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Spinach Salad with Grilled Ham and Peaches

August 2009
Spinach Salad with Grilled Ham and Peaches

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Serve with grilled corn on the cob.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Grill: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 1-inch-thick slices crusty bread
  • 1 pound boneless ham steak
  • 4 peaches, halved
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 hass avocado
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 pound baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Brush the bread, ham and peaches with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange on the grill and cook, turning once, until the bread is slightly charred and the peaches are softened, about 5 minutes, and the ham is slightly charred, about 8 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Thinly slice the ham, cut the peaches into thick wedges and cut the bread into large cubes. Using a food processor, puree the avocado with the buttermilk and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, ham and peaches. Add the avocado dressing, season with salt and pepper and toss. Top with the croutons and goat cheese.
Tip Fast times
  • Skip the grill! Toss shredded rotisserie chicken with spinach, thinly sliced peaches and store-bought croutons.