This bright summer salad is colourful and packed full of flavour! We use juicy, fresh peaches to compliment the creamy, rich mozzarella beautifully, which leaves a perfect balance between and sweet and savoury.
Grilling your peaches will help to intensify the fruit’s natural sweetness with a gentle light, smoky flavour. Make sure to season well with a pinch of Maldon Salt to really elevate the sweet notes of the peaches whilst cooking on the griddle pan.
Substitutions can easily be made for this dish, such as switching the mozzarella cheese for burrata, halloumi or feta. Instead of using serrano ham, you could use prosciutto or parma ham. If you do not want to to add meat to your salad, we offer a selection of vegetarian-based salads, including a classic caprese salad, made with juicy heirloom tomatoes
- Heat up a griddle pan and lightly grease with oil.
- Cut the peaches in half and remove the stone. Place the peaches onto the griddle pan and leave to cook for 3 minutes on each side (you want nice griddle lines across the fruit).
- Place a small pan of water on to boil, and then boil the broad beans on to cook for 2 minutes until tender. Drain from the water and set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, cracked black pepper and pinch of Maldon Salt.
- On a large serving platter arrange the wild rocket and then top with the griddled peaches torn mozzarella, serrano ham and scatter around the blanched broad beans.
- Drizzle over the lemony dressing and then garnish with mint leaves.
Can this be made vegan?
This dish can easily be made vegan! There are many plant-based cheeses available in supermarkets, including Cathedral City Dairy Free, Violife and Applewood. You can also use nutritional yeast, which is known to be the best alternative to cheese as it closely resembles Parmesan with it’s nutty, rich and slightly salty flavour.
You can replace the meat with Tempeh, which is a high protein-packed product made from soybean. You could also using Tofu, which comes in many different varieties from soft silken to super-firm, allowing you to achieve your most preferred consistency.
How long can you keep leftovers for?
It’s advised that salads are normally okay to consumer for 1-2 days after making, and can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. However, if you do have any leftover, make sure to keep them in air-tight container or wrapped in shrink wrap before putting them in the fridge, or the meat and cheese will spoil.