Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Recipe: Arugula Salad with Grilled Fruit

I love fruit. Almost all kinds of fruit. Name a fruit, I probably like it. Fruit on salad? Yes, please...it is delicious!

Arugula Salad with Grilled Fruit

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Serves: 4-6

You Will Need:

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 shallot, minced
6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

3 apricots, halved, stones removed (peaches, plums, red apples or figs are alternatives)
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
3 ounces pancetta, thinly sliced
8 cups baby arugula
1/2 cup coarsely chopped, skinned and toasted hazelnuts

For the Vinaigrette: Combine the balsamic vinegar and shallot in a small bowl. Slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper.

For the Salad: Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Brush the fruit halves with olive oil and grill for 2 minutes on each side. On the other side of the grill cook the pancetta slices on each side, until crispy, about 1-2 minutes.

To serve: Place the arugula in a large salad bowl. Slice the grilled fruit and add to the bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss to lightly coat the arugula. Crumble the pancetta over the top and sprinkle with the hazelnuts. Serve immediately.


Julie Magers Soulen said...

This sounds absolutely yummy!

Char said...

I love fruit on my salads too - my favorite is pears and apples with cheddar and walnuts.


Damn!...you made me drool!...

PamperingBeki said...

Beautiful salad!

But the Disney music?! You're killing me here. I want to go back sooooo bad!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Thanks, Ladies--I've yet to try it but couldn't resist sharing it. :)

The Stapelia Company said...

Mmmm, I want some! And plus, I love the word arugula which is most important.

The Stapelia Company said...

Mmm, I want some! Plus, I love the word arugula and that's most important of all...

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