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Arugula Salad with Grilled Red Plums

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 5 oz arugula
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup diced dried apricots
  • 3 ripe red plums pitted and sliced into 1/6ths

_For the Vinaigrette_

  • 1 shallot peeled, and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a blender combine all ingredients for the vinaigrette. Process until shallot is completely pureed. Pour into a mason jar to save for later.
  • Preheat a cast iron grill pan to high heat.
  • Place plum pieces on the grill pan in a diagonal pattern and sear for 1-2 minutes, or until black grill marks are evident. Flip and repeat on the opposite side. (Note- I had to do this in 2 batches for all the plums).
  • Set plums aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the arugula and about half of the dressing. Toss to coat. Sample the greens and add more dressing, to taste.
  • Plate onto 4 separate salad places. Evenly distribute the almonds, feta, and dried apricots between the salads.
  • Arrange 5 plum pieces around each plate in a star pattern.
  • Serve immediately.