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Grilled Peach Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad
Fresh peaches are my favorite summer fruit and grilled peaches are amazing. That means I’m always looking for ways to use them. This salad is one great way!

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad

Grilled peaches are a special summer treat.  When summer rolls around, peaches are the first fruit I look for. They are so beautiful in their blush colored jackets, that I never miss them.

Though I love them best out of hand, peaches taste glorious in pies and cobblers and some might argue that peach shortcake is much better than strawberry. 

Peaches are great in sangria, but another favorite is a peach slushie with St-Germain. Yum!

They make great sauces for bbq and can be used for salsa, but this year I decided to try peaches hot off the grill. Yes, they are superb in salads and the grill gives them such a robust flavor.

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad on gorgeous platter

Last week I had lunch with my friend Karen. Karen is actually almost family. Her dog, Logan, is Geordie’s dad and so I guess that makes us cousins! In a round about way, of course!

It was a lovely day outside and since we are now getting August temps in June, salad seemed a perfect main course.

What is halloumi?

Halloumi is a firm, salty Greek cheese that has no rind. It is a bit pricey, but I use it as a protein on this salad, instead of chicken or shrimp. Of course, hubby likes both!

This amazing Greek cheese is meant for grilling or sauteing in a pan. The outside gets crispy and golden, while the inside takes on the characteristics of a grilled marshmallow.

Though this cheese is high in fat, it is also high in protein with 7 g of protein in each 1 ounce serving.

Combining grilled halloumi, with grilled peaches works really well. This salty sweet combo is amazing.

Topping it with a dressing made from my fresh oregano made it even better. If you don’t have oregano, basil and basil pesto works great, too!

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad on pretty platter

Throwing on some fresh shaved fennel, some gorgeous red pomegranate seeds, truffle salted almonds and pickled red onions, puts this salad over the top. Add some pretty tomatoes, too. Choose several colors,  slice into quarters, and watch how well they pair with peaches.

This grilled peach and halloumi salad served on this gorgeous platter that my mother got me in Italy years ago, made a good thing look even better.

How to Grill Stone Fruits:

Stone fruits such as plums, apricots and nectarines, are all perfect for the grill. I always toss them and the cheese with a touch of olive oil and fresh herbs before grilling.

Preheat the grill to medium high and place cheese slices and peach quarters on a clean grate. Watch carefully so they don’t burn. This may take up to 2 minutes per side.

Grilling, caramelizes the sugars in the peach, which seals in the juices and makes them extra scrumptious.

Another tip: I grilled the peaches and the cheese ahead. Keep at room temperature and then just before serving pop in the microwave for about a minute. This warmed them up enough so I didn’t have to man the grill while entertaining family!

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad

Grilled peaches and cheese pair beautifully in this perfect summer salad. If you want something a bit heartier feel free to add some grilled chicken or shrimp. Tonight I’m adding smoked salmon.

Whatever you choose, just remember that peach season goes fast, so start early. Unfortunately this year we may not get Colorado peaches due to a late hard freeze. It’s a bummer, but thank goodness the first California peach I had this year was pretty good!

Salad season has officially arrived. I am so ready!

Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad

Other Summer Dishes:

Peach, Green Chile and Sage Salsa Cheese Bites

Peach, Green Chile and Cheese Wonton Cups

Halloumi and Oregano Shrimp

Halloumi and Oregano Shrimp

Corn Bread Blueberry Bread Pudding with Peach Sauce

Cornbread Blueberry Bread Pudding

Grilled Fruit Pies in a Cornmeal Crust

Grilled Fruit Pies with a Cornmeal Crust

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Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad

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Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad

Grilled Peach Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Fresh peaches are my favorite summer fruit and grilled peaches are amazing. That means I’m always looking for ways to use them. This salad is one great way!

