Grilled Peach and Feta Salad

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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by This Little Piggy

over 2 years ago

This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Grilled Vegetarian Salad.


Weekly Greens's Testing Notes:

This Little Piggy's Grilled Peach and Feta Salad offers a simple collection of ingredients that marry together to create satisfying, complex flavors. There is truly something for everyone -- it's salty, tangy, peppery, and crunchy, but the peaches -- rounding out the flavors with a welcome addition of smoky sweetness -- steal the show. Generous portions of pistachios and feta make this salad a substantial stand-alone meal. The dressing ties it all together without competing for attention.

Inspired by a peach and goat cheese salad I had at the Peekamoose restaurant in the Catskills. This summer salad is enhanced by grilling the peaches. The sweetness of them contrasts with the pepperiness of the arugula and the saltiness of the cheese.
If you prefer a creamier cheese you can use chevre instead of the feta.

Makes Enough for 2

For the salad:

  • 1 small head of arugula
  • 1/4 thinly sliced vidalia onion
  • 1/2 cup pistachios (shelled)
  • 3/4 cups Feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 Peaches sliced and grilled

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper
  1. Grill the peaches on a moderate grill for about 2 minutes on each side. Let cool. Then arrange the salad ingredients in a bowl.
  2. To make the dressing whisk the vinegar into the olive oil. Then taste and season with salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Info:

PER SERVING:

  • 1287 calories
  • 107g total fat
  • 25g saturated fat
  • 100mg cholesterol
  • 1424mg sodium
  • 59g carbohydrate (13g dietary fiber, 39g sugar)
  • 33g protein
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    LiliK says: What a sweet and savory light summer salad. The combination of peaches and feta- the just right savory cheese make for a perfect flavor pairing.

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    kdwald says: This looks amazing. I'm not usually an all-arugula salad person, but the peaches really make me consider it.

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    sarahfron says: delicious!! can't get enough of peaches and love this summery fresh combination.

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    JGK says: I can't wait to make this! What a delicious combination!! And since peaches and feat are both so hearty, I know how light yet filing it will be - perfect summer dish!!

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    Cinder Sue says: Peaches and the grill, what a perfect summer combination!

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    Jackie says: Wow, this sounds great and I can't wait to make this for my family. I love the combinations!

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    thereils says: This salad is delicious. The flavor combination of the feta, peaches and pistachios is fantastic.

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    Domio says: Looks great for the summer!!! And I love Feta, reminds me of Greece.

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    Ezelner says: Sounds delicious! Love the idea of sweet peaches paired with salty pistachios and creamy feta. Can't wait to try it out!

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    wheelie07043 says: Sound delicious. Always looking for ways to brighten up a salad and never thought of peaches!

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