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Pear, Arugula and Padron Salad with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe

Pear, Arugula and Padron Salad with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Arugula is the perfect addition to any salad. This peppery little green can be eaten raw, sautéed, or steamed. Arugula is a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber and potassium. 

Check out this delicious recipe from our friends at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.


  • 1 pound arugula, washed
  • 1 pear sliced thin
  • 4 padron peppers (shishito peppers), sliced thinly
  • 6 ounces fresh Brebis cheese
  • 8 ounces bacon ends, cut into large dice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper

To make the vinaigrette:

Render the bacon until it is crispy but still chewy. Save bacon drippings.

In a separate bowl combine mustard, vinegar, fresh thyme and seasoning. Whisk in warm bacon drippings followed by extra virgin olive oil.

For the salad:

Toss arugula with peppers, pears and vinaigrette, being careful not to overdress the salad. Crumble Brebris cheese on top of salad and garnish with crispy bacon.

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