Salads | August 26, 2019

Stone Fruit Grilled Salad

Crisp greens, nutty walnuts, tart blueberries, creamy goat cheese, and tender grill stone fruit come together in this Stone Fruit Grilled Salad.  Topped with a fresh basil vinaigrette this salad will have you savoring every last bite of summer.

Stone fruit grilled salad in a white bowl, atop a wooden cutting board.

What Is A Stone Fruit Grilled Salad?

First, let’s start with – what is a stone fruit? Stone fruit is a fruit with flesh or pulp enclosing a stone (or pit), such as a peach, plum, apricot or cherry.  In this salad I am actually using plucots – which are a hybrid fruit combining plums and apricots.  So! A stone fruit grilled salad is a salad made using stone fruits that have been grilled.

Why Should I Grill My Stone Fruits?

The heat of a grill intensifies the natural sugars in and softens the flesh. This results is a sweet, slightly caramelized fruit – which is perfect for a salad.

Stone fruit grilled salad in a white bowl, atop a wooden cutting board.

What Do I Need To Make A Stone Fruit Salad?

For this salad you’ll need:

  • green leaf lettuce
  • stone fruit (plucots, apricots, peaches, plums, etc.)
  • blueberries
  • pecans
  • goat cheese
  • olive oil
  • rice vinegar
  • honey
  • basil

Stone fruit salad ingredients.

How Do I Make Fresh Basil Vinaigrette?

First lets talk about the dressing.  A fresh basil vinaigrette that is BURSTING with freshness.  I whipped this up in my blender and boy was it the finishing touch to this salad.  It added a clean, herbal tang – that you just CAN’T get from a store bought dressing. As always I used my Blendtec to make the perfect dressing.

  1. Add oil and vinegar to your blender jar.
  2. Pour in honey
  3. Top with basil.
  4. Blend until smooth.

Basil vinaigrette being made.
How Do I Make Stone Fruit Grilled Salad?

  1. Prepare your plucots but slicing in half, removing the pit or stone, and slicing again.
  2. Place flesh side down on a hot grill and cook for 2-3 minutes each side until grill marks appear and flesh is softened.
    Stone fruit being grilled.
  3. Assemble salad by layer lettuce, grilled stone fruit, blueberries, pecans, and goat cheese.
  4. Serve with basil vinaigrette.

Stone fruit grilled salad in a white bowl, atop a wooden cutting board.

What Do I Serve With Stone Fruit Grilled Salad?

This salad is the perfect addition to a grill meat.  May I suggest:

Stone fruit grilled salad in a white bowl, atop a wooden cutting board.

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Stone fruit grilled salad in a white bowl, atop a wooden cutting board.
Stone Fruit Grilled Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Crisp greens, nutty walnuts, tart blueberries, creamy goat cheese, and tender grill stone fruit come together in this Stone Fruit Grilled Salad.  Topped with a fresh basil vinaigrette this salad will have you savoring every last bite of summer.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled peach, grilled salad, stone fruit salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 head of red leaf lettuce chopped
  • 3 stone fruit (plucots, peaches, plums, apricots) quartered, pits removed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine lettuce, stone fruit, pecans, blueberries, and goat cheese.

  2. In a blender combine basil, honey, vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Serve dressing on the side of salad.
Nutrition Facts
Stone Fruit Grilled Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 517IU10%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

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