Don’t put the grill away quite yet. It may be nearing mid-September, but we aren’t quite ready to give up on the summer produce. The last of the bunch is still sold in stores, and we’re in the midst of gobbling it all up.
When we saw this Peach and Quinoa Salad recipe, we nearly swooned. Delicious, sweet peach mixed with protein-packed quinoa and bitter arugula? The flavor palette is just begging us to extend summer just a tiny bit longer. And between the low calorie count, complete protein, and vitamin-infused peaches, you’ll feel great for hours after you finish eating this yummy salad in the backyard or on the front porch.
This recipe, developed by Andrew Olson from One Ingredient Chef, takes peaches an extra step further by throwing them on the grill. The peaches are done when they’re slightly charred and caramelized on the outside, and warm on the inside. The dressing on this salad also contains a hint of peach (along with balsamic and maple syrup) to contrast the charcoal flavor and the intriguing taste of the greens.
Pro tip: slice and eat your peach a few days before it feels fully ripe. The texture is impeccable in salads (particularly after being grilled) – a bit of crunch with that sweet yet tart flavor gives your meal just the kick you crave.
Check out the step-by-step recipe instructions on One Ingredient Chef.
Serves two hearty salads.
About One Ingredient Chef
One Ingredient Chef is a healthy food blog run by Andrew Olson. His goal is simple: he wants you to become healthier than ever before while cooking the best food of your life. As he says, “The One Ingredient Diet is my simple answer to a world of processed foods. But this isn’t about munching on lettuce! My job is to show you (step-by-step) how to cook deliciously healthy food with only *real* ingredients.”