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Aug 13, 2014 04:30 PM

Peaches + green salad = ?

I need to prepare a largish salad and I want to use peaches and gorgonzola. Any ideas about other ingredients? Sliced radishes?

Some online recipes talk about grilling the peaches, which sounds divine, but that won't work in this case. I might wait to add the peaches until right before serving though.

I would probably use a light vinaigrette made with perhaps a fruit vinegar. (Not cider vinegar.) I could of course add the gorgonzola to the salad dressing.

I could add nuts to the salad, but I wonder about an unexpected ingredient. Any ideas?

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  1. Something crispy/crunchy, like jicama or kohlrabi.
    If you do nuts, maybe slivered almonds.
    I wouldn't do a fruity dressing, rather, something simple and clean, like a champagne vinaigrette to let the ingredients shine.

    1. Most would choose toasted walnuts to go with the salad ingredients you have so far; however, I'm of the mind that pecans go better with peaches and I'd use them instead. As far as the dressing, if you have some peach jam, I'd use it to make it a fruity vinaigrette using champagne or white wine vinegar. I agree with your thought to add the peaches just before serving, especially as you're not grilling them.

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      1. re: mcsheridan

        for the nuts, i'd vote for either the almonds or the pecans, NOT the walnuts.
        to my palate walnuts have a certain astringency that i wouldn't want in this salad/

        1. re: westsidegal

          Exactly right. I am not a fan of walnuts in anything. I only mentioned them because their use is customary for many people. I substitute pecans routinely.

      2. Great tomatoes, basil, thinly sliced red onion

        1. Toasted pecans are fabulous with peaches.

          1. Any Cured Pork Product, Pancetta, Bacon, Jamon Serrano etc..
            Grilled Scallions
            Crisp roasted Chickpeas
            Lemon Balm

            3 Replies
            1. re: chefj

              Love the roasted chickpeas- am going to roast some up for tomorrow's dinner.

              1. re: chefj

                Big ditto on the bacon/pork product. Salty/sweet is so good!

                1. re: biondanonima

                  As I am sure you know Peaches or Nectarines wrapped in Pancetta or Bacon and grilled are awesome