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Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This hearty salad was created when I needed to clear out some leftovers from the fridge—and it became an instant hit! The grilled peaches are the ultimate "tastes like summer" salad booster. —Lauren Wyler, Dripping Springs, Texas

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain and wild rice
  • 2 medium peaches, quartered
  • 6 cups fresh arugula (about 4 ounces)
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions

  1. For dressing, whisk together first 6 ingredients.
  2. Prepare rice according to package directions; cool slightly. Place peaches on a lightly oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. To serve, add bacon and 1/4 cup dressing to rice. Line a platter with arugula; top with rice mixture and peaches. Drizzle with remaining dressing; top with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 218 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.