Mouth-friendly recipe: 
Grilled peach salad

Savor the essence of summer with a sweet and savory salad that combines fresh grilled peaches, mixed greens and a burst of berries. This vibrant medley makes a perfect side to your seasonal spread or a light and refreshing meal any time of day.

Did you know?

  • Peaches have fluoride, a mineral that helps reduce of cavity-causing germs.
  • Berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.
  • Leafy greens contain calcium for strong teeth.


For the salad

  • 6 fresh peaches, ripe but firm
  • Olive oil - for brushing the peaches
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 5 ounces mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles

Simple candied pecans

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water, plus more as needed
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • A pinch of salt

Honey balsamic dressing

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey - or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat and melt brown sugar with the water.
  2. Add the pecans plus a pinch of salt to the skillet.
  3. Stir to coat the pecans in melted sugar for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a plate and let cool.

Make the honey balsamic dressing

  1. In a mason jar, combine all the honey balsamic dressing ingredients.
  2. Seal the mason jar with the lid and shake vigorously until evenly combined or emulsified.
  3. Set aside.

Prep and grill the peaches

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and oil the grates.
  2. Cut the peaches into thick wedges.
  3. Brush the sliced peaches on both sides with olive oil. Grill each side for 2-3 minutes.
  4. To allow grill marks to develop, avoid disturbing. Once ready, transfer to a plate.

Assemble the salad

  1. On a large platter, arrange a bed of mixed greens and top with the blackberries, blueberries, grilled peaches, candied pecans and crumbled feta.
  2. Drizzle with the prepared honey balsamic vinegar to taste.