Sunday, June 23, 2013

Arugula and Peach Salad with White Cheddar


           Hello everyone - Happy Summer. Don't you just love the simple joys of Summer?
           It's the time of the year just to kick back and relax. I love that no pressure feeling
           of rushing the kids to school. I tend to eat tons of salads during the warmer months.
           Be prepared for tons of delicious and easy salads that the entire family will love.


        You are just going to love this simple and easy salad with only 5 ingredients. I make it
        with a a honey-balsamic dressing but you can use a bottle if you'd like. Enjoy!!

                                           Arugula and Peach Salad with White Cheddar

                                           7 ounces of baby arugula
                                           3 peaches
                                           3 ounces of dried cranberries
                                           5 ounces sharp white cheddar, cubed
                                           5 ounces glazed pecans
                                       

              1) In a large mixing bowl combine all 5 ingredients. I like to dress the salad with
              dressing individually so that nothing gets soggy.

                                                Simple Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

                                                2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
                                                1 tablespoon honey
                                                1 teaspoon dijon mustard
                                                1/4 cup olive oil
                                                a dash of salt and pepper

               In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, honey, dijon and olive oil. Season with
               salt and pepper. I usually double the vinaigrette recipe.


42 comments:

  1. YUM! This is my kind of summer meal! And that's my go-to salad dressing, so I can vouch for it's deliciousness!

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  2. I love the combo of the peach and cheese!!! So perfect for Summer :)

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  3. Looks amazing! love the arugula and peach combination.

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  4. Love love good peaches! This salad sounds amazing- especially the dressing. Perfect for summer

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  5. OMG! That looks divine. Can you get any fresher that in a salad-NOT! Beautiful.


    Velva

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  6. I wish I had half of your cooking talents!

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  7. Hello Love! Was just thinking about you and then got your comment :)

    This looks gorgeous and delicious and perfect for summer. Love it!

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  8. This looks delicious! I just love the flavor arugula gives to salads!

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  9. I am in love with this salad! I can't wait to make it and the dressing sounds divine.

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  10. Val, this looks great but what the most exciting part to me is the dressing. Can't wait to try all of it. I have peaches right now! Miss you!!! I just know you are having summer fun. Hope all is well,

    Shauna xoxoxo

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  11. Oh yea, this is my kind of salad! I will absolutely be trying this recipe. Thans for posting. Hope you have a great Summery week.

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  12. I love any fruit in salad. Looks yummy!

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  13. Perfect for summer it is sooooo hot today.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  14. Being aGA girl I love peaches:)

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  15. This is totally my type of salad! It looks so tasty for summer.

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  16. Yum! Perfect this time of year as our Georgia peaches are readily available and so yummy.

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  17. Oh, here she goes again with more salad perfection! This absolutely has summer written all over it.

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  18. Delish Val! Just happens to be peach season here in the South...I will have to try this refreshing salad.

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  19. Yummmmy! I love fresh fruit in my salads, especially during the summer. I actually just had one with strawberries in it!

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  20. Stop it! This is exactly what I'm craving right now. HELLO summer!

    Let's get these photos in a magazine, where they belong. So pretty!

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  21. oh how refreshing, and with the white cheddar = yum

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  22. We eat lots of salads in the summer too. This one sounds amazing and I love arugula. Plus, it's so good for you. Can't wait to see all of the salads you post in the next couple of months!

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  23. I am a huge arugula fan but have never tried this exact combination of ingredients. Ironically, I was just starting to write a post of my 3 favorite arugula salads! I am definitely giving yours a try!
    -Shelley

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  24. I just love the flavors you combine in salads, Val! This looks absolutely delicious and perfect for digging into with grilled chicken. Thanks for sharing this scrumptious, summery recipe!

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  25. that looks so delicious! i wish i could eat it right now!

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  26. i just happen to have some peaches in my household so i have to make this salad!! i love the addition of the cheese yummy

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  27. YUM! Just love peaches in the summertime!

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  28. I was just dreaming about a peach salad myself! This looks like the epitomy of summer--love it!

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  29. this salad is calling my name? and I am responding!

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  30. I am so making this, all my favorites in one salad. Plus the peaches have been so good lately! Love you and your fab recipes!

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  31. Oh do I love Summer! Everything about summer is simple yet magical (the heat can be overbearing though!) The yummy fruits are also a bonus ;)

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  32. This looks soo good! I will have to try the vinaigrette, I just love Balsamic!

    laviedetaylor.blogspot.com

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  33. Val, this looks so refreshing and yummy. I tend to make lots and lots of salads in the summer too. As much as I love to cook, in the hot months sometimes I hate turning the stove on. I can't wait to see all of your delicious salad recipes.

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  34. I'm making this salad tonight for dinner. I premade the dressing and me and my husband absolutely LOVE it. I can't get him to stop dipping different things into it! I'm not going to have enough left for the salad later! Thanks for posting this, Val!!

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  35. Oh it looks and sounds amazing!! Peaches, white cheddar and balsamic vinaigrette all together- YUM!!!

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  36. This sounds so good! Very interesting mix of flavors! I'd love to try it!

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  37. MMMM SO AMAZING :) I will make this in the weekend...so summer fresh food:)

    Check out my new post and have a great weekend dear:)

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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