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Jul 12, 2007 09:01 AM

Wow! Arugula Peach Salad w/Creamy Chive Vinaigrette

I got my new Bon Appetit yesterday and there's a recipe for a fantastic salad, Arugula with Peaches and a Creamy Chive Vinaigrette. I happened to have everything on hand, including very ripe peaches. I wouldn't try doing this unless the peaches are perfect, I think it really requires them to be at their best.

I don't think we're allowed to post exact recipes, are we? It's on Page 79 "The 13 Things You'll Make All Summer". It's ridiculously easy, the vinaigrette is only olive oil, whipping cream (!), lemon juice and chives. If I'm allowed to post it, let me know and I'll write it out.

I'm always on the lookout for new salads, this was one I'd expect to see in a restaurant and if I didn't have the recipe, I probably wouldn't have been able to recreate at home, because I never would have known whipping cream was the secret ingedient!

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  1. Thanks! I must have skimmed over that the other night when I was reading the issue. I will definitely be trying it after a trip to the farmer's market Saturday morning.

    1. Oh my goodness, I finally made it last night and you're right - it's lovely! I have to confess that I didn't follow it precisely. I try hard to keep things low-fat, so I replaced the heavy cream with a mixture of fat-free half-and-half and low-fat sour cream. It worked out beautifully. Then, I also had some blueberries, so I threw in a handful with the peaches.

      It is a wonderful, surprising salad that would be excellent for a luncheon. The flavors are all so mild, but they all work together. It's just so unusual. Thanks for recommending it!

      1. I'll have to try that w/the blueberries sometime. Sounds good too!

        1. Arugula and juicy fruit is always a great combination, because you get the peppery kick from the greens and the sweetness from the fruit. I had arugula, cantalupe and proscuitto for lunch, but I'll have to pick up some peaches for the Bon Appetite recipe.