Grilled Peach Salad with Honeyed Rhubarb

With a long weekend ahead, there will be lots of camping and hiking going on! We’re fortunate to live a short drive away from the Rocky Mountains.. be careful on those roads

and watch out for wildlife!

Aside from hiking, here’s someone who loves the off-leash park.. so we’ll be doing lots of that as well.

We make an abundance of salads on these warm summer days..
one of my absolute new favorite is this Arugula and White Bean Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
by Karista over on her beautiful blog

Karista’s Kitchen

She’s also a writer and chef for VRAI magazine and in their latest issue she’s made

Johnny Cakes with Smoked Salmon, Herbed Creme Fraiche and Cucumber

.. that’s definitely on my list of recipes to make for a night with wine, music and friends on our patio!

Saturday night is girl’s night, we’ve booked tickets to see folkie

Peter Katz with Royal Wood at The Grand, I can’t wait!

Lot of sweet summer fruit from Washington has started showing up in our grocers and roadside stands.
I found some of the sweetest peaches at Blush Lane and the rhubarb in my garden is finally good to go:)

This is a great grilled peach salad for a group, I made it for the family this past Father’s Day. The dressing is based on Karista’s dressing and the rest is my concoction.

Where ever you go, whoever you’re with, make it a great long weekend!

Grilled Peach Salad with Honeyed Rhubarb

Grilled Peach Salad

Rating: 51

Ingredients

4 peaches, pitted and sliced or quartered

olive oil

2-3 stalks rhubarb sliced (about 2 cups sliced)

1/4 cup honey

3-4 radishes, thinly sliced

mixed spring greens

arugula

Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese

1 package walnut halves, toasted

Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup white balsamic cream

4 tsp honey

1 1/2 lemons juiced or 1/4 cup

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450F.

Line a baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil. Rinse and cut the rhubarb in 3/4" lengths and place in the pan. Drizzle the honey over the rhubarb and toss to coat. Bake on the top rack of the oven for about 5 minutes or so until softened. Set aside and let cool.

Whisk dressing ingredients together in a jar and set aside.

Preheat the grill to medium, brush one side of the peach slices lightly with oil. Make sure your grill is clean and brush with oil so the peaches don't stick. Place oil side down on the grill. Brush the tops of the peach slices with oil. Let lightly grill then turn over. Peaches are done when just softened and have light grill marks.

Assemble the salad in a large bowl or platter with greens and arugula, rhubarb, peach slices and radishes. Dot with pieces of Boursin cheese and walnuts.

Shake then drizzle dressing over and serve.

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Love, Smidge

  • How pretty! Honeyed rhubarb is a terrific idea as an addition to this summery meal.ReplyCancel

  • Ooo I am so jealous – our winter weather doesn’t really suit salads anymore.
    Have a wonderful long weekend Smidge.
    :-) Mandy xo
    PS. Your pup at the steering wheels is so cute. xoReplyCancel

    • Barbara Bamber

      I’ve been following your salads all winter, Mandy:D Stay warm down south.. xxReplyCancel

  • Wow – I’ve got very similar salad serving spoons. I got them in Selfridges and they were all different 60’s style patterns :-)ReplyCancel

  • What a scrumptious salad. I live in Washington on the west side and yes fruit is coming from the east side. Iam stoked about it too. Champanion way to use that beautiful fruit!ReplyCancel

  • Ooh what a lovely salad! love grilled fruit and grilled peaches does sound really delicious!love how you used rhubarb in the salad too..ReplyCancel

  • I think you found a driver to take you to the Rocky Mountains. Bella just needs one of the driving caps and white gloves. Beautiful salad and love the sweet fruit with the cheese and nuts. A very satisfying salad. I also saw Karista’s Johnny cakes and these are also on my list to make. Have a great weekend. Take Care, BAMReplyCancel

  • Looks so delicious and beautiful Barbara! I love all the bright, vivid colors and I especially love your serveware. :)
    What is balsamic cream? Is that just white balsamic vinegar?…I haven’t seen that term before. This is so perfect for summer!ReplyCancel

  • What a great idea, love the idea of grilling peaches for a salad, perfect for girls night!ReplyCancel

  • This is a Barb B salad for sure! Colourful. Flavourful and Healthy.. wonderful. cReplyCancel

  • This looks beautifully summery. I love the combo of rhubarb and peaches. Fabulous idea!ReplyCancel

  • This salad is so gorgeous I want to frame it and mount it on my wall! I guess I’ll just have to settle for adding it to Pinterest ;)ReplyCancel

  • A simpler dessert like this is often the best in summer :D
    I can imagine digging into this without a problem!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip UruReplyCancel

  • A delicious sounding salad…grilling really brings out the sweetness of peaches.ReplyCancel

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