Grilled Peach & Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese Salad

 Grilled Peach and Toasted Almond Salad Recipe // Life is Made with Katie Miles // www.lifeismade.com

How to Make a Grilled Peach Salad

Weekends around our house have been so good lately. There is seriously nothing like lazily preparing dinner on the grill while our daughter plays in the backyard and mom and dad sip on a little bit of the summertime sauce. And the peaches. Dear lord. The peaches. It's like biting into a ray of sunshine (sorry to be so trite, but is there any other way to describe it?). So of course peach fizz cocktails were our relaxation liquid of choice this weekend. And, our salad of choice: Grilled Peach Salad with Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese. Delicious.  

Yield: Makes 2 salads

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sliced raw almonds
  • 1 peach half and pit removed
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • mixed greens
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper

Wash the greens and set aside to dry. Drizzle one tbsp of olive oil on the peach halves and grill for 3-5 minutes. Cut the peaches into 6 slices and remove the skins, then set them aside. In a small skillet toast the almonds on the stove top on medium high heat.  Sprinkle the almonds with salt and continuously stir the almonds while they are toasting to ensure that they are evenly toasted.  Set the almonds aside. In the same pan, drizzle the goat cheese with 1 tbsp of honey and set under the broiler of your oven.  Remove from heat when the goat cheese is browned on top (approximately 5-7 minutes under the broiler). In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp honey and 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper together for the salad dressing.  Place the washed greens in a large bowl and pour the salad dressing on top.  Use your hands to stir the greens around so the dressing evenly coats the greens.  Place the greens in the serving bowl and top with the grilled peaches, goat cheese and almonds.

  Grilled Peach and Toasted Almond Salad Recipe // Life is Made with Katie Miles // www.lifeismade.com
  Grilled Peach and Toasted Almond Salad Recipe // Life is Made with Katie Miles // www.lifeismade.com
  Grilled Peach and Toasted Almond Salad Recipe // Life is Made with Katie Miles // www.lifeismade.com
  Grilled Peach and Toasted Almond Salad Recipe // Life is Made with Katie Miles // www.lifeismade.com
  Grilled Peach and Toasted Almond Salad Recipe // Life is Made with Katie Miles // www.lifeismade.com