Simple Arugula Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by threeovens

Arugula is not for everyone - it has a bit of a bite! This salad pairs peppery arugula with sweet peaches and the tang of cheddar cheese. It is finished off with a very simple red wine vinaigrette (you'll have extra for another use). From "Real Simple" magazine.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

Peaches would have been good in this and appropriate but they are out of season. I used a Fuji apple instead. We loved the dressing! Made for Veg Tag/February.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; on a rimmed baking sheet, toast pecans, tossing once, until fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Let cool and chop pecans; set aside.
  3. In a serving bowl, toss together arugula, sliced peach, and cheddar.
  4. Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients OR place them in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and give them a good shake.
  5. Drizzle 4 tablespoons of the vinaigrette over salad and scatter pecans on top; toss to combine.
  6. Serve with additional vinaigrette, if desired.

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