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Balsamic Peach Arugula Salad

This Balsamic Peach Arugula Salad is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. You can use frozen peaches so enjoy as an entree or side any time of year.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

Roasted Balsamic Peaches

  • 12 - 15 frozen peach slices
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ghee, melted

Veggies

  • 15 - 20 thin stalks of asparagus
  • 2 tsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 4 oz arugula
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup pistachios

Balsamic Glaze

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spread frozen peach slices on half of a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Leave room to add your asparagus later. Drizzle melted ghee and 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar over the peaches. Place in oven and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Carefully flip peach slices. You should see some good caramelization already starting.
  • Spread asparagus on remaining side of baking sheet. Lay red onion on top of the asparagus. Drizzle 1 tsp olive oil over the asparagus and red onion. Liberally salt and pepper. Bake peaches, asparagus, and red onion for 10 minutes. (I recommend using thin stalks of asparagus for this salad but if you only have thicker stalks you'll want to increase your baking time here to around 12 minutes.)
  • While everything is in the oven prepare your balsamic glaze. Add 1 cup balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium. You should see bubbling along the outside of your pan. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally as vinegar begins to thicken and coat the spoon. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes. It will thicken a bit more as it sits and you'll end up with around 1/4 cup of balsamic glaze.
  • Let's assemble the salad! Divide your arugula into two bowls. Toss with remaining 1 tsp olive oil. Salt and pepper. Add half the asparagus, red onion, and peaches to each dish. Drizzle balsamic glaze over top. Sprinkle pistachios on top. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition information is based on serving this to two people as an entree. You can easily enjoy this into a side salad for four people. Simply divide the nutrition information in half.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad (1/2 of all ingredients), Calories: 418kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 50mg, Potassium: 1077mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 2805IU, Vitamin C: 28.1mg, Calcium: 185mg, Iron: 5.3mg