With farmer’s markets overflowing with the most wonderful summer produce, what better way to embrace this seasonal bounty than a salad that combines fresh heirloom tomatoes, peppery arugula, white nectarines and sliced avocado. A bright, simple vinaigrette of Grove Provisions extra virgin olive oil and Coastal Kick white vinegar brings out the fresh flavors. A generous sprinkle of our Flake Sea Salt tops it off! (Adapted from Sunset Magazine)
• 6 oz. fresh arugula – feel free to use less or more depending on your taste2-3 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced. Try to combine different varieties for color and taste2-3 firm but ripe white nectarines, wedge cut leaving on the skin1 large (or 2 small) just ripe avocados, sliced2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil – either the 100% Arbequina, or for a little more robust taste, The Meld2 tbsp. Coastal Kick white vinegarFreshly ground pepper and saltGP Flake Sea Salt to finish
Assemble the salad on a nice platter, not a bowl. Wisk together the oil and vinegar. Place the sliced tomatoes on the platter and drizzle with about half of the vinaigrette and sprinkle on a pinch of regular salt. Place half the arugula on top of the tomatoes, then add the nectarine and avocado slices. Add the balance of the arugula and gently toss ingredients with the balance of the vinaigrette. Finish to taste with our Flake Sea Salt and a few turns of the pepper grinder.