Celebrate the arrival of summer with this refreshingly different salad featuring warm grilled peaches, island-inspired grilled chicken, avocados, scallions, celery – plus an amazing vinaigrette…
Where did the recipe for this summer smorgasbord of a salad come from? Well, you! Not long ago I asked readers on my Paleo Newbie Facebook page what recipes you all would like to see this summer. Topping the list were grilled recipes and salads. This flavor-packed salad just happens to combine both your top picks in one easy to make dish!
I love a great summer salad – especially when you’re hungry and it includes some savory protein. Bring your hearty appetite to this one peeps – it’s very satisfying. And even though it’s 100% paleo and gluten-free, the whole family will want to dig into this one – and go back for seconds.
Plus this salad is a really good excuse to fire up the backyard grill (or if the weather’s not cooperating, a counter top grill if you have one).
The orchard-fresh, juicy and ripe peaches I used a couple of weeks ago to make my cobbler jam are still in the produce section at my local grocery – hopefully they’re waiting for you at your supermarket or farmer’s market too.
And don’t fret if you’ve never grilled peaches before – anyone can do it. Just slice them in half, remove the pit and place them flesh side down on the grill. Turn them a few minutes later to roast the backside, and you’re done. You may or may not get grill marks, but that doesn’t matter…you’ll have that warm, sweet and juicy flavor you can only get from a slightly sizzled peach.
For the chicken in this salad, I went with an island-style seasoning mix with some allspice, cinnamon and chipotle. Trust me on this one. It gives the chicken a little Caribbean pop of flavor that goes really well with the sweetness of the peaches.
I’ve also got a very simple, tangy vinaigrette for you to whip up with this recipe. It just takes a few minutes and really brings this dish together.
Hope you give this one a try…it’s the taste of summer, fresh from orchard and farm to your table. Enjoy!