Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Weekend Recipe: Grilled Peach, Onion & Bacon Salad:

The combination of charred slabs of onion, bacon and juicy peaches from Linton Hopkins ensures this salad bursts with flavour.
By Motherpedia
Date: January 03 2015
Tags: recipe,
Editor Rating:
peach-onion-bacon-salad

This is a delightful warm salad that uses the best seasonal products and smells great when cooking. Because of its child-friendly ingredients, it's also something which the young ones - who might tend to turn-up their noses at the idea of 'salad' - can enjoy also.

Serves 8

Ingredients

¼  cup mayonnaise

¼  cup sour cream or Greek yoghurt

¼  cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons chopped mint

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

2 tablespoons snipped chives

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

salt

freshly ground pepper

½ kg thick-sliced bacon

¼  cup light brown sugar

½  teaspoon cayenne pepper

1.5kg onions, cut into 1-inch-thick slabs

Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing

4 large ripe peaches, cut into 2cm wedges

Method

1.  Preheat the oven to 180°. 

2.  In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the sour cream, buttermilk, mint, parsley, chives and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.

3.  Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the bacon slices on the sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with the brown sugar and cayenne. Bake for about 25 minutes, until caramelised (the bacon will crisp as it cools). Let cool, then cut the bacon into bite-size pieces.

4.  Meanwhile, light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the onions with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until softened and browned, 10 minutes. Separate the onions into rings. Brush the peaches with olive oil and grill over moderately high heat until tender, 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

5.  In a large bowl, toss the onions with the peaches and bacon. Add the buttermilk dressing and toss to coat. Serve right away.

Share This Tweet This Email To Friend
Related Articles
yellowtail-mr
If you're in Sydney in January, soak-up the atmosphere of…
Read more
vasilopita
This is a traditional Greek New Year's Day cake to…
Read more
yoghur-berry-crunch
It's healthy, easy to prepare, looks great, tastes better -…
Read more
lemongarlicchicken
The subtly-spiced spinach blends well with the chicken, lemon and…
Read more
Four-tips-to-improve-your-sleep-environment-for-a-more-relaxing-night

Four Tips to Improve Your Sleep Environment for a More Relaxing Night
Sleep like a baby!

Top-four-ways-to-make-your-home-more-comfortable-this-winter-cover

Top Four Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable this Winter
Tips for when it gets chilly

Throwing-your-daughter-the-perfect-sweet-sixteen-on-a-budget-cover

Throwing Your Daughter the Perfect Sweet Sixteen on a Budget
Tight budget? Read this!

5-types-of-people-in-your-family-and-how-to-find-them-the-perfect-gift-cover

5 types of people in your family and how to find them the perfect gift
Time for some shopping!

Globber my too fix up cover

We Try: Globber My TOO Fix Up
A scooter that grows with your child

Throw a winning cricket pitch

3 Steps to a Winning Backyard Cricket Pitch
Ex-Adelaide Oval legend curator Les Burdett shares his tips for getting your backyard cricket pitch test match ready this summer

A bike that follows your kids life cycle - motherpedia - cover

A Bike That Follows Your Kids Life Cycle
Check out the Bunzi 2-in-1 gradual balance bike!

Img 1414 x1

Weekend Recipe: Barbecue Bananas
Surprise your guests at a summer BBQ with this no fuss-dessert that’s bursting with goodness from Australian Bananas.

Navman-shows-parents-the-way-when-teaching-kids-to-drive

Navman shows parents the…
FREE online seminar for parents on best practices for instructing a learner driver

Legofriends-snow-festival

Head to Thredbo for…
Don't miss the LEGO Friends Snow Festival!

Lego-star-wars-event-motherpedia

Join LEGO Australia to…
Fans invited to celebrate May the 4th Be With You Day 2017 at Westfield Warringah

Easter-holiday-cover

How to Plan a…
Five tips to making the most of the upcoming break