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Arugula, Peach and Goat Cheese Salad

Total Time
15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Peppery arugula and tart goat cheese go beautifully with sweet peaches. The combo is a true winner – especially topped with some chopped salted nuts.
Ingredients

peach(es)

3 medium, ripe but not mushy

olive oil

1 Tbsp, extra virgin

red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground (plus extra for garnish - optional)

arugula

6 cup(s), baby variety

uncooked red onion(s)

½ small, thinly sliced

semisoft goat cheese

¼ cup(s), crumbled

salted dry-roasted pistachio nuts

¼ cup(s), coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Peel and pit one peach; cut it into chunks. Cut remaining peaches into thin slices or wedges; set aside.
  2. Put peach chunks, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a blender; blend until smooth and set aside.
  3. Place arugula, onion and peach slices in a large serving bowl; drizzle with dressing and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts; grind some extra black pepper over top, if desired. Yields about 2 cups salad mixture and 1 tablespoon each cheese and nuts per serving.
Notes
Use mango when peaches are not in season.

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