Lettuce & Goat Cheese Stuffed Peaches Salad

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Lettuce & Goat Cheese Stuffed Peaches Salad

 Ingredients

  • 5 cups red leaf lettuce, washed and dried
  • 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 4 small ripe peaches or other fruit
  • 8 tsp soft goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts, chopped

Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp raspberry or balsamic vinegar
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. Tear lettuce into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl with onions and basil.
  3. Cut each peach in half and remove the pit.
  4. Place 1 tsp (5 mL) of goat cheese in the centre of each peach and top with walnuts.
  5. Place peaches in a pan and heat for 15 to 20 minutes, just until warm.
  6. Meanwhile, combine dressing ingredients and toss into the salad.
  7. Divide the lettuce mixture on four plates and top each salad with two peach halves.
  8. Serve immediately.

The peaches can also be warmed on the BBQ over medium heat. Place peaches on a pie pan and cook for 20 minutes. Assemble salad as directed above.

– Kootenay Co-op Kitchen