It’s that time of year when Georgia peaches are at their prime. And what better way to enjoy them, than grilled and piled over a huge family style salad?
If you’ve never grilled peaches, you have to try this recipe. Grilling them brings out the peaches natural sugars and creates a char that tastes so good! They remain incredibly juicy and just enhance any dish.
Paired with all of the other tasty ingredients and this salad is going to be a family favorite all summer long.
What makes the Healthyish?
Peaches are good for your digestion and loaded with fiber. They have also been known to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. (1)
Family Style Grilled Peach Salad
- 8 peaches I used Georgia peaches that were small / medium in size and slightly ripe.
- candied pecans store bought or homemade are fine
- hard salty cheese I used parmesan cheese that had been infused with rosemary
- arugula fresh
- honey drizzle as much or as little as you like. I used about 2-3 tablespoons.
- Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
- Place down foil.
- Pit the peaches and cut them into halves. Spray them with cooking spray before adding them face down on the grill. The size and ripeness will also determine cooking time. Overly ripe peaches might be hard to flip.
- I left mine on the grill face down for about 5-6 minutes before flipping them over. I used a spatula to flip mine over, but in order to preserve the grill marks you might want to use tongs.
- Remove peaches from the grill and set aside.
- Grab a large platter and add fresh arugula as the base.
- Next, add your grilled peaches.
- Crumble some hard cheese of your choice across the salad. I used parmesan that had been infused with rosemary. The rosemary tastes great with the peaches.
- Next, layer on some candied pecans. I used store bought, but you can make them as well.
- Finally, drizzle the entire salad with honey. The honey enhances the cheese, peaches and pecans. It’s the perfect way to finish the salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
Author: Sarah Thomas-DrawbaughSarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a home cook, recipe developer and the creator of the brand, Healthyish®. Sarah believes that living Healthyish® is a lifestyle centered around the 80/20 rule. Her beliefs are directly reflected in her recipes which are mostly plant-based. (but sometimes not) Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!