A vibrant and refreshing salad that perfectly balances peppery arugula with the sweet and juicy flavors of stone fruits. This salad is a delightful combination of textures and flavors, ideal for a light lunch or as a side dish for any meal. It’s especially great in the summer when stone fruits are at their peak.


  • 4 cups fresh arugula, washed and dried
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 2 ripe nectarines, sliced
  • 1 ripe plum, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine arugula, peach slices, nectarine slices, plum slices, cherry tomatoes, and red onion.
  2. In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the walnuts until fragrant and lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Let them cool and then add to the salad.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, and Dijon mustard until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  5. Crumble goat cheese over the top of the salad.
  6. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 5g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes


  • Serves: 4 people

Arugula Salad with Stone Fruit is a delightful and easy-to-make dish that’s sure to bring a burst of summer freshness to your table. The combination of sweet fruits, peppery arugula, tangy cheese, and crunchy nuts is a match made in culinary heaven. Enjoy this salad on its own or pair it with a light entrée for a complete meal!

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