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Peachy Arugula Pasta Salad

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Arugula and Peach Pasta Salad

🌱✨ Calling all pasta lovers! Dive into our refreshing Peachy Arugula Pasta Saladd. Bursting with vibrant flavors and wholesome ingredients, it’s the perfect fusion of sweet and savory. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this delightful vegan creation! 🍑🥗

OVERVIEW

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Calories: Approximately 300 kcal per serving

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz (225g) pasta (such as fusilli or penne)
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 4 cups arugula, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled vegan feta cheese (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (for non-vegan option)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped (for garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  2. In a small dry skillet, toast the sliced almonds over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the cooked pasta, sliced peaches, arugula, and toasted almonds.
  4. If using vegan feta cheese, crumble it over the salad ingredients.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup (or honey), salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients in the bowl.
  7. Toss the salad gently until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  8. Garnish the Peachy Arugula Pasta Salad with chopped fresh basil leaves.
  9. Serve immediately as a delicious and refreshing meal or side dish.
  10. Enjoy the delightful combination of sweet peaches, peppery arugula, and tangy dressing in this vibrant pasta salad!

This Peachy Arugula Pasta Salad is a delightful summer dish that combines the sweetness of ripe peaches with the peppery flavor of arugula and the crunch of toasted almonds. It’s perfect for picnics, barbecues, or as a light and refreshing meal any time of the year.

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