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Grilled Peach Salad

This grilled peach salad with quinoa, arugula, and almonds is THE perfect summer salad and can be served along with grilled veggies, as a starter, or a light stand-alone summer meal.
Course Salad
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword grilled peach salad, how to grill peaches, peach salad, quinoa salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 499kcal
Author Aline Cueni

Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 2 peaches or nectarines
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3.5 oz baby arugula
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme or dried thyme

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to the package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  • Roughly chop and toast the almonds in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant.
  • Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake or whisk them together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat your grill or a cast iron grill pan to medium-high heat and brush with vegetable oil. Cut the peaches in half and gently twist to separate. Release the pit using a spoon or knife. Cut each half into three wedges, place in a bowl and toss with one tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Grill peach wedges 2-3 minutes per side. → Don’t move them while cooking for beautiful grill marks.
  • Arrange the arugula, quinoa, and grilled peaches in this order on a serving platter. Top with toasted almonds, stripped thyme leaves, and drizzle with the dressing.

Notes

  • Peaches or Nectarines: You can prepare this salad with peaches or nectarines, whichever you like more. It also tastes excellent with white peaches.
  • Quinoa: Add it warm or cold. Can be substituted with cooked bulgur or couscous.  Also, feel free to omit the quinoa for a light starter.
  • Tipp: Add a few splashes of balsamic cream! 

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1666IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 4mg