Grilled Peach Salad

Grilled Peach Salad

Summer is a good time for fresh fruits and vegetables.  But it’s not the best time to spend stuck in your kitchen, laboring over a hot stove.  The perfect summer salad solves this potential paradox.

The grilled peaches took me outside for a few minutes, and provided a sweet taste and a vibrant color for the salad.  After that, I laid some arugula down as a base, topped it with roma tomatoes, feta cheese, toasted pecans, and a homemade vinaigrette.  The salad was ready in fewer than five minutes – which left me plenty of time to enjoy a sunny Sunday stroll in Saint Louis.

Incidentally, if you’re looking for more salad ideas, Mark Bittman provided a 101 ideas for simple salads in his last article.

Grilled Peach Salad

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes
YIELD: Serves 6

5 ounces of arugula
6 roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
3/4 cup pecans, toasted
4 ounces feta
3 peaches (yellow or white)
1/2 cup of homemade vinaigrette


1.  Grease your grill racks well, as the peach flesh tends to stick.  Cut the peaches into quarters, and grill each side for  about 2 to 3 minutes.

2.  Roast the pecans at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

3.  Slice the peach quarters in half.  Layer each plate with a handful of arugula.  Scatter the arugula with the sliced tomatoes, toasted pecans, feta, and sliced grilled peaches.  Top with homemade vinaigrette, and serve!

Grilled Peach Salad


One response to “Grilled Peach Salad

  1. Looks tasty! Given its slightly bitter/peppery taste, arugula pairs nicely with sweet accompaniments.

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