Enjoy the sweet juiciness of roast peaches in this colourful salad by our friends at The Good Grocer IGA.
This simple summer recipe uses in-season stone fruit, combined with soft burrata cheese, strips of ham and fresh leafy greens for a delicious mix of flavours.
Serves: 6-8 as a side
- 3 peaches (white, gold or both), cut into quarters
- 1 burrata cheese (100 g), liquid removed
- 100 g Jamon serrano ham, torn into strips
- 50 g walnuts, crushed
- 100 g onion jam (store bought is fine)
- 1 bag of rocket (80-100 g)
- 1 punnet of micro herbs, red radish/red shiso/green shiso/coriander
- Olive oil
- Flaked sea salt and cracked black pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 180°C fan forced.
- Cut peaches into quarters, removing the stone. Lay on a tray with baking paper, skin side down, brush with olive oil and place into oven.
- Roast peaches until they begin to caramelise, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Once the peaches have cooled begin to build the salad, starting with a layer of rocket, torn pieces of burrata and ham, peaches, dollops of onion jam, micro herbs, chopped walnuts and a splash of olive oil.
- Repeat step 4 until all ingredients have been used and the salad has a nice height and presentation.
- Finish salad by seasoning with salt and pepper and dressing with olive oil and a final scatter of herbs and walnuts.
Tips: Any micro herb will work with this recipe, and if you can, the more variety the better. Walnuts can be swapped for pecans or another fatty nut. You can also use a balsamic glaze instead of the onion jam.
A note from our HBF dietitians
This dish is a delicious way to enjoy peaches and leafy greens, but we would consider it a ‘special occasion meal.’
It contains some foods and nutrients we are encouraged to have in smaller quantities, less often.
To create a healthy dietary pattern over time, consider:
- Your total salt intake. This dish contains ingredients high in sodium (burrata and ham). We recommend serving with other dishes naturally low in sodium, like lean meat, fish, lentils/beans or baked potatoes.
- Limiting processed meats. The World Health Organization and the National Heart Foundation recommend limiting processed meats such as ham. Aim for these to feature less frequently in your regular diet.
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This article contains general information only and does not take into account the health, personal situation or needs of any person. In conjunction with your GP or treating health care professional, please consider whether the information is suitable for you and your personal circumstances.