Grilled Panzanella Salad with Peaches

This Grilled Panzanella Salad recipe makes the perfect summer salad – blueberries, basil, ripe peaches and bread make this a delectable treat!

This Grilled Panzanella Salad recipe makes the perfect summer salad - blueberries, basil, ripe peaches and bread make this a delectable treat!

There’s a little orchard on my property which grows apples, cherries, and (sometimes) plums. Every single cherry is eaten by birds before they even ripen, the apples are either sour or eaten by deer, and the plum tree is an enigma in which some years it produces the most succulent, sweet golden plums and other years it does nothing at all.

Putting aside my dire need for assistance in the art of fruit tree husbandry, someday I intend to also grow peaches. I absolutely adore peaches, especially when they are so ripe they almost smell like fruit brandy.

This Grilled Panzanella Salad recipe makes the perfect summer salad - blueberries, basil, ripe peaches and bread make this a delectable treat!

I wanted to make a dish bursting with summer flavors, and I couldn’t think of much that elicited an inclination to sip tea on the patio as do ripe peaches, blueberries, and basil.

To bring a bit of robust depth to the salad, I decided to turn it into a grilled panzanella. I love bread salads, and I especially love the caramelized and crunchy attributes that come from some well-placed grill marks.

Grilled Panzanella is the perfect summer salad - blueberries, basil, and ripe peaches make this a delectable treat!

You might have noticed that I have a bit of a thing for salad, with something like 35 salad recipes scattered around the blog. I expect that this has something to do with my love of food in  bowls (and no less to do with my love of eating in front of the TV).

Grilled Panzanella is the perfect summer salad - blueberries, basil, and ripe peaches make this a delectable treat!

Either way, we could all use a bit more salad in our lives– especially of the grilled panzanella variety!

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Here’s the Grilled Panzanella Salad Recipe!

Grilled Panzanella Salad with Peaches

Grilled Panzanella Salad with Peaches

This Grilled Panzanella Salad recipe makes the perfect summer salad - blueberries, basil, ripe peaches and bread make this a delectable treat!

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons + 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 inches of baguette
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup ripe blueberries
  • 4 ounces cubed fresh mozzarella
  • 1 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced into rings
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

Instructions

  1. In a large serving bowl, whisk together 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, and 1 teaspoon honey. Add the peaches and toss well to coat.
  2. Slice the baguette horizontally down the middle (keeping the blade of the knife parallel to the cutting board), then brush each cut side with the melted butter.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium; place the bread, buttered side down, onto the preheated grill pan and allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes until nicely toasted. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Place the marinated peaches onto the same grill pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side until lightly grilled. While the peaches are grilling, add another tablespoon of olive oil, teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper into the marinating bowl. Whisk well.
  5. Once the peaches are grilled, transfer them back into the large serving bowl. Add the bread pieces, blueberries, mozzarella, shallot, and basil to the bowl. Toss well and serve at once.

Nutrition

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 873|Total Fat: 33g|Saturated Fat: 15g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 15g|Cholesterol: 67mg|Sodium: 1625mg|Carbohydrates: 118g|Fiber: 8g|Sugar: 33g|Protein: 30g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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Grilled Panzanella is the perfect summer salad - blueberries, basil, and ripe peaches make this a delectable treat!

July 26, 2016 | Last Updated on December 15, 2020 by Linda

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