This grilled peach summer salad is an easy and wholesome lunch or dinner recipe. Made with sweet and juicy peaches, arugula, pecans and more, all topped off with tangy and sweet maple vinaigrette. A satisfying and delicious meal or appetizer!
This post is sponsored by BC Tree Fruits. I have been compensated monetarily for my time and recipe creation. This grilled peach summer salad recipe, the pictures and words are my own, as always.
Summer seems to whipping by, so I’m soaking up every last drop I can. Are you feeling the same way? I think it mostly has to do with the carefree and relaxed vibe that tends to go hand in hand with the season.
Take mealtime, for instance. It’s so easy to fire up the grill and throw together a salad. And with fresh produce at its best right now, preparing wholesome and delicious lunches and dinners takes no time at all. I say hooray to that!
At the moment, sweet and succulent fresh peaches are my thing. You know the ones where juice drips down your wrists as you eat them over the sink? It doesn’t get any better than that!
Luckily, we have access to the best. BC Tree Fruits Peaches are grown in the sunny Okanagan Valley and come from the orchards of their grower families. I love that kind of garden-to-table freshness!
Look for the Leaf sticker to ensure the premium quality they’re known for. Flavourful peaches are aromatic and soft. Use your nose to pick out a tasty one.
You’re going to need at least two peaches to make this salad. Of course, you’ll want even more. (I ate half a peach just while making this salad and my son devoured for the rest). Freestone peaches are perfect for canning and making delicious desserts like peach crisp. Look for fresh peaches from late July to early September.
Why grilled peaches? Before I had ever tried them, I asked myself the same thing. Then, I quickly realized how much it enhances the natural flavours. Get ready to be wowed. Plus, they look pretty too!
Grilled Peach Salad
Served over top a bed of spinach, arugula, mint, cucumber and fresh mozzarella, they’re amazing! Of course, toasted pecans and maple vinaigrette are the perfect way to finish it all off. YUM! The whole combination is like summer on a plate.
Be prepared for your family to go back for second helpings. This grilled peach summer salad is impossible to resist (and nutritious too. Shh…). Enjoy!
Grilled Peach Summer Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
This grilled peach summer salad is an easy, wholesome and delicious lunch or dinner recipe made with sweet and juicy peaches.
For the Dressing
- 4 TB extra virgin olive oil
- 2 TB white wine vinegar
- 1½ TB pure maple syrup
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)
For the Salad
- 2 peaches (cut into 8 slices each, pits removed)
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups arugula
- 6 mint leaves (torn into small pieces)
- ½ cup english cucumber (sliced and halved)
- ½ cup fresh mozzarella (torn into pieces)
- ½ cup pecans (toasted)
Mix together dressing ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Combine well.
Preheat grill (BBQ) to medium. Lightly brush peach slices on both sides and place cut side down on hot grill for about 5 minutes per side. Peaches will be done when grill marks appear and peaches become slightly soft. Transfer to plate and cool.
In a large serving bowl, layer spinach, arugula, mint, cucumber, fresh mozzarella and pecans. Top with grilled peaches.
Drizzle salad evenly with dressing. Serve immediately.
For added protein, this grilled peach salad pairs well with chicken or salmon.
This salad can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Hold pecans and dressing until right before serving.
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Enjoy the sunshine!