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Grilled Panzanella Salad with Peaches and Fennel

Grilled Panzanella Salad with Peaches and Fennel

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Course: Side Dish

This is a hearty but bright salad using the colors and flavors of the summer season from Lindsey S. Love of Dolly and Oatmeal. The bread is rubbed with garlic and brushed with olive oil; then it is grilled until toasty and crunchy. The peaches are also grilled until warm and slightly caramelized, and the fennel is shaved thin, giving the salad brightness and crunch. 

Reynolds Kitchens tip

Use Reynolds Wrap®Non-Stick Foil to prevent items like vegetables, fruit or smaller pieces of food from falling between the grill grates.

Ingredients

  • 1 large shallot, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt and fresh pepper
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 slices hearty bread
  • 2 peaches, sliced into wedges
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup torn basil
  • 1 large fennel bulb, halved, cored and thinly shaved on a mandoline
  • Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil

Directions

Step 1

Cut a large piece of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil and firmly fit it over the grill grate. Heat the grill to medium heat.

Step 2

While the grill is heating, make the dressing. To a shallow bowl, add the shallot, vinegar, maple syrup, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture sit until the shallots are tender, about 10 minutes. Add 4 tablespoons of the oil and whisk until the dressing is mixed and blended. Set aside.

Step 3

Cut the garlic clove in half. Using the cut side of the garlic, gently rub each side of bread. Using 1 tablespoon of oil, lightly brush each side of bread.

Step 4

Place the bread on the hot grill and cook until toasted and firm, about 7 to 10 minutes.  Remove the bread and let cool.

Step 5

Brush the peaches with the remaining tablespoon of oil and sprinkle with a couple pinches of salt. Place the peaches on the foil-covered grill and cook until lightly browned but firm, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 6

In a large serving bowl, toss together the arugula and basil. Tear the bread into large chunks and add to the bowl. Add the peaches and fennel, mix in the dressing and give everything a thorough toss.

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