This grilled peach and cucumber salad make the perfect side dish for an early fall barbecue of late summer cookout. The tart peaches and tangy cucumbers both benefit from a brief stint on a hot grill, allowing the rich caramelized flavors to come through while maintaining a nice and crunch.
The fresh ricotta adds a wonderful richness to the salad and balances well against the sweetness of the peaches. Try using a larger salt like Maldon or fleur du sel. These large salt grains will remain crunchy throughout the salad and provide a nice counterpoint to the citrus vinaigrette and the sweet, roasted peaches.
Try using a medium-strength olive oil, one that will both provide pepper and spice to your vinaigrette will allow the grilled peaches and cucumbers to shine. For an added treat add some toasted nuts for a garnish!
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