Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches

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Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches

Arugula Salad with Honey-Drizzled Peaches

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.

Nutrition Profile: High Fiber   Low Cholesterol   Low Sodium  

Serves 4

Prep Time 20 min

Total Time 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped toasted pecans, (see Tip)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 4-ounce lo 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 tablespoon honey

Cooking Directions

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.


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