Summer Salad with Peaches, Apricots and Spicy Sausage

Grilled peaches are one of my favorite things about summer. I don’t have a grill in my apartment, unless you count my grill pan, which is impossible to clean, so I made this salad by roasting the fruits and sausage, but the whole time I was thinking about turning this recipe into a grilled salad at my parents’ house this summer! Grilled Summer Salad from the Kosher Foodies

A few very flavorful components are mixed together to create this light yet filling summer salad: browning the fruit makes it extra sweet, a great contrast to the spicy sausage, tangy lime and peppery arugula.

Feel free to substitute the sausage with salmon (which I almost did) or tuna, or even leave out the protein all together. In which case, it would transform from a main-dish salad into a side salad. I thought about adding a jalapeño pepper into the mix, but since I used spicy sausages, I decided against it. If I left out the sausage, I’d probably combine the chopped jalapeno with the shallots to mellow them out together.

Grilled Summer Salad from the Kosher FoodiesGrilled Summer Salad from the Kosher FoodiesGrilled Summer Salad from the Kosher Foodies

Summer Salad with Peaches, Apricots and Spicy Sausage

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 2 peaches, cut into 8 each wedges
  • 4 apricots, cut into 4 wedges each
  • 4 spicy sausages (I used Jack’s Gourmet Hot Italian)
  • 1/2 shallot
  • juice of 2 limes, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Thinly slice the shallot into half moons and place in a bowl with the juice of half a lime to marinate. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the rest of the lime juice with the olive oil and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Grill the fruit or roast in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Grill the sausages, or brown on the stove according to the package directions. Remove from heat, let cool slightly and slice.
  5. Assemble the salad: Toss the arugula in a bowl with the lime vinaigrette. Top with the grilled fruit and sausages, then sprinkle the shallots on top. Serve immediately.
  • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

    yummy! make me this with grilled peaches AND apricots.

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      we’re gonna make grilled fruit salads all summer! just made a pineapple avocado watercress salad, amazing!

  • http://www.confident-cook.com/ Hindy Garfinkel

    Looks fantastic! I also love grilled fruit in the summer.

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      call me crazy, but it’s my favorite part of barbecue night!

  • Cindy Schwartz Kline

    Looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it. http://blueberryoatmealcinnamon.blogspot.co.il/

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      let us know how you like it!

  • http://www.ronniefein.com/ Ronnie Fein

    This is a wow. And I just happened to have some Jack’s (sweet sausage), arugula AND peaches! I love grilled peaches. Beautiful combination.

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    Love the combo of fruit and meat! great idea!

  • http://thejewishhostess.com/ Thejewishhostess

    Wow girls you’ve done it again!! Looks like a fun summer salad!!

  • Danielle

    Love the empty plate! Wish it had been mine! Can you make this for me?!

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

      come over when you have a day off and i’ll make you some. ps, look i blogged :)

  • Vicky and Ruth

    What a great summer salad. We love the combo of sweet and savory.

  • Cindy Schwartz Kline

    Made this for Shabbat. Left out the shallots and added sunflower sprouts. Grilled peaches and nectarines instead of apricots. Yum! blueberryoatmealcinnamon.blogspot.co.il

  • melindakitchentested

    Holy cow! I love this recipe. The grilled peaches with spicy sausage?!? Beyond amazing.

  • http://www.thisamericanbite.com/ This American Bite

    What a great combo… you have me scribbling changes to my weekly menu plan.

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    I would never have put this together, but it looks delicious!

  • Whit @ jewhungry.wordpress.com

    What an amazing and inventive combo. I need to roast more fruit! Thank you for the inspiration

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    Love the balance of sweet and heat here.

  • Cindy Schwartz Kline

    I made it for Shabbat with grilled peaches and nectarines and with chorizo sausages. It was such a hit! Cindy blueberryoatmealcinnamon.blogspot.co.il

  • http://Www.DinnerInVenice.com/ alessandra @DinnerInVenice

    I think I am going to have to try this to see if you are telling the truth on how delicious it is :)

  • LilMissCakes

    Sounds great for the summer, and I love the idea of sweet fruit with the spicy sausage.

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