Sunday, June 15, 2008

Grilled Peach and Pears over Bibb Lettuce with Pistachios, Gorgonzola Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilling fruit is underrated. No question. Not only does it add texture, it bring out the sweetness of fruits that people love so much. I am proud to say that my sister and I made this recipe up. We started knowing that we wanted to grill peaches, thought Gorgonzola would pair well and why not add some pears to that and... hey! there are pistachios in the pantry.

See? Now, you can visualize the progression...

Grilled Peach and Pears over Bibb Lettuce with Gorgonzola Cheese, Pistachios and Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 white peaches, wedged
2 pears, wedged
1/4 shelled pistachios
1 bibb lettuce
1/8 cup of homemade vinaigrette (See Bitsy's vinaigrette recipe)
1/2 Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Wash lettuce. Place two leaves on each place. Heat grill to high. Brush wedges lightly with olive oil. Place wedges on grill and flip to desired doneness, about 2-3 minutes. Place wedges on lettuce. Crumble cheese on top of salads and pepper with pistachios. Drizzle dressing over and salt and pepper to taste.


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