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Grilled Peach, Arugula and Mint Salad

Posted Sep 05 2012 11:09am

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! :) It feels kinda nice that we’re already midway through the week right?

Sorry for disappearing on you yesterday – I had a pretty long day at work and then came home and had a much needed skype session with Erin . Things always seem better when you can talk them out with your best friends don’t you think?

Anyway, I had intended on posting a new salad recipe last night but by the time we finished up our chat I was ready for bed. So here it is for you this morning :)

Grilled Peach, Arugula and Mint Salad

Ingredients:

- 2 c arugula

- 1 medium-ripe peach, sliced

- 1 bunch fresh mint, torn

- 1 1/2 tbsp goat cheese

- 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

- 6-8 medium shrimp, raw, thawed (if desired)

Directions: Coat peach slices and shrimp (if using) lightly in olive oil and place on grill. Grill for 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on grill temperature (I found the peaches took a little longer than the shrimp). In a large salad bowl arrange arugula, mint, and goat cheese. Top with peaches and shrimp and drizzle balsamic vinegar over entire salad.

I thought this was a light and refreshing end-of-summer salad. The peaches and mint add enough flavor that I didn’t really feel the need for a *dressing* so to speak and found the balsamic to be just enough. I had this salad for dinner so I added shrimp for a little extra protein but if you’re not a seafood fan or if you just wanted a lighter, side salad option you could definitely omit the shrimp and I’m sure it would still taste great. Let me know if you try it!

Well I’m off to do the work thang. Hope you’re having a great week!

Kristi

Any favorite summer salad recipes to share?

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