Peaches. And no, I’m soooo not gonna break into song … I’ll let The Presidents of the United States own the whole singing about peaches thing. But seeing as its National Peach Day, I will pay a little tribute to the fuzzy fruit. And no (again) I am not going to give you a recipe for peach pie I mean just google it … not that you couldn’t google grilled peaches, but, once you read this, you won’t need to.
Peaches (and most fruit, except maybe bananas) are great on the grill because they’re loaded with water and when “just” ripe, the flavor literally bursts when heated.
Grilled peaches are great served with vanilla ice cream and or cinnamon ice cream seriously, try it. Add a little brandy and some basil and you’ll be having a party in your mouth. Yes, I did just say that … but grilled peaches are even better when served as an addition to some spicy greens. So try this tonight it is, after all, the year of the peach 😉 Am I right? OK. Maybe I’m wrong, but it is National Peach Day so why not!
Grilled Peaches and Arugula Salad
PREP TIME: 10 minutes | COOK TIME: 10 minutes
- 3-4 just ripe peaches
- 4-6 cups arugula (or a combination of greens to your liking)
- Vegan feta crumbles
- Grapeseed oil
- Balsamic vinegar
Heat grill to medium, carefully not to get it too hot. Slice peaches into wedges, brush with grapeseed oil, and set aside. Arrange arugula on plates and grill each side for 3-5 minutes depending on thickness. Once done, remove from the grill and place directly on greens. Sprinkle with desired amounts of vegan feta, walnuts, and drizzle with balsamic and a touch of grapeseed oil. Salt and pepper as you wish. Serve alongside some rustic bread OR, serve directly on top of the bread. Enjoy!
DISCLAIMER: Our recipes are just that, ours. Some are modified versions of dishes we’ve had elsewhere or old-favorites that contained animal proteins, while others are a concentrated effort of trial and error. But all are intended to be altered by you and made to suit your tastes. So if you want more garlic or none at all, go for it. You do you ; )
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