Grilled peach salad with Parma ham & Colwick cheese

grilled peach salad

Serves 4

  • 4 ripe white or yellow peaches

  • 6 slices of quality Parma ham

  • 50 g Colwick cheese

  • ½ a radicchio lettuce, finely sliced

  • quality balsamic vinegar

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the grill to full whack. Place the whole peaches onto a snug-fitting baking tray and pop under the grill for 8 to 10 minutes, or until soft and blackened on top, then leave aside to cool.



Once cool, peel the skin off the peach, then halve, discard the stone and tear the flesh into rough 2cm chunks.



Arrange the Parma ham on plates, crumble over the cheese and scatter the peach chunks and radicchio on top. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons balsamic with 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and drizzle over the salad. Season lightly with salt and pepper, before serving.

Nutritional Information

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If you can't get hold of Colwick cheese, feta, ricotta or mild goat's cheese works just as well.

Preheat the grill to full whack. Place the whole peaches onto a snug-fitting baking tray and pop under the grill for 8 to 10 minutes, or until soft and blackened on top, then leave aside to cool.

Once cool, peel the skin off the peach, then halve, discard the stone and tear the flesh into rough 2cm chunks.

Arrange the Parma ham on plates, crumble over the cheese and scatter the peach chunks and radicchio on top. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons balsamic with 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and drizzle over the salad. Season lightly with salt and pepper, before serving.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 220
    11%
  • Carbs 12g
    5%
  • Sugar 11g 12%
  • Fat 17g 24%
  • Saturates 3.5g 18%
  • Protein 6g 13%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 4 ripe white or yellow peaches

  • 6 slices of quality Parma ham

  • 50 g Colwick cheese

  • ½ a radicchio lettuce, finely sliced

  • quality balsamic vinegar

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper