Summer is here. That means breaking out the grill. Grilled peaches, crispy romaine and hazelnuts make for a perfect salad. Fresh lemon and some heat from raw garlic, makes this salad a total winner. It is epic. I promise. Make it your own, have fun and enjoy with good friends in the sunshine.
Romaine Lettuce - 2 heads
Peaches - 2 each
Toasted and Chopped Hazelnuts - 1/2 cup
Lemon - 2 each juiced
Lemon Zest - of 1 lemon
Parmesan - 1/8 cup grated (more if you like cheese)
Olive Oil - 1/8 cup
Heavy Cream - 1/4 cup
Garlic - 1 clove grated
Salt and Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp of each
Wash and separate romaine leaves. Begin by turning on the grill to medium high heat, and grating garlic into cream. Cover and refrigerate for 30 min. The dressing will be finished in the bowl as we make the salad.
Cut peaches into halves and remove pit and brush with olive oil. Put peaches on hot grill until slightly caramelized, the peaches will release from the grill when they are ready. Remove and put to side.
To finish the salad, season the lettuce with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, lightly brush with the cream. Lay on a tray, put peaches over lettuce, sprinkle with hazelnuts, grate parmesan and lemon zest over everything.