I think I am a salad wizard. Give me some greens and a few simple, maybe not conventional ingredients, and wa la.. A freaking amazing, yet simple salad to please and appease all us salad eating people.
Some might say that fruit in salad is not right (the mr says that... pa-lease dude) but those folks are wrong. Fruit for sure belongs and brings a whole new world of flavor combinations. For this bowl of salad magic, we are going with spicy arugula paired with sweet peach, a nice crisp bit and tangy onion, topped with creamy, nutty almond butter dressing It hits all the flavor note: sweet, spicy, creamy, and a little acidic with the help of a lemon. What more can you ask for? (I would like to ask for a million dollars and a pair of metallic gold high tops.. if we get to ask for more) This is another winner in the my salad game.
Sure, you are going to eat this for dinner, but as I am sitting here I am thinking this would make me happy to eat for breakfast. Think about that. (salad for breakfast is a thing)
The stuff. A big bowl of fresh and clean arugula, a ripe, but firm peach, half a sweet onion, almond butter, a lemon, a little tamari, a bit of honey, pepper, a splash of water, and some almonds.
The peach and onion get sliced super thin
And tossed into the bowl with the arugula. Take half of that lemon and squeeze the juice all over and toss around with a good bit of cracked pepper.
And for the dressing, just mix together the almond butter ,the juice of the other half of lemon, the tamari, and the honey. Add in enough water to thin it out enough that you can drizzle it on to the salad
The drizzle it all over. And go ahead and chop up some almonds and toss those in as well.
Share it or don't (I say don't)
A fresh,sweet and spicy salad to get this summer started.
Arugula Peach Salad with Almond Dressing
serves 1 hungry person or 2 side salads
- A few big handfuls of fresh arugula (about 5 oz)
- 1 ripe, but firm peach
- 1/2 a vidalia (or any sweet) onion
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon tamari. (soy, or liquid amino's work too)
- 2 teaspoon honey or maple
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- cracked pepper
- a few toasted almonds (optional)
Place clean greens in a big bowl. Thinly slice up onion and segment and thinly slice up peach. Toss into bowl with the arugula. Squeeze in the juice of the other half of lemon, crack in some pepper, and give it all a good toss.
Now for the dressing,. Grab a small bowl and mix together the almond butter, honey , tamari, and the juice of half the lemon. Once that's all mix together, mix in a little water until the sauce is thin enough to drizzle. (start with a tablespoon and add more if needed)
And now dress the salad. Drizzle and toss the dressing all over the salad and toss in a handful of chopped almonds. More pepper if you like.
All you need to do now is eat it.