Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Crispy Bacon

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Farmers Market Month
If you are looking for a summer salad to serve for a special luncheon guest, look no further – this is it. The best part is many of the ingredients can be found right here, fresh from your local farmer’s market. After all, August is Farmer’s Market month in Kansas and with over 140 markets across the state, you’re not far from a delicious meal! Crispy bacon and flavorful goat cheese really spruce up this salad. But ripe peaches and homegrown tomatoes are the stars of this show and they make delicious companions!
Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Crispy Bacon

2 large ripe peaches, sliced
2 homegrown, vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced and quartered (or substitute halved grape or cherry tomatoes)
2 cups baby arugula (or substitute baby spinach)
2 Tbs. goat cheese crumbles
2 slices cooked, crumbled bacon
Dressing
1 Tbs. spicy brown or Dijon mustard
1/4 cup champagne vinegar (or sub rice or white wine vinegar)
1/2 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. In a large bowl, toss peaches, tomatoes, and arugula; divide mixture between two plates. Top each salad with goat cheese crumbles and bacon; drizzle each salad with prepared dressing, as desired.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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**This recipe was featured on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen with From the Land of Kansas, as part of WIBW 13 News This Morning, August 2015.  Nothing tastes better than fruits and vegetables fresh from your local Kansas Farmers Market! And to order your favorite From the Land of Kansas products and ingredients, visit our new ecommerce sight. 
 

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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