Summer Peach Salad
Recipe Intro From alexawhatsfordinner

We're testing out the viral hack of pitting peaches using a pair of pliers with this summery Peach Salad, inspired by @feelingtastyy

This recipe is packed with seasonal summer produce like peaches & tomatoes. The peaches are sautéed in butter, giving them a delectable, sweet flavor and the halloumi is caramelized in the oven. Served atop a bed of arugula and microgreens and drizzled with homemade dressing, this is the ultimate summertime salad. 

Want more recipes with prime summer produce? This Chimichurri Focaccia is packed with fresh herbs and this Chipotle Corn Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet & spicy flavors.



Prep time 40mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 4 pieces prosciutto
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 large peach, cut into wedges
  • 1 block halloumi, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/ 2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 cup microgreens
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon za'atar
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 heirloom tomato, cut into wedges


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place slices of prosciutto on a parchment-lined baking sheet and into the oven to crisp up for about 15 minutes. The prosciutto should be nice and crispy.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt half of the butter. Sauté peach wedges until golden brown and caramelized on both sides, about 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Remove the caramelized peaches from the skillet. Melt the other half of the butter and place strips of Halloumi into the pan. Drizzle on honey and allow the Halloumi to caramelize on both sides until deep golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Step 4

    In a small skillet over high heat, dry toast pumpkin seeds until dark and toasted.

  • Step 5

    Make the dressing: in a jar with a lid, combine extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, sumac, za'atar, salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 6

    Assemble the salad: place arugula and microgreens into a large salad bowl. Top with caramelized peaches, caramelized Halloumi, heirloom tomato wedges, crumbled crispy prosciutto, and toasted pumpkin seeds. Dig in and enjoy!