Okanagan Peaches: Grilled Peach Salad with Maple Bourbon Dressing

Okanagan Peaches: Grilled Peach Salad with Maple Bourbon Dressing

By | 2018-07-24T09:58:53-07:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I am not sure what it is about Peaches and booze…..they just work. MANY peach recipes have some kind of alcohol as part of the ingredient list, mostly some kind of whiskey/bourbon. Because I am not a whiskey drinker, I tried to do some research as to why this particular pairing is such a popular one. Just the google search “Bourbon Peaches” brings up 4.5 MILLION results. I never found my answer, but based on its popularity, lets just go with…because it’s good? This Grilled Peach Salad with a maple bourbon dressing just looks soooo beautiful. I like how the recipe freestyles the main ingredients to leave some room for you to customize what YOU like.

Ingredients:

Peaches
Arugula
Farro
Blueberries
Red Onion
Bleu Cheese
Pistachios

Instructions

Cook farro, drain, let come to room temperature.
Thinly slice red onion, place in a bowl, sprinkle with raspberry vinegar and a little sugar. Let sit until ready to compose salad, then drain.
Slice peaches into thick wheels. Toss with a splash each of olive oil and bourbon. Season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat until grill marks form, turning once.

Maple Bourbon Rosemary Dressing:

2 T. maple syrup
1 1/2 T. bourbon
1 t. rosemary, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small shallot, minced
1/3 c. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Process the first five ingredients in the small bowl of a food processor, then stream in the oil olive. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Blend again. Serve at room temperature.