“Nature’s candy in my hand or can or a pie”… PEACHES!! Quick & Healthy Grilled Peach Salad

Movin' to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

Movin’ to the country,
gonna eat a lot of peaches

Think all the way back to 1995… what was your favorite song? As 7th grader my music taste was impeccable and a great alternative rock band named The President’s of the United States of America, released a song entitled PEACHES! This was way before I knew I wanted to be a dietitian but even back then my obsession with yummy health food had started in song. If you don’t remember this amazingly talented band, who had a knack for catchy, meaningful lyrics, I suggested you watch their video below. But let me warn you, once you do you will be humming this tune and thinking about peaches all day long!

 

I have to say my favorite line from this song is “Peaches come from a can, they were put there by a man“!   That may be true for many of us during the cold northeast winters, but summer is the perfect time to pick sweet, fresh, juicy and flavorful peaches. Not only are they natures candy but they are full of vitamin C, potassium and fiber!

The newest way I have been enjoying peaches is grilled, which intensifies their natural sweetness and color. You can serves grilled peaches as a dessert with fresh whip cream and  a sprinkle of cinnamon or enjoy them first thing in the morning for breakfast with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, a touch of honey and fresh sprigs of mint. However my go to way to serve grilled peaches is in a salad.  This Grilled Peach Salad is perfect dish to make ahead of time and dazzle all your friends with, with hardly any work at all!

Grilled Peach Salad

Ingredients:Movin' to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

  • 5 ripe peaches, cut in half, pits removed
  • Fresh baby kale (about 5 cups)
  • Fresh arugula (about 5 cups)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup silvered almonds
  • 4 Tbps extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

 

Steps:

(1) Make dressing by whisking together olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, honey and salt and pepper. Grilled Peach Salad

(2) Pre heat the grill and brush the peach flesh with the dressing.Grilled Peach Salad

(3) Place peaches, cut side down, on the hot grill. Grill for about five minutes, or until the peaches are soft and have grill marks. Let cool and then slice.Grilled Peach Salad

(4) While peaches are grilling toast the almonds in a cast iron skillet until golden brown and let cool.Grilled Peach Salad

(5) In a large bowl or plate combine baby kale, and arugula. Sprinkle salad with blueberries and toasted almonds and add your yummy grilled peaches. Grilled Peach Salad

Grilled Peach Salad

Movin’ to the country,gonna eat a lot of peaches!

 

So you don’t have to move to the country to eat a lot of peaches, just throw them on the grill and enjoy!

 

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