Grilled Peach & Onion Salad with Arugula & Tarragon-Balsamic Dressing

Tarragon is the star of this dish, adding earthy notes to the sweet peaches in this easy summer salad. Leaving the peel on the peaches helps keep them together on the grill and adds a boost of fiber to the dish. Nectarines make a great substitute for the peaches.

Grilled Peach Onion Arugula Salad
Photo: Brittany Conerly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 5 tablespoons avocado or canola oil, divided

  • 4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted

  • 2 small sweet onions, quartered

  • 8 cups lightly packed baby arugula (5 ounces)

  • cup chopped unsalted pistachios, toasted


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Meanwhile, combine vinegar, tarragon, maple syrup, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in 4 tablespoons oil. Set aside.

  3. Brush peaches with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Toss onions with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place the peaches on one side of the grill and the onions in a grill basket on the other side. Cook, flipping the peaches and tossing the onions halfway, until charred on the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Slice the peaches. Let cool for 10 minutes.

  4. Add arugula to the dressing and toss to coat. Arrange the arugula on a serving platter and top with the onions and peaches. Sprinkle with pistachios.


Grill basket

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
15g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 19g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 915IU 18%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 409mg 9%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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