Thursday, August 25, 2016

Grilled Apricot and Peach Salad #recipes #mystery @LWiken Linda Wiken, author

I was looking for something a bit unusual to have at the Sunday family meal  when this caught my eye.  I found the recipe on Have you visited this site yet? Besides the delicious array of recipes, they also showcase some very tempting cookware and utensils. I signed up for their daily emails on the spot and look forward to reading what's new every day.

This one was posted by Nicholas Day and while his is a great recipe, I did make some alterations. I'd like to say because I'm adventurous but really, it's because I didn't have all the ingredients. I thought I did but If find I'm getting pretty good at substituting.

What I also like about this dish is that it's very easy to make and really, takes very little time.

Here's what I used to feed four:

half a bag of chopped kale
2 apricots, halved
2 peaches, halved
4 slices prosciutto/salami, thinly sliced
1/4 c. grated Asiago cheese
1/4 c. virgin olive oil
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat the grill. Put the kale, a pinch of salt and a tbsp of virgin olive oil into a bowl and massage the kale for a minute or so until it softens. I'd heard about this trick before and it really does work.

Whisk the remaining olive oil and lemon juice together, and set aside. Cut the prosciutto/salami into small slices and set aside also.

Once the grill is hot, brush apricots and peaches with oil (I use a mix of olive oil and safflower oil when grilling), and place cut side down. We're going for a caramelizing effect here.

Once the grilling is complete, toss together the kale, the prosciutto/salami and the olive oil and lemon juice mixture. Grate the Assiago cheese on top of it all and then add the apricots and peaches. Yes, hot on top of the cold. It works well with a mixture of warm fruity juices trickling through.

Add to the dinner plate and be sure to include some crusty bread on the table.

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  1. We've been grilling peaches like mad this year too Linda--they are wonderful!

  2. Grilling the fruit sounds so tasty.

  3. Can't wait to try it! We love grilled fruit and never thought of adding it to salad. Hugs. MJ/VA

  4. Lovely! What a wonderful idea for a late Summer meal. August can be such a hot month in the Northeast and this salad looks so refreshing.

  5. Thanks Linda, this sounds fabulous!
    Nancy R