Grilled Peach Salad (Jamie Oliver)

Serves: 4


One of the best salads I have ever had!


  • 4 just-ripe peaches
  • A few fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: some woody herb stalks or branches (such as rosemary or thyme)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon natural yoghurt or crème fraîche
  • 16 slices of bresaola or Parma ham
  • A few sprigs of fresh tarragon, leaves picked
  • 2 handfuls of rocket, washed and spun dry
  • 100g goat’s cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat a barbecue or griddle pan until hot. Cut the peaches in half, then twist them to remove the stones - don’t worry if they break up when you do this. Toss them in a bowl with the chopped rosemary, a splash of olive oil and a little salt and pepper. If you’re cooking on a barbecue, throw some herb branches on to the coals if you like “ this will give the peaches a herby, smoky flavour. Grill the peaches for a couple of minutes on each side until nicely charred, but not burnt!
  2. Pour the vinegar into a bowl and add three times as much extra virgin olive oil. Add the yoghurt or crème fraîche and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk or shake until mixed together well.
  3. Drape the bresaola over four plates, pinching it up here and there so it’s not lying flat. Place the peaches over the bresaola. Toss the tarragon leaves and rocket in the creamy dressing and pile the salad on top of the peaches. Drizzle with a little more extra virgin olive oil, scatter with the crumbled goat’s cheese and tuck in!

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