Life’s a peach when summer stone fruits are in season! When paired with some delicious chorizo sausage, peaches become a match made in BBQ heaven! Sweet and savoury, and so pretty to look at, a Grilled Peaches and Chorizo Salad becomes the perfect dish for summer evenings.
Grilled Peaches & Chorizo Salad
8 cups spring mix or arugula
1 peach, halved
3 tablespoons walnuts, toasted
4 chorizo sausages, pricked with a fork
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon orange juice
salt and pepper
1) Preheat a lightly oiled grill to medium-high heat. Arrange sausages on the grill and cook for 8 minutes per side. During the last 8 minutes, rub peaches with 1 tablespoon olive oil and arrange on the grill cut side down. Continue to grill until cooked to desired doneness, about 8 minutes.
2) Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together, olive oil, Dijon, vinegar, honey, mint, orange juice and salt and pepper.
3) Add spring mix into a salad bowl. Slice grilled peaches and chorizo and add to the salad greens along with the toasted walnuts. Drizzle with dressing and serve topped with freshly ground black pepper.
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by Amanda Riva