Scale

Ingredients

1/2 a bag of Spring Greens Salad Mix

1/2 a bag of baby arugula

2 peaches, washed and quartered , brushed with oil and grilled

1 8 oz package Halloumi cheese, sliced and brushed with oil and herbs and grilled

Handful of pomegranate seeds

1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced or some pickled red onions

2 T Marcona almonds, rough chopped

46 Tomatoes-all colors, quartered (How many depends on variety)

A handful of chopped fresh mint

6 T Lemon Oregano Pesto or basil pesto thinned with buttermilk, until a dressing consistency is reached or Balsamic vinaigrette


Instructions

Pile salad greens on platter.

Grill peaches and Halloumi and set aside until ready. (See notes above.)

Top greens with all other ingredients. Scatter peaches and Halloumi on top and drizzle with dressing.

Serve with bread and your favorite Rose garnished with a few sliced peaches!


Keywords: grilled peach, grilled halloumi, grilled peaches, grilled peach salad, pesto vinaigrette,

 

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    June 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I like Sour Cream Peach Pie with streusel topping.

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    June 25, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    At this time of the year, i could eat salad everyday and yours sounds great. Mention peaches and I immediately think of the peach ice cream my parents used to make for the 4th of July. Peach pie and cobbler are also summer favorites.

  • Chris Scheuer
    June 23, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    What a spectacular salad. I would be happy with this every day of the summer!

  • Tricia Buice
    June 23, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    My goodness Abbe – this is one gorgeous salad and I really do love your serving spoon and fork set!

  • shannon weber
    June 23, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    UGH this salad looks PERFECT, Abbe! Peaches are actually my favorite summer fruit, too: the Wee One grilled me the other day on my favorite things, and this was my answer (wth blueberries a close second). And we all know i love halloumi. this sounds and looks amazing.

  • Karen Harris
    June 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Gorgeous salad!

  • HADIA ZEBIB
    June 21, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Such a beautiful salad. Pinning to try later!!

  • nicole branan
    June 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Your salad looks absolutely gorgeous, Abbe! Grilling is actually my favorite way to prepare peaches too! 🙂

  • Unknown
    June 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    i love them in my yogurt

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    June 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    LOVE peach like anything. The gorgeous looking peach salad appears to be a perfect family pleaser and also a wholesome meal in a single pot with vegetables, cheese and and fruits alike. I'm loving it!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    June 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Wonderful salad, Abbe! I've never tried halloumi but I do love peaches. My favorite way to eat them is in my hand with juice dripping all over. I already subscribe and follow you several places 🙂

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    June 21, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    What a beautiful salad, Abbe!

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    June 21, 2016 at 7:23 am

    My favorite way to use peaches is a peach raspberry crumble pie

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  • Balvinder Ubi
    June 21, 2016 at 3:48 am

    This is such and amazing salad. I love peaches for salad, chutney and grilled just for snack. We had a peach tree in our old house until last year. Its a lovely fruit.

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    June 21, 2016 at 12:54 am

    My favorite way to use peaches in the summer is to eat them by themselves – there's no better flavor than a ripe peach in the summer. I also love peach salsa and peach cobbler.

  • Kitchen Riffs
    June 21, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Just had a peach pie last night! First of the season. But won't be the last 🙂 Love this salad — really fun combo of flavors. And the oregano pesto is a wonderful touch. Thanks!

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    June 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

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    June 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    It's gorgeous..I love that grilled cheese..pricey little thing here..Thank you..Not entering:)QC girl here.

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    June 20, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I love making a peach pie, but I'm also dying to make your gorgeous salad!
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    June 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I love Whole Foods, they always have the freshest produce. I also love grilling plums, apricots and nectarines on the grill! Thanks for sharing.

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    June 20, 2016 at 7:55 pm

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    June 20, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Flavour, colour and presentation…love all of them! Such an amazing salad!

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  • Rose-Marie
    June 20, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    This recipe does look wonderful! My favorite way to use peaches is in a pie. I love using the ripest peaches and make a zig-zag edged lattice crust with butter. It is pretty, too.

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