During hot Southern summers, everyone loves fresh fruit. But, have you ever tried grilling that fresh fruit—particularly peaches? If not, this is about to open a whole new world of delicious.
There’s nothing quite like a perfectly ripe, juicy peach. Because the peak peach season is from July to August, I’ve gotten a bit creative finding ways to work them into just about everything while they’re the sweetest. Come to find out, peaches make an excellent summer addition to just about everything.
Recently, I added grilled peaches to one of my favorite go-to salads—Spinach with a Bright, Savory Coffee Vinaigrette—and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the burst of summer flavor. I can’t wait for you to try it!
Makin’ the Coffee Vinaigrette
1/2c Balsamic Vinegar
3T Brewed Heritage Roast
2t Garlic Powder OR 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
1t Heritage Roast Ground
1 1/2 T Mustard
Combine and whisk until well incorporated. Slice 2 or 3 peaches and them place in a shallow dish with about 1/2 of the vinaigrette. Marinate 30 minutes to an hour.
Grillin’ the Peaches
Whether using an outdoor grill or not, an iron skillet is your best bet to not losing fruit as it becomes soft when cooking. Place the skillet on the grill or stovetop to heat. Once it has reached a good medium-heat temp, place marinated peaches on iron and cook on each side 2-3 minutes. Allow peaches to rest and cool before using.
The Perfect Salad Fixins’
Arugula or Spinach
On a bed of greens, add chopped onions, peaches, feta, and bacon, then top with that delicious vinaigrette. Eat it up, y'all!