This dish is fabulous in the summer, but also makes a great starter in the winter when you can replace the peaches with orchard fruits like pears, apples and quinces.


Peach, Goats Cheese and Parma Ham Salad

  • 3 Peaches
  • A bunch of Basil
  • A small bunch of Chives
  • A bag of Rocket
  • approx. 10 Slices of Parma Ham
  • 100g Goats Cheese
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Basil Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Make a cross into the skin of the peaches and place them in a bowl of boiling water, until the cross starts to lift, about 30secs to a minute. Then peel the skin and quarter the peaches removing the stone. 
  2. Take a high heat and a griddle pan, brush with olive oil and sear the peaches so that you get great dark marks, this works great on a bbq. Set aside while you plate up.
  3. Start with the rocket, then the peaches, followed by the parma ham, basil and cheese. Finally sprinkle with basil flavoured olive oil, balsamic, and the finely sliced chives.
  4. Serve straight away with ice tea!


Photos by Kit Lee.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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  • It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! I love salads and I’m always looking for new recipes!

  • Adele says:

    This is my kind of salad, am definitely going to try making!
    Hugs xoxo

  • The dish looks nice but the crockery looks even nicer. And what beautiful, cookbook-quality photography!

    Emma Louise Layla x

  • pinkschmink says:

    Ah! You’re killing me, this is one of my favourite food combinations in the world. So hungry now!