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Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches

July/August 2008

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Rich, nutty pecans complement the creamy tang of the goat cheese and peppery arugula balances the sweet juicy peaches and drizzle of honey in a simple, satisfying salad that lets the pure flavors of the ingredients shine.



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Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped toasted pecans, (see Tip)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 4-ounce log goat cheese
  • 6 cups baby arugula, (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 but firm peaches, halved and pitted
  • 4 tablespoons honey

Preparation

  1. Place pecans in a shallow dish. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Roll goat cheese log in the pecans to coat. Refrigerate the log until firm, if necessary, then cut into 8 rounds.
  2. Place arugula in a medium bowl. Add oil, lemon zest and juice and toss to coat; season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  3. Divide the arugula among 4 shallow bowls. Nestle 2 peach halves into each portion of greens, top each half with a round of pecan-crusted goat cheese and drizzle each salad with 1 tablespoon honey.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To toast chopped pecans, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 294 calories; 16 g fat (5 g sat, 7 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 3 g fiber; 253 mg sodium; 404 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2.5

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 carbohydrate (other), 1 high-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Low sodium
High fiber
Gluten free
Low cholesterol
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4
Meal/Course
Lunch
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Type of Dish
Salad, side/appetizer
Ethnic/Regional
American
Publication
July/August 2008
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