Grilled Peach Salad

For the last couple of Christmases, my sweet memaw has gifted me with a subscription to Southern Living magazine.

You see, I’m actually from the south, and I do in fact have a memaw. Oh I’m not even kidding. She even starts every sentence with, “Wayell daaaarlin’!” I love her. A lot.

To my surprise, I actually get excited when the magazine appears in my mailbox. There’s something so cozy about the breezy photos and casual descriptions of southern culture and lifestyle. But being the food-crazed lunatic that I am, I always flip to the food section as soon as the magazine is in my grip.

This month, in true southern form, there was a most beautiful ode to the peach. I’ve never been a peach person. Now a peachY person, that I have covered. (Sorry. I had to. If I ignored that joke, I would be betraying myself. And you.)

But, one particular peach-showcased recipe shook my soul innards violently as oozy, stinky, worth-dying-for gorgonzola cheese melted all over grilled peach halves, and topped a bed of crisp arugula.


Wait, did you leave?

Ohhhh, you had to get some towels to wipe the drool.

I know. I know.

Grilled Peach Salad:

A little closer.



What it took for 1:

* 2 cups arugula
* 1 peach, halved and pit removed
* 1/4 cup walnut pieces, toasted
* 2 Tbs. crumbled gorgonzola cheese
* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
* 1 Tbs. honey
* 2 chives, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Heat your outdoor grill or grill pan over medium-high. Rub a little oil over the grates.

In a small bowl, toss the peach halves with 1 Tbs. oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Place each peach cut-side down on the grill. Cover with lid and grill 3 minutes. Flip and spoon a Tbs of cheese into each pit hole (gross?) and cover for 3 more minutes of grilling.

Toss the remaining oil with the arugula. Top with grilled peaches, the toasted walnuts, a good drizzle of honey and the chives.

Aaaah, the south!

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3 Responses to Grilled Peach Salad

  1. Heather E. July 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm #
    OKAY, I'M MAKING THIS ONE, TOO! Bev, all I want to do is cook your food! I'm drooling. I love peaches and have had one every day since being back. This goes on the list for next week, too. Thanks for making my menu so easy for next week!
    • Bev Weidner July 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm #
      Haha!! SO happy to help, my dear! xoxo!
  2. kate obrien July 15, 2012 at 11:55 am #
    I love this, Im so making this today. I just happen to be going to a family cookout and was asked to bring a salad....thank you for posting! if you dont mind I think Ill share...

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