I am on a roll with salads. Be prepared for many more salad recipes til the end of the Summer. They are my favorite thing to make and eat. Plus when you have such fresh local produce it makes the salads taste so much better!! Several of you asked about my CSA basket and I have to say I am loving it. I use Rosebanks Farm and it has been so fun each week to see what we will get. Everything has been incredible and full of flavor. This week we got about 10 peaches so I was trying to think of something to do with some of our peaches and invented this salad. It is so amazing, my favorite summer salad yet. The crispy pancetta and creamy gorgonzola pair perfectly with the peaches. This salad is only good with ripe peaches if the peaches have no flavor this would be a sad salad, so buy accordingly.
I have to add I always buy my meat fresh sliced from the deli counter, I think it is so much better then the prepackaged kind. So if you can buy the pancetta from the counter- you could also sub bacon or prosciutto. This salad is best served room temperature.
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-5-6 Peaches largely sliced or diced
– 1/2 white onion thinly sliced
– Gorgonzola crumbled
– Basil, julienned
– balsamic vinegar
– Olive Oil
Dice Pancetta. Sautee Pancetta in 1 tablespoon of olive oil about 5 minutes until crispy. Remove from oil and lay on paper towels to drain. Sautee onions in same oil from pancetta about 5-7 just til translucent. Remove from oil and let cool. Layer peaches, cooled onion, pancetta, Gorgonzola, and fresh basil. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar