• Jonathan Desai

Peach, Fig, and Arugula Salad with Spicy Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

This salad is a celebration of taste and texture. There are juicy peaches and luscious figs tossed with bitter arugula and studded with sweet little pieces of date. The vinaigrette ties it all together with the hit of sriracha and lemon. The chopping and slicing takes a bit of time, but the result is worth it. Serves 2–4

Ingredients: For the vinaigrette

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¾ cup olive oil

Ingredients: For the salad

  • 5 ounces arugula, rinsed and dried

  • 4 peaches, pitted and sliced

  • 8 figs, quartered

  • ⅓ cup pitted dates, coarsely chopped

  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced


  1. Prepare the vinaigrette: Combine the garlic, lemon juice, honey, sriracha, and salt in a lidded jar. Add the oil and shake well until incorporated.

  2. Assemble the salad: Spread the arugula on a large platter.

  3. Place the peaches, figs, dates, and shallots in a small bowl and toss with about 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette, then place on top of the arugula.

  4. Serve with remaining vinaigrette.

Excerpted from Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love, and Eat. Text copyright 2019 by Quad Webb. Cover photograph copyright 2019 by Will Sterling. Reproduced by permission of The Countryman Press. All rights reserved.

Courtesy of Reminder Media, American Lifestyle

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