Arugula Salad with Grilled Plums and Manchego

Arugula Salad with Grilled Plums and Manchego

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Arugula Salad with Grilled Plums and Manchego

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La Cocina Goya

This summer, serve a salad that’s refreshingly unique, simple and loaded with seasonal flavors! Start by grilling fresh summer plums and savory red onions, then toss with arugula and a quick vinaigrette featuring GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sweetened with honey. Top with salty Spanish Manchego cheese and crunchy toasted hazelnuts, then sit back and relax while the compliments roll in.

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ripe plums (about 1¼ lbs.), pitted and quartered


red onion, cut into wedges attached at root end

4 tbsp.

GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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2 tsp.

chopped chipotle peppers, plus 1 tsp. adobo sauce from 1 can (7 oz.) GOYA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce


GOYA® Honey

6 cups

baby arugula

2 oz.

GOYA® Manchego Cheese, grated (about ½ cup)

¼ cup

toasted hazelnuts, chopped

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Step 1

Heat grill to medium heat. In medium bowl, toss together plums, onions, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon Adobo. Add plums and onions to hot grill grates. Grill plums, flipping once, until charred and just tender, about 4 minutes. Grill onions, flipping once, until crisp tender, about 8 minutes. Transfer plums and onions to cutting board until cool enough to handle. Halve plum wedges lengthwise. Trim root ends of onions to separate into strips; set aside.

Step 2

In large bowl, whisk together vinegar, chopped chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, honey, remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and remaining ½ teaspoon Adobo. Toss in arugula, plums and onions until coated with dressing. Top with Manchego cheese and hazelnuts.

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Make this Salad into the Main Event

To make this Arugula Salad with Grilled Plums and Manchego into a main course, simply top with grilled pork tenderloin or shrimp.

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Salads Under 40

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truly treat recipe. i just loved it and used it as a prototype for many salads after. fantastic, thanks!


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