Written by Zella Pavlov MA, RD/LD; Edited by Amy Will 17x Marathoner
I wait all year for peach season and am SO jealous of those who live in Colorado or Georgia who get the freshest peaches in the summer! In Oklahoma, I am always on high alert for the “Peach Truck.” Most often, fruit is thought of as a sweet dessert, however, grilled peaches can be either an entrée option or dessert option! I am a fan of reducing the amount of effort needed to make a delicious meal for my family and myself and this is the perfect quick & easy option. I hope you like the recipes!
Don’t have a grill? Try a grill pan or an air fryer! Customize these recipes to your liking and enjoy the sweet peach taste! Choose peaches that are beginning to turn ripe. If they are too soft, they may not hold up on the grill.
Next, remove the pit of the peach. Sometimes this can be tricky!
- To remove the pit from a cling peach, cut the peach across the middle so you have a top and bottom (opposite of the natural line).
- Twist the peach to separate the halves. Use a spoon or knife to remove the pit from the one half
Summer Peach Salad
- 4 medium peaches, pitted and halved
- 8 cups arugula
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 2 oz goat cheese
- Cooking spray or oil/butter
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat the grill, or a grill pan on the stove, over medium heat.
- Spray or brush the grill with oil. Place the peach slices on the grill in a single layer. Grill 4-5 minutes per side, without moving except to flip once, until the peaches are soft with light grill marks.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients, until the oil is emulsified.
- In a large bowl or on a serving platter, arrange the arugula, grilled peaches, blueberries, pecans, and goat cheese.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
Notes: Add grilled chicken or salmon for a delicious protein option!
Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches
- 4 medium peaches halved and pitted
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
- 2 cups nonfat, plain Greek Yogurt
- Preheat the grill to medium-high.
- Brush cut side of peaches with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Rub the brown sugar into the butter so it sticks. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Place peaches cut side up and grill for 3 minutes. Flip over and grill for 3-5 minutes or until browned and tender.
- Serve warm with 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek Yogurt
Notes: Based on your preference, try it with whipped cream or ice cream! You can also use Splenda or Truvia Brown Sugar, if you want a lower sugar option.
We hope you enjoy these delicious, nutritious recipes! Let’s get cookin’!