This Plums with Goat Cheese and Walnuts recipe is one of the best simple and easy summer salad dishes! Made with juicy plums, earthy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts and a drizzle of honey to finish. It’s a healthy option and makes a great appetizer, side dish or dessert options that the whole family will enjoy!
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While three has certainly been a challenging age so far (they don’t call them Threenagers for nothing!) it’s also full of crazy-fun moments! A’s excellent sense of humor only continues to get better.
I can’t say I’m surprised by this because one of the cornerstones of J’s and my relationship is tons and tons of laughter. You can’t fight city hall, people! A has really been rising to the occasion and takes the opportunity to troll me at every turn.
Before A goes to bed, we typically read her a story and she says her prayers. Usually, I’ll lead her through this thanking God for different portions of her day and then I’ll ask her who she wants to pray for and she’ll usually name off a list of her loved ones and sometimes her things (“my toys”).
The other night I said “Ok Alice, who do you want to pray for?” and she started rattling off her laundry list of people. “My mommy, my daddy, my sister, my brother…”
My brother?! Hold on there missy, you don’t have a brother! I just about died laughing! J and I think she says this because when they say their prayers at daycare, some of the kids who do have brothers pray for them.
Well, of course the minute A realized how funny I thought that was, she began weaving it in continuously. She would get this evil little smile and give me an amused side eye, and in the most playfully innocent voice throw in “…and my brother” periodically in our prayers before exploding into giggles.
And one night after I put her to bed, she called me (I forgot to give her BahBah, which is her blankie) and after I gave it to her and said good night, she said “…and my brother” as I was walking out of her room and we both cracked up! Silly gal!
Well, it’s August and that means that the market is full of plums! This makes me happy for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the fact that many of our local farms offer a smaller variety of plums that come with red and yellow skins.
I don’t know the name of this variety, but J’s mom got super excited when she saw them because they are just like the plums she would eat on holiday in France. These little guys are super sweet and delicious and when I’m not eating them on their own, my favorite way to prepare them is this recipe for Plums with Goat Cheese and Walnuts.
This is a stupid-simple recipe. There is no cooking, and minimal prep work. I like to purchase my goat cheese already crumbled and my walnuts already chopped because I’m lazy like that.
And I was super excited to find a lovely local Blueberry Honey (which is basically just a mild local honey) from the same farmer that provided these gorgeous plums. I hate that this might sound snobby but don’t you just love buying local?
But this is one of those minimalist mixtures where you throw a few things together and they just sing in perfect harmony. You have the sweet/tart juicy plums with the earthy, tang of the goat cheese, the crunch of the walnuts and a subtle sweetness from a light drizzle of honey.
You guys, I seriously had to stop taking photos because I was dying to dive right into that gorgeous plate. I would be embarrassed by my complete lack of self-control, but I’ve made the executive decision not to be. Because yum. Go make this now and you’ll understand.
Other great summer salads include:
- Grilled Peaches and Burrata Salad
- Green Bean Salad
- Tuna Macaroni Salad
- Peas and Shrimp Salad
- Roasted Beets Salad with Feta and Dill
- Greek Couscous Salad
- Mexican Bean Salad
- Tomato Salad
- German Potato Salad
- Vicky’s Tabouli
- German Potato Salad
This Plums with Goat Cheese and Walnuts recipe is one of the best simple and easy summer salad dishes! Made with juicy plums, earthy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts and a drizzle of honey to finish. It's a healthy option and makes a great appetizer, side dish or dessert options that the whole family will enjoy!
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- Ripe plums, cut into bite size wedges or halves
- Goat cheese, crumbled
- Walnuts, roughly chopped
- Combine the plums, cheese and walnuts in a plate or a bowl.
- Drizzle lightly with honey.
- Dive in and enjoy this light and refreshing dish!
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