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Fried Peach Pasta Salad w/fresh mangoes & blueberries

But for 24,240 hours, you've patiently waited for me while I explored other things like getting married, expanding my reach on Instagram, getting a promotion, going on many tours with my band and recording two amazing (if I do say so myself) albums. And now I'm back for a little while because I missed you and I hope you missed me too.Speaking of missing stuff: ya know how in the Summer heat you can wait for Fall so you can wear your favorite sweater? And in the dead of Winter all you can daydream about how tan you're going to be come Summer? Well, Boise is officially entering the phase of Summer that makes you beg for Fall. With temps over 100 everyday it can be hard to cook, eat, or just function in general.

This quick and cooling salad is a one stop shop for a meal. It's got everything you need for it to be a successful single main dish, but it def works as side dish too.

The Fried Peach Pasta Salad with Fresh Mangoes and Blueberries is recommended for those of you who could see yourself sneaking into a fancy hotel with a swimming pool on a 115-degree day and ordering mojitos poolside on Room 214 (but paying in cash before you dip out, cuz it would be wrong otherwise).

Fried Peach Pasta Salad w/fresh mangoes & blueberries

4 cups brown rice penne, cooked 
1 tbsp oil
3 peaches, halved
red chili flakes, to taste
3 lemons, juiced
1 tsp of lemon zest
4 tsp stone ground mustard
4 garlic cloves, minced
5 oz arugula
2 c blueberries
1 c chopped mango
salt and black pepper, to taste

  1. heat up that tablespoon of oil in your fave frying pan or cast iron. Sprinkle the cut side of the peaches with a bit of red chili flakes and place cut side down in to that hot AF oil. Keep your eyes on those cuties cuz they'll burn quick. I think mine got these perfect in only 2 or 3 minutes. Set aside to cool while you compile the rest of this blissful beast. 
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, zest, mustard, and minced garlic to make a dressing. 
  3. Toss the remaining ingredients with your dressing and top with your friend peaches.
Upon embarking on plate 2 of this delish salad my mother and I discovered that each serving should be drizzled with balsamic reduction - the bal redux elevated this salad to a-whole-nother place. 

hemp hearts are the perfect glitter to any vegan meal

Other similar dishes you might like:

Wasabi Cucumber Salad
Thai Cashew Salad
Kale Black Bean Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette 
Buffalo Ranch Mushroom Salad
Korean Cole Slaw

Up next, I am about to go a big vacation with my family and we're basically going to be eating our way through the South. But also, I've got a lot of ideas I'm gnawing on; so come back and visit often for new recipes. 

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