Gorgonzola, Peach, Arugula Salad with Summer Fruit Vinaigrette {with or without steak!}

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Cam and I were reminded {while devouring!} this dinner that gorgonzola and peaches compliment each other perfectly. Also, that the peppery taste of arugula is so yummy with grilled steak. And to top it all off? A light, fresh, fruity vinaigrette that takes no more than a few minutes to make and is phenomenal in this salad and for dipping crusty bread into. 

It's overall a fantastic meal for summertime.
Grilled steak on top is optional, of course... but highly, highly recommended. 
That would be Cameron's son inside my belly yelling that out!


The vinaigrette is easily made from peaches, strawberries, lemon, EVOO, red wine vinegar and a pinch of sea salt. It's delicious with chicken, fish, and even adds great flavor on sammies, too.


Gorgonzola, Peach, Arugula Salad with Summer Fruit Vinaigrette {with or without steak}
2-4 C arugula
1-2 peaches, sliced
1 C cherry tomatoes, halved
1 large handful of gorgonzola, crumbled
walnuts for garnish
grilled steak {optional, though my baby boy says you should}

Vinaigrette:
1/2 C frozen peaches
1/2 C frozen strawberries
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1/4 C red wine vinegar
1 C EVOO
pinch of sea salt

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Toss with the salad and enjoy! You can also dip bread in the vinaigrette, use it for a chicken or fish marinade or a dressing on sandwiches.

28 comments:

  1. the red meat must be a baby boy thing...I was the same way with my son and I'm not really a meat person!

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    1. I wasn't a big red meat person either before our babe, but NOW? huuuge fan!

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  2. This sounds like Heaven, and something very similar to what I ate for dinner tonight. I had romaine lettuce with grilled chicken, blue cheese, dried cranberries, cucumbers and balsamic vinegerette dressing. Down right divine! :)

    I'll be trying this recipe very soon indeed! Thanks for sharing.
    xo
    Alisha and Brandon {the blog}

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    1. ooooh that sounds amazing!! thanks for sharing (:

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  3. This sounds like heaven! definitely trying this recipe out! :)
    xoxo

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  4. Holy cow, this sounds amazing! I will have to try this salad!
    - Rachel/ With Love, Rachel

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    1. haha. hope you like it, Rachel!

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  5. This sounds delicious! Bookmarking for later :)

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  6. Steak is never optional these days. This is beautiiiiiful and scrumptious.

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    1. no, never. (; love you.

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  7. Your pictures are divine. Do you mind me asking what camera/editing tools you use?

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    1. Thank you!! I shoot with a nikon d90 and everytime I edit I simply up the brightness and contrast and occasionally the vibrance - in photoshop elements (:

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  8. Looks delicious! I made a spinach salad last night for my husband with fresh goat cheese...I've been obsessed with goat cheese lately!

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  9. mmmm you had me at crusty bread. You're in the home stretch when you can add on a nice big ol' glass of white wine to accompany a dinner like this!!
    miss you dear friend!
    love, lanneybear

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    1. can't wait til we're reunited and can have a glass (bottleS) together. miss you!!

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  10. yummy yummy! and so beautiful too! xox

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  11. Perfect summer salad!

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  12. Sounds like a beautiful and delicious recipe - can't wait to try it out! And, as always, beautiful pictures!

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  13. That looks beautiful and delicious!!!

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  14. yummyyyummy. i feel as though you are the queen of these salads. love it!
    http://anticipationblog.blogspot.it/2013/07/fiesole.html

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    1. Hahaha, aka I need to come up with something different! I can't help myself - I love a good salad! (:

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  15. I made this recipe {with steak ;) } for a group of my friends last night and everyone LOVED it! What a wonderful flavor combination and the opportunity to use peaches while they're in season is always wonderful. The vinaigrette was out of this world!! Thank you for sharing this yummy dish!

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    1. Nicole!!!!! Thank you SO much for telling me! You made my whole morning!!

      So glad you guys liked it.

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