Grilled Peach-and-Avocado Salad

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Recipe from Southern Living

From the kitchen of Paula Jones, bellalimento.com, Youngsville, NC "Being originally from Georgia, I love a good peach!"

Ingredients

  • 1 large peach, peeled and chopped
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 large peaches, peeled and halved
  • 2 firm avocados, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups loosely packed arugula
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Manchego or Parmesan

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Process 1 large peach, peeled and chopped; 6 Tbsp. canola oil; vinegar; and honey in a blender until smooth. Add 1/4 tsp. kosher salt and 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper. Gently toss 3 large peaches, peeled and halved, and avocados in 1 Tbsp. canola oil and salt and pepper to taste. Grill, covered with grill lid, 2 minutes on each side or until charred. Slice and serve over arugula. Top with peach vinaigrette and Manchego or Parmesan.
Paula Jones, Youngsville, NC,
June 2013