I’ve been a peach purist until this summer. Peaches and cream, cobblers, and peach cakes have never been my thing. Plain ripe peaches with sticky hands and peach juice running down my elbows is more like it… so why mess with a good thing? Because it turns out that sometimes good things can be made even better.
The natural caramelized sweetness that comes out of these peaches straight off the grill is to die for. Paired with contrasting tastes and textures – spicy arugula, creamy fresh mozzarella, crunchy pine nuts, and herb-y pesto… complete perfection. This one has moved to the top of my list for favorite summertime dishes. It’s simple enough to put together for a light weeknight meal, but fancy enough to serve as a starter at your next dinner party… It’s sure to impress even your snobbiest of foodie friends.