We love a bright and beautiful summer salad, and this peach salad is no exception. Made with juicy, ripe peaches and fresh arugula, this is a great recipe for a light summer lunch or served with dinner in the evening.
It’s always a good idea to use seasonal produce in your salads. It’s the healthiest and tastiest way to give your salad great flavor.
In the summer, peaches are abundant, ripe, and super sweet. They pair incredibly well with a peppery green like arugula. A chef tip is to grill the peaches on a hot grill pan and let them cool prior to mixing them in with the greens. The heat will draw out more of the peaches’ natural sweetness and make them extra yummy in the salad.
Because there’s already fantastic flavor from both the peaches and arugula in this summer salad recipe, we keep the dressing simple with a basic vinaigrette. We also enjoy topping our salad off with crumbled goat cheese or freshly shaved parmesan. You can choose any kind of cheese that you enjoy.
If you want to make this salad earlier in the day, simply prep the salad and vinaigrette in the morning and store them separately in the fridge. Then, when you’re ready to serve the salad, give this summer salad a quick toss in the dressing and it’s good to go!