Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grilled Peach Salad with Feta and Honey Balsamic Glaze

Every time I hear the word peaches I immediately start singing the song “Peaches” by The Presidents of the USA. Sing it with me people:

Movin’ to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
I’m movin’ to the country I’m gonna eat me a lot of peaches

May that song now be stuck in your head all day long. You are welcome.

My mom was kind enough to stop by Mood’s, a local farmers’ market, and pick up a couple pounds of peaches for me. Last year I used my bulk supply to make peach jam. This year I wanted to change it up a bit.

After unsuccessfully searching for ideas in my massive stack of cookbooks and bookmarked recipes I put the peaches aside and began to make dinner. The ribs that I had been slow cooking all day were almost ready. Approximately 2.2 seconds before we were ready to eat I decided to incorporate the peaches into our meal. I did another search and found this recipe. The peaches were phenomenal. We devoured them. The ribs? I won’t be making them again. The marinade was bland. I was thoroughly amused that the highlight of our meal was something that was last minute and took almost no time to make. Ahhh life, you are a stinker sometimes.

After successfully serving the peaches as a side dish for our entree I decided to experiment with them as a salad. This time I added some chopped cashews to give the dish a little crunch. I do not have any pictures of the salad with the glaze. It gets messy in a “I need to devour this right away” kind of way that is not too photogenic.

Grilled Peach Salad with Feta and Honey Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients

4 peaches

1/2 cup honey

1/8 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/2 cup cashews, chopped

5 ounces baby arugula

Directions

Mix honey and balsamic together and blend well. Set aside.

Halve peaches and remove pit. Slice into quarter pieces.

Place quarter pieces with one side down onto a heated grill. (I used a grill pan.)

Grill until peaches are tender and grill marks appear. Flip and repeat on opposite side.

Remove from grill and brush with glaze.

Arrange the glazed peaches on a bed of arugula. Top with chopped pecans and crumbled feta. Serve immediately.

http://laphemmephoodie.com/2011/08/grilled-peach-salad-with-feta-and-honey-balsamic-glaze.html


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27 Responses to “Grilled Peach Salad with Feta and Honey Balsamic Glaze”

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    RavieNomNoms — August 17, 2011 @ 3:11 PM

    I love the mixture of feta and fruit! I think it is fantastic. Something about the tanginess of the cheese and the sweetness of the fruit just goes so well together

    • Wendy replied: — August 17th, 2011 @ 4:09 PM

      You are so right! The combo of flavors really work together in this salad.

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    Lisa~~ — August 17, 2011 @ 6:19 PM

    The grilled peaches look so wonderful as does the whole salad.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

    • Wendy replied: — August 17th, 2011 @ 9:41 PM

      Thanks Lisa! The salad was incredibly tasty.

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    Tiffany — August 17, 2011 @ 6:44 PM

    I recently paired grilled peaches with balsamic! Great minds think alike, I suppose 😉

    • Wendy replied: — August 17th, 2011 @ 9:41 PM

      Tiffany I wholeheartedly agree. Great minds do think alike:)

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    Mike@The Culinary Lens — August 17, 2011 @ 6:48 PM

    I cannot believe how good grille peaches are. Feta and Balsamic Really pull this together.

    • Wendy replied: — August 17th, 2011 @ 9:42 PM

      Mike can you believe that I rarely eat grilled peaches? Forgot how good they are until I made this. So easy to make too.

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    Melissa@EyesBigger — August 18, 2011 @ 2:59 AM

    I love that song by the Presidents (and it is stuck in my head now). I’m a on a big fruit and feta/balsamic vinegar kick this summer, especially with watermelon. I think it would be perfect with peaches.

    • Wendy replied: — August 18th, 2011 @ 6:59 AM

      Finally someone else who loves that song. I thought i was the only one:)

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    Shelby — August 18, 2011 @ 7:06 AM

    Looks DELICIOUS!

    • Wendy replied: — August 19th, 2011 @ 7:47 AM

      Thanks Shelby!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — August 18, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

    I love fruit and cheese combinations and you have a great one in this salad!

    • Wendy replied: — August 18th, 2011 @ 8:45 AM

      Thanks Lana!

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    Eliana — August 18, 2011 @ 9:45 AM

    OMG I totally think of that song too whenever I hear the word peaches. Now I’m going to have it in my head all day long. and what a gorgeous salad – almost looks too good to eat.

    • Wendy replied: — August 18th, 2011 @ 9:56 AM

      Haha Eliana that’s what I wanted to accomplish. Had to torture someone else with having the song stuck in their head all day:)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 18, 2011 @ 1:29 PM

    What a wonderful salad! I’d love to serve this for company.

    • Wendy replied: — August 19th, 2011 @ 7:48 AM

      Lauren I’ll be happy to come over if you serve this salad:)

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    claire — August 18, 2011 @ 2:53 PM

    Looks good and easy! My kind of salad!

    • Wendy replied: — August 19th, 2011 @ 7:48 AM

      Claire it is so easy!

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    Kate @ Food Babbles — August 18, 2011 @ 10:43 PM

    I now have the song Peaches swirling around in my head but that’s ok 😉 This recipes looks awesome!! My mouth is watering. Going to definitely need to make this!

    • Wendy replied: — August 19th, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

      Kate my apologies but I felt I could not be the only to suffer having that song in my head:)

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    Georgia Pellegrini — August 19, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

    Grilled peaches are incredible this time of year! I put them on my pizza and everything.

    • Wendy replied: — August 19th, 2011 @ 12:31 PM

      Georgia I’ve never had peaches on my pizza. Will remedy that a.s.a.p. Sounds delish.

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    leslie — August 21, 2011 @ 11:55 AM

    YUM! I love love love grilled peaches!

    • Wendy replied: — August 22nd, 2011 @ 6:35 AM

      Leslie they are my new favorite thing to throw on the grill. Yum is right!

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    Grace@ FoodFitnessFreshAir — September 11, 2011 @ 11:32 PM

    This looks awesome! If only I had a grill to get those beautiful marks on my peaches.

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