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Grilled Peaches and Figs with Balsamic and Blue Part 2

Arugula Salad with Grilled Peaches & Mission Figs

If something works, I run with it, obviously……I love sweet and savory together and this is exactly that. Yesterday’s was a little sweeter because of the honey and today’s dressing makes it a little more savory. I love Arugula because it has that “peppery” bite to it and it compliments the sweet peaches so perfectly, add the char from the grill pan, the rich pungent taste of the blue cheese and the Tart dressing, you have an amazing complex flavor explosion

WHAT YOU NEED:
This is per person again:
1 half of a peach
2 Cups baby Arugula
4 mission figs (Dried) fresh is totally useable too
1 ounce good quality Blue Cheese
2 tablespoons Balsamic Dressing (MUST ME HOMEMADE)
Pinch of salt

WHAT YOU DO:
~Pre heat your grill pan to Med/High do not put anything in it ie, oil or butter
~Slice the peach into 1/4 in thick wedges and brush them lightly with olive oil.
~Slice the figs in half and lightly brush them with the oil as well
~Place the slices of peach on the pan and leave them, do not move them around you want the grill marks to be perfect. Each side will take about 3 minutes
~Carefully flip the peaches with tongs and a spatula and let them grill on the other side
~Warm the figs in a pan as well on med/high. This time I used a regular pan but it is up to you.
~Place the Arugula on a bowl and carefully build your salad, be specific how you place things so it looks pretty.
~I put in the figs & Blue cheese first then placed the peach slices all facing one direction. Then I went back and pulled some of the arugula up and figs and topped with more of the crumbled Blue.
~Lightly drizzle with the Balsamic Dressing, garnish with chives and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Store bought dressing really doesn’t cut it in any recipe in my opinion and it is so easy to whip up and have on hand so give it a try.
Triple Threat Vinaigrette is a blog I did a while ago with a few dressings if you need some help 🙂
ENJOY -T

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trkingmomoe
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 05:20:11

    I have a stove top grill that looks like that. I should try it with fruit. Just think of what it would do to make pineapple really good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Reply

    • foodashion
      Aug 30, 2012 @ 20:26:55

      Pineapple is the best grilled you can totally do it I should!
      Thanks for commenting. I love blogging and hearing people’s ideas and thoughts. It really makes me happy
      Thanks!!
      Tasha

      Reply

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