Grilled Stone Fruit Salad

Grilled Stone Fruit Salad
Staff Writer
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Using fresh, seasonal stone fruit like peaches or cherries and pairing it with salty ricotta and sweet honey makes for a perfect summer grilled fruit salad

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Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad:

  • 6-10 ripe, fresh seasonal fruits such as peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries (do not peel, unless you’re using peaches)
  • 2 bundles of ripped mint leaves
  • Ricotta salata
  • ½ cup roasted salted almonds, sliced

Directions

For the vinaigrette:

On low heat, combine the honey, lemon juice, and Champagne vinegar until well mixed. Remove from heat and add the olive oil and season with salt and fresh ground pepper.

For the salad:

Cut all fruit in half and sear them on the grill to get a good char and smokiness. Combine the grilled fruit, ripped mint leaves, ricotta salata, almonds, and vinaigrette and toss. Garnish with mizuna or spinach if desired.

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.