Friday, August 23, 2013
I'm a big salad lover - the more colorful the salad the better and I like mine to be a bit sweet, salty, crunchy and somewhat healthy. If you have been following the blog this summer, you know I've had a 'crush' on the peaches Trader Joe's is carrying this year. They are perfect. The kind that when you bite into them the juice can run down your arm... that is a good test of a peach!
Peachy Keen Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (2 servings)
- Your favorite greens (I opted for baby spinach)
- A few slices of a red onion
- Candied pecans (or these called Sweet and Spicy pecans sold at TJ's)
- Bleu cheese crumbles
- Fresh Peaches
- Your favorite salad dressing (we used TJ's Champagne Vinaigrette)
Grilling peaches might sound scary but they aren't. Heat your grill on medium and spray the grate a bit with PAM. Be sure to let the grill get hot so that when you grill the peaches, you will get the nice marks (about 3 minutes on each side - just be sure to watch carefully). If desired, when the peaches cool a bit, you could use a small knife to cut the skin off.
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Now who wouldn't want to grab a fork and dig in? This was so refreshing! Just perfect for a hot summer night. And I always say, you can make it your own by using your favorite ingredients - but don't leave out the peaches!! They are the star of the show!