Grilled Florida Peach Salad with Candied Pecans

Grilled Florida Peach Salad with Candied Pecans

Grilled Florida Peach Salad with Candied Pecans

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

4 minutes


6 people


  • 4 large peaches
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons flavored vinegar
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon natural sugar
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce


  • 1 Preheat grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cut peaches into six slices each; discard pits. Cook peach slices until grill marks appear (no need to completely cook peaches). Remove from grill and let cool at room temperature.
  • 2 In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • 3 Heat a medium-sized pan over medium-high heat. Add butter, pecans, sugar and cayenne pepper. Cook while stirring constantly until sugar dissolves and turns golden brown. Remove pecans from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • 4 Slice both heads of romaine into six sections. Place lettuce and peaches on plate and top with dressing and candied pecans. Serve immediately.



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