2015 Earth Day Recipe: Spinach and Nectarine Salad

2015 Earth Day Recipe: Spinach and Nectarine Salad

Delish Presents 2015 “Go Green” Earth Day Recipes

From Delish: a refreshing spinach and nectarine salad recipe.
From Delish: a refreshing spinach and nectarine salad recipe.

Leave it to the fine people at Delish to provide us with sumptuous recipes for any occasion. As we celebrate Earth Day 2015 during the last full week of April, Delish encourages us to “Go Green” with a list of leafy and delicious recipes to enjoy!

We don’t feature salad recipes often on Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog, but this one was too interesting and enjoyable to pass up. It’s a bold and refreshing Spinach and Nectarine Salad recipe, and it’s sure to provide a refreshing twist on your classic spinach salad.

Originally contributed by Kate Mathis to Delish, this Spinach and Nectarine Salad combines recognizable spinach salad elements (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, baby spinach) with zesty, refreshing twists (orange marmalade, nectarines). Try it for yourself, and see why it’s our favorite Earth Day 2015 salad recipe!

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Spinach and Nectarine Salad Recipe (courtesy of Delish)

Ingredients

2 tbsp. orange marmalade
1 large shallot
2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. olive oil
0.25 tsp. salt
0.25 tsp. ground black pepper
0.25 c. slivered almonds
1 package baby spinach
2 ripe nectarines

Preparation

  • In microwave-safe small bowl or 1-cup liquid measuring cup, combine marmalade and shallot. Cover with vented plastic wrap and cook in microwave on High 1 minute. Stir in vinegar, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • In small skillet, cook almonds on medium 5 minutes, stirring until toasted. Set aside to cool, about 2 minutes.
  • To serve, toss spinach, nectarines, and marmalade mixture until combined. Place on 2 dinner plates; scatter almonds on top.

Earth Day 2015: Peter Salerno Inc. Offers Green, Sustainable Design

Earth Day 2015: Peter Salerno Inc. Offers Green, Sustainable Design

Ask About Peter Salerno Inc.’s “Green” Design Options

Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.
Using reclaimed tin in kitchen designs: just one way Peter Salerno Inc. features environmentally-conscious design.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

As Earth Day 2015 approaches, you’ll hear a lot about “sustainable design” and “going green”.

At Peter Salerno Inc., “going green” isn’t a trend. It’s a decision we’ve made ever since the family business began generations ago in Italy. Peter’s father was a skilled artisan and craftsman, and his respect for his craft meant proper, full use of the materials he was given.

That respect for woodworking and custom cabinetry was passed down to Peter Salerno, who in turn has made sure it’s a part of his staff’s mindset. While not every custom kitchen and bath design that Peter Salerno Inc. completes is billed as “green” and “sustainable”, that doesn’t mean we aren’t environmentally conscious about our work.

That’s because sustainable design is a mindset and a way of work, not a fad. It’s why Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to work alongside companies like Stratta, the Tile Boutique that are dedicated to environmentally-conscious design options.

Peter Salerno Inc. also understands that “green” design often goes hand-in-hand with technological innovations, like the TopBrewer coffee faucet and La Cornue custom kitchen ranges and rotisseries. Earth Day in 2015 is more sophisticated than simply following the “Three R’s” (reduce, reuse, recycle) – sustainable design must reduce emissions, implement multi-functional technology, and conserve energy while producing high-quality products and results.

How can Peter Salerno and his team help you achieve the gorgeous, sustainable kitchen and bath design of your dreams? Fill out the contact form below or call us today at 201.251.6608.