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This refreshing salad makes the most of peak-season summer produce.

Keep it simple and green with food writer and cookbook author Susie Middleton’s new recipe collection. If you’re angling to adapt a more plant-based diet, there’s no better path to healthy living than a reliable cookbook filled with delicious, attractive vegetable dishes developed by a pro. This grilled peach and arugula salad is everything a summer salad should be. 

This casual summertime supper salad features two of my favorite pairings. First, there’s the kicky flavor contrast of sweet summer peaches with brightly acidic vine-ripened tomatoes. Second, there’s the fun textural juxtaposition of juicy tomatoes and crunchy grilled bread. The tomato-bread mix is a twist on an Italian panzanella salad, only here it is used a bit more like a garnish for an arugula, peach, and grilled onion salad. (Arugula never had it so good!) A drizzle of balsamic vinegar, lime, and maple syrup brings together all the flavor points in this colorful mix. If you’ve never grilled peaches before, no worries — it’s much easier than it sounds, and quite delicious. You can use nectarines if you like instead.

Reprinted with permission from Simple Green Suppers