Lunch Today: Peach, Grapefruit and Avocado on Arugula

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peachesPeach season has started. We buy them by the basket and they do not last long. And although our favorite way to enjoy them is just to wash and bite right in, peaches make a nutritious and colorful addition to many recipes.

Peaches contain a concentrated dose of vitamin C, a disease-fighting antioxidant required for tissue repair, maintenance of bone, cartilage and teeth, and formation of skin, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. They also contain vitamin A, another antioxidant that’s important for eye and immune health, reproduction and cell function.

This recipe combines avocados, grapefruit and spicy arugula for a completely seasonal meal. You can’t get more fresh than this!

Peach, Grapefruit and Avocado on Arugula

Dressing

• 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
• 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
• 1 tsp tamari
• 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tsp maple syrup or agave
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1 large garlic clove, finely minced

Salad

• 12 to 16 cups arugula
• 1 large ripe peach, thinly sliced
• 1 large grapefruit, peeled and segmented
• 1 avocado, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

To make the dressing, whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until blended thoroughly. Set aside.

Toss arugula with 1/2 to 3/4 of the dressing, then arrange it in a large, shallow bowl or on a serving platter. Top with peach, grapefruit, and avocado. Sprinkle nuts and mint on top. Finish with a bit more dressing and enjoy!

Photo from here, with thanks.

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