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

WHAT TO GRAB:
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

HOW YOU DO IT:

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

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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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