Grilled Peach + Sweet Onion Salad with Yogurt + Mint
This salad was one of those “oh my gosh, I have people coming over right now and need an appetizer” sort of creations. I needed something quick using ingredients I had on hand. Peaches and sweet onions are jewels of mid-summer produce, and they’ve been staples in my kitchen all summer long. Grilling them brings out even more sweetness, while also adding a savory char. Plain yogurt adds a big of tang, mint adds an herbaceous note, and a sprinkle of flaky salt rounds it all out. Simple as that!
You can grill the peaches and onions ahead of time and serve them chilled, or grill them just before guests arrive and serve them warm. For those of you who don’t have a grill at your disposal, a grill pan is an inexpensive way to get those beautiful grill marks without stepping outside into the summer heat.
- 1 ripe but firm peach
- 1 small sweet onion (such as Vidalia)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 10-12 mint leaves
- flaky salt (such as fleur de sel or Maldon)
Plain greek yogurt can be substituted with regular plain yogurt, sour cream, creme fraiche, softened mascarpone cheese, or softened goat cheese.
Basil is a great substitution for mint.