Grilled Peach Salad
Grilling isn’t just for meat and veggies. Make a delicious summer salad with grilled peaches and fresh berries. This grilled fruit recipe is a pretty start to any summer meal.
This salad could do double duty as dessert as well; it’s a sweet, fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free treat packed with vitamins and minerals and 5 grams of fiber per serving. Ginger adds a tangy bite to balance out the sweet honey and the tart acidic flavor of the balsamic vinegar. Used for years in traditional medicine and food cultures worldwide, ginger has been found to be effective in alleviating nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and chemotherapy and is being widely studied for its use in lowering cholesterol, preventing cancers, and calming inflammation. Eating ginger is the best way to consume it, as supplements are not regulated and may interfere with medications you may be taking. Always talk with your Doctor if you take herbs or supplements.Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN
- 6 large ripe peaches halved and pitted
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 3/4 cup fresh blackberries
- Lime zest, for garnish, if desired
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
Arrange peach halves skin side up on the grill. Grill the peaches for approximately 1 to 2 minutes, then turn and grill for 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from grill and allow to cool for 3 minutes. On a flat surface, arrange the peach halves flat side down. With a sharp knife, cut the peach halves into bite-size pieces. Transfer the peaches to a large bowl and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar, ginger and honey. Pour the vinaigrette over the peaches. Sprinkle with the lime juice. Add the raspberries and blackberries. Toss lightly. Garnish with lime zest, if using. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content
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