Grilled Peach Salad

Long before it was considered posh to buy produce in season, our mom was all over it! (You go, mom! :))  That’s right, our cook-everything-from-scratch, granola-baking mom, wouldn’t have even considered an alternative to buying produce in the season that it was grown.  In fact, when we were growing up, you could swing open our refrigerator and have no doubt what season it was.  Most of the year, fruits in our house were apples, oranges and bananas.  But come the warmer months, one of the tell-tale signs summer had sprung was the peaches in our fridge!  And on special occasions in the summer, our mom would stray from her home-made healthy desserts and even buy Breyer’s Peach Ice cream—so if we saw that in our freezer, then we really knew summer had arrived!

 

So, as you can imagine, long before we became registered dietitians, we were intrigued by peaches—they were such a treat for us and even as kids we remember being amazed by how well they satisfied our crazy sweet tooth!  And since then, we’ve created some magical creations with peaches—like our Peaches and Cream Pops  and Peach & Mango Salsa and now this delish number—our Grilled Peach Salad!

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Since peaches are a mouthwatering way to squash a sweet craving, most people don’t think to add them to meals, but their satisfying juicy sweetness makes the perfect addition to almost anything—and they’re especially fabulous in salads.

 

So, throw a few peaches on the grill and whip up this salad—you’ll enjoy an unexpected sweet and savory meal while also benefiting from an extra boost of vitamin C to boost your immunity and help build collagen to keep your skin looking young, potassium for a healthy heart, dietary fiber to keep you regular and vitamin A for good vision! Plus peaches pack in powerful phytonutrients that help to fight off cell damage and that appear to have anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties.

 

Grilled Peach Salad

Serves 2

 

Ingredients:

 

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

pinch of salt

pinch of pepper

 

2 medium ripe peaches, pitted and halved or sliced

3 oz spring greens

1 tablespoon goat cheese (optional)

1 tablespoon sliced almonds

½ tablespoon sunflower seed kernels

 

Directions:

  1. Mix together vinegar, olive oil, a pinch of both salt and pepper and let sit to meld flavors while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  2. Lightly spritz grill with oil in a spray jar. If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill pan on your stove top. Once grill is medium hot, place peaches sliced-side down and heat until they start to sizzle, get grill marks and caramelize.  Then, flip and grill for a few more minutes. Remove peaches from grill and set aside. (We found a metal spatula works best to loosen peaches from grill.)
  3. Toss together spring greens, almonds, sunflower seeds and cheese (if you choose).
  4. Plate the spring green mix, top with warm grilled peaches, drizzle (or spritz!) salad with vinegar & oil mix. (Note: if you spritz dressing, the calories and fat will be less than noted below).

 

This makes a fabulous appetizer salad and would go great served on the side with grilled fish, or chicken!

 

Nutrition Facts Per 1 Serving (without cheese): 144 Calories, 9g Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 148 mg Sodium, 13 g Carbohydrate, 3 g Fiber, 9 g Sugar, 3 g Protein

 

With Cheese

Nutrition Facts Per 1 Serving (with cheese): 170 Calories, 11g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 6 mg Cholesterol, 185 mg Sodium, 13 g Carbohydrate, 3 g Fiber, 9 g Sugar, 4 g Protein

 

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Grilled Peach Salad
 
Author:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 medium ripe peaches, pitted and halved or sliced
  • 3 oz spring greens
  • 1 tablespoon goat cheese (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • ½ tablespoon sunflower seed kernels
Instructions
  1. Mix together vinegar, olive oil, a pinch of both salt and pepper and let sit to meld flavors while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  2. Lightly spritz grill with oil in a spray jar. If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill pan on your stove top. Once grill is medium hot grill place peaches, sliced-side down and heat until they start to sizzle and have started to get grill marks and caramelize, flip and grill for a few more minutes. Remove peaches from grill and set aside. We found a metal spatula works best to loosen peaches from grill.
  3. Toss together spring greens, almonds, sunflower seed and cheese (if you choose).
  4. Plate the spring green mix, top with warm grilled peaches, drizzle (or spritz!) salad with vinegar & oil mix. (Note: if you spritz dressing, the calories and fat will be less than noted below).
  5. This makes a fabulous appetizer salad and would go great served on the side with grilled fish, or chicken!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving NO cheese Calories: 144 Fat: 9 g Carbohydrates: 13 g Sugar: 9 g Sodium: 148 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 3 g

 

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