Our friend Amie Valpone has a great new cookbook out that is at the top of our list: Eating Clean, The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body. Yes to all of the above! She's sharing one of her favorite dishes with us: Magical Peach Arugula Salad. MMMMMM.

Here’s a dish that provides a big payoff for very little effort. It takes about five minutes to throw this salad together, and the combination of peppers, peaches, and arugula is simply beautiful. Serve it in a wide bowl to show off its good looks.

10 cups arugula
5 medium ripe peaches, pitted and diced
2 yellow or orange bell peppers, diced
1⁄3 cup finely chopped raw walnuts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a large bowl, combine the arugula, peaches, bell peppers, and walnuts. 
In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. 
Drizzle the dressing over the arugula mixture, toss, and serve.


Thanks, Amie!
For more, check out Eating Clean, The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body


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Posted on February 23, 2016 .