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Simple Arugula Salad With Nectarines

Crisp nectarines and toasted walnuts over a bed of peppery arugula and vibrant micro-greens dressed in a simple vinaigrette.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword arugula salad, spring salad, summer salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 181 kcal
Author CookingwithBliss


  • 3.5 oz arugula (half of a regular size bag of arugula) and/or other greens
  • 1 nectarines thinly sliced or peaches
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts optional
  • 3/4 cups micro-greens optional
  • salt to taste

Simple Vinaigrette

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • pinch of pepper optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  Spread walnuts on baking sheet in a single layer and toast in oven for approximate 5 to 7 minutes.  Remove from oven and give a really rough chop.  Set aside.

  2. Prepare vinaigrette. Set aside.

  3. Wash arugula and micro-greens and dry with a salad spinner. Set aside. Wash, dry and slice nectarines thinly. Set aside.

  4. To a mixing bowl, add greens, thinly sliced nectarines and walnuts. Lightly dress salad with vinaigrette BY DRIZZLING A FEW SPOONS AROUND THE EDGE OF THE BOWL WITH THE GREENS AND USING TONGS OR CLEAN HANDS TO LIGHTLY TOSS THE SALAD. This will prevent the salad from getting soggy and others can add more dressing if they choose.

Recipe Notes

**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Arugula Salad With Nectarines
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 298mg13%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.