Grilled Peach Salad with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette
A Must Try Summer Salad ~ So simple, fresh & delicious! Summer peaches are sweet and juicy and their flavor intensifies on the grill.
Simple Ingredients ~ Yellow and White Grilled Peaches, Toasted Hazelnuts & Almonds, Red Oak Lettuce, Little Gem Lettuce, Colorful Cherry Tomatoes and an Awesome Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette with Honey, Mustard and Thyme
1 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
Grill the peaches:
Wash and dry them, cut in half, then discard the pits. Place the 4 halves on a plate.
Set grill to medium – high heat. Brush the grates with neutral oil.
Add 1 teaspoon of neutral oil and 1/2 teaspoon honey on the plate. Brush the cut sides of the peaches with the oil and honey with a basting brush.
Grill, cut side down until strong grill marks form. Remove from the grill. (If the peaches are very firm, cook on the skin side 2 minutes over a lower flame.) Add the peaches to the plate.
Make the Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette:
Add the first eight ingredients (all but the oil) in a medium sized bowl.
Give a big stir with a large whisk, and let stand for 15 minutes to macerate.
Pour oil into a measuring cup, and add to the bowl, slowly in a stream while you whisk.
Continue streaming – a little faster the second half, until thickened and emulsified.
Add the chopped thyme before serving.
Store in a clean glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Place the lettuces, cut or torn, on a large platter or individual plates.
Slice each grilled peach halves into 6 wedges; 24 wedges in all.
Top the salad with the peaches and tomatoes; sprinkle all around with toasted hazelnuts and almonds.
Drizzle all over with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette, saving some for another use – and enjoy.
Garnish with tender thyme leaves or sprigs if you like.
Other add ins:
The possibilities are endless!
~ Add grilled proteins for a main course salad – slice and marinade in the vinaigrette…delicious!
~ Add crumbled or sliced cheese: Mozzarella, Goat, Feta, Manchego or your favorite.
~ Add other vegetables and salads. Suggestions: Sliced Avocado, Grilled Corn Off the Cob,
Roasted or Grilled Peppers, Thin sliced Vadalia Onions, Fresh Arugula and Sunflower Sprouts.
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This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer