Arugula Salad With Peaches, Goat Cheese and Basil

Arugula Salad With Peaches, Goat Cheese and Basil

This simple, quintessential summer salad is a reminder that seasonal ingredients at their very best don’t need much fussing (or much cooking at all, in this case). Here, peppery arugula and earthy goat cheese get brightened with juicy summer peaches, but the recipe can be tweaked to suit all seasons: If you can’t find ripe peaches, you can use cherries, strawberries, plums, raspberries or even cherry tomatoes in their place.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a small sauté pan, toast the pine nuts over medium heat, tossing often, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Step 2

    In a small liquid measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Place the arugula in a large salad bowl. Pour just enough dressing over the greens to moisten, and toss to coat. Add the peaches, basil, goat cheese and toasted pine nuts and toss to coat. Add more goat cheese and dressing if desired. Toss gently and serve immediately.