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Grilled Peaches, Bitter Greens, and Goat Cheese Salad

Grilled Peaches, Bitter Greens, and Goat Cheese Salad

60g/1/2 cup pecans

4 firm, ripe freestone peaches, halved and pitted

45ml/2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

15ml/1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

85g/3 ounces arugula, large stems discarded

One head frisée, torn into bite-size pieces (4 cups)

85g/3 ounces Cabrales cheese (or goat cheese), crumbled (1 cup)


1. Light a grill. Put the pecans on a sheet of aluminum foil and fold into a small pouch. Place on the grill and toast for 7 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Transfer the pecans to a plate and let cool, then coarsely chop.

2. In a medium bowl, toss the peaches with 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the peaches over a medium-high fire until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer the peaches to a work surface and cut each half in half.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the arugula and frisée and toss well. Transfer the salad to a platter and scatter the blue cheese and toasted pecans on top. Arrange the peaches around the salad and serve.



Prep time: 10 minutes

Grilling time: 20 minutes


Green Advice: Most of these ingredients can be purchased from local organic farms can also provide fruit from the closest possible sources.



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12:00PM PDT on Aug 26, 2010

Please do research on cruelty in goats farms where goats are kept for their milk.
As soon as goats stop producting their milk, these animals are killed without mercy and male kids are also killed cruelly.
It is all about $$$$$$$$ (profit) knowing without profit, goats farmers cannot make living.
People who eat goats cheese and drinking goats milk are same people who are responsible for cruel death of goats and their kids.

7:33AM PDT on May 19, 2010

Make sure the peaches are organic or from local orchards you know aren't sprayed. This fruit is at or near the top of the heaviest pesticide load. That being said the recipe sounds yummy! Thanks.

9:06PM PDT on May 7, 2010

Different tastes, textures, colors provide
a delicious approach. Thanks.

3:31PM PDT on Apr 1, 2010

This sounds really good - thanks for sharing.

2:07PM PDT on Mar 14, 2010

anything grilled with goat cheese... or any fruit.. with goat cheese... delicious.. too bad I'm vegan

6:57PM PST on Mar 10, 2010


5:44AM PST on Mar 6, 2010

Wow...this all looks so good. Can't wait till summer!

3:47PM PST on Mar 3, 2010

It looks delicious and with my favorite fruit

5:05AM PST on Feb 24, 2010

it sounds great

11:31PM PST on Dec 15, 2009

Your salad looks so good I might just have to whip this up with the 4 peaches that I have on my counter!

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