsamic vinegar in well-stocked supermarkets or use honey for a sweeter taste.

Nectarine & Prosciutto Salad

Rating: 4 stars
Sweet ripe nectarines pair with peppery arugula and a hit of salty Parmesan and prosciutto in this outstanding side salad.

Nectarine & Prosciutto Pizza

Rating: 4.75 stars
Here sweet ripe nectarines and salty prosciutto ham are arranged on a crust slathered with basil pesto and sprinkled with assertive blue and provolone cheeses. If you haven't tried pizza on the grill, you're missing one of the joys of outdoor cooking. Once you've mastered this technique, use it with any selection of toppings that float your boat.

Nectarine & Strawberry Parfait

The nectarines, strawberries and cream in this strawberry parfait recipe are laced with a sweet wine syrup. For a party, make the components ahead and assemble the strawberry parfaits when you're ready to serve.

Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
Grilled nectarines and fresh blackberries turn into a summery salsa to top cumin-rubbed chicken and polenta in a dish that's special enough for weeknight entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with a spinach salad and a crisp glass of rosé.

Tuna-Nectarine Salad with Bread Toasts

This easy to make, refreshing salad is perfect for a hot summer day.

Chicken & Nectarine Salad

Add a little sweetness and extra flavor to this spinach salad by topping it with nectarines and a citrus vinaigrette dressing.

Inspiration and Ideas

Fresh Fruit with Creamy Sauce

Applesauce, cottage cheese, and honey make this delightful sauce to serve with fruit. Any seasonal fruits are delicious with this recipe.

Brandied Nectarines

Perfumed with vanilla and brandy, these nectarines are elegant in their simplicity. Use only perfectly ripe, juicy fruit.

Garlic Steaks with Nectarine Relish

This beef recipe features a summer fruit relish that's served with a garlic-studded grilled steak.