Summer Salad: A Seasonal Recipe

Summer Salad Recipe: Grilled peaches + Candied Pecans | RockwellSummer Salad Recipe: Grilled peaches + Candied Pecans | Rockwell

First, a disclaimer: I do not like salads. Let me rephrase, I will never experience an ounce of satisfaction by the average, run-of-the-mill salad comprised of shredded iceberg lettuce, parmesan cheese, and croutons swimming in a pool of dressing. Not only does the common plate lack nutritional value, but also it’s loaded in empty calories and essentially tastes like glorified cardboard.

I do, however, enjoy a fresh salad made with seasonal ingredients on a bed of arugula, which brings me to today’s delicious recipe. It was too good not to share…

Recipe serves 2.

Candied Pecans


  • 1 c. Pecan Halves
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar


  1. Melt butter over low heat.
  2. Add pecans and stir.
  3. Add sugar, continue to stir until caramelized.
  4. Spread on wax paper to cool.

Grilled Peaches


  • 2 Peaches, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar


  1. Place butter on a grill pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Evenly disperse peaches on pan.
    3. Allow peaches to grill for 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar and allow to cool.

For the Salad


  • 2 c. Arugula
  • 1/2 c. Feta Cheese

Mix candied pecans, arugula, feta cheese, in a bowl. Add olive oil and vinegar to taste. Top with grilled peach slices. Voila!

Candied Pecans | Rockwell

Summer Salad Recipe: Grilled peaches + Candied Pecans | Rockwell

What’s your favorite way to spice up your ordinary salad? Share in the comments below!

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