Grilled Peach, Black Rice &

Arugula Salad

NUTRITIONAL NOTES

 

PEACHES: By making use of their own antioxidants, peaches help the body fight back damaging free radicals, a dangerous factors contributes significantly to cancer. The nutrients in peaches are great for skin health.  

BLACK RICE:  Black rice is a whole grain, therefore it's a complex carbohydrate that takes your body more time to digest, giving you more energy for longer. Research on black rice has shown that it has a more impressive nutrient profile than any other type of rice. It is high in fiber, packed with protein, and is high in antioxidants.

ARUGULA: Arugula is a low calorie way of adding a lot of flavor and nutrition to your dishes.  In addition to having a slightly peppery flavor, it has a rich source of phytonutrients that have been known to combat cancer-causing elements in the body.  

Gluten-Free. Refined Sugar Free, Vegan Option

Serves 4-6 people

INGREDIENTS:

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

½ teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

 

1 ½ cup cooked black rice (follow package instructions)

3 medium peaches, quartered

1 tbsp olive oil

6 cups fresh arugula (about 4 ounces)

1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)

salt & pepper, to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Prepare rice according to package directions; cool slightly.

 

Place peaches in a small bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Place peaches on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally.

While peaches are grilling, mix your dressing. In a mason jar or container with a lid, pour in vinegar, mustard, olive oil, maple syrup, shallot, salt and cayenne pepper (if using).  Shake jar until the dressing is combined.  

 

Compose you salad by first adding 1/4 dressing to rice. Line a platter with arugula; top with rice mixture and peaches. Drizzle with remaining dressing; top with cheese (if using). 

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