Arugula with Peaches, Concord Grapes & Feta ♥

Arugula? Rocket? For some months, I've kept my eye out since Anne's Food so often writes about the remarkable salads it yields. And then, there it was, a great big basketful at the Green Market in St Louis' Central West End. Gorgeous!

I dressed it simply, just good olive oil and lemon juice, since the toppings were so full of flavor.

NEXT TIME
  • Sliced peaches (sadly, the last ones of a wonderful year for the local Eckert's peaches) were the star topping, pairing beautifully with the peppery bite of the arugula and radish sprouts and the creaminess of the feta.

  • The Concord grapes? They were delicious on their own but didn't add much to the combination except color. (Isn't that one a pretty salad?!)


FROM THE ARCHIVES The Recipe Box has a growing collection of mostly simple green salads.

ARUGULA with PEACHES, CONCORD GRAPES & FETA
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
Serves 4
Weight Watchers 1 point per serving
NetCarb 4 per serving


Arugula for 4 (four cups, maybe?)
1 tablespoon good olive oil
A squeeze of lemon juice
Sprinkle of good salt

Peaches
Concord grapes (not recommended in this combination)
Feta

In a salad spinner, wash and spin the greens, let drain while mixing the dressing. In a salad bowl, use a fork to whisk the olive oil and lemon juice. Add the greens and toss with your hands. Sprinkle with salt. Top with peaches, (grapes if using) and crumbled feta. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION ESTIMATE
(With 4 cups arugula, 1 large peach, 2 tablespoons feta) Per Serving: 63 Cal (61% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 30% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 5 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; NetCarb4; 58 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 58 mg Sodium; 4 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 1 point

SHORTHAND RECIPE ...
ARUGULA w PEACHES Dress greens w EVOO, lemon juice. Top w ripe peaches, feta crumbles. WW1 VV06


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5 comments:

My very favorite kind of salad greens! I love this combination.

That's a pretty salad and a beautiful photo!

I love fruit in green salads. The peaches are mostly gone here in Rhode Island, but the pears on my own trees are just ready to pick. Pears, endive, arugula....perfect.

Arugula, peaches, concord grapes and feta all look wonderful together. Sounds like a fantatsic combination.

I might have to get some arugula this week to try this (before the peaches go out of season!)

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