Awhile back I saw a recipe involving grilled nectarines and the recipe had been archived until summer rolled around. A couple weeks ago I had a hankering to give it a shot. I love feta. My local market sells delicious cheese. In my attempt to buy goat feta, the cheese counter guy suggested that I get sheep feta as they didn’t have goat feta and it was his favorite.
THANK YOU CHEESE COUNTER MAN. I swear I will never eat another type of feta again. If you haven’t had sheep feta, I dare you to try it. It is slightly more creamy than traditional cow feta… and is frankly just delicious.
This recipe is great for an appetizer or sweet/savory dessert at your next gathering. Or hell- make it for dinner like I did.
Grilled Nectarines with Feta
3 ripe/firm nectarines
1/2-1 cup feta, crumbled (go with sheep’s if you can!)
1) Start by cutting your nectarines. As much as it would be nice to have flat slices, I’ve yet to achieve this due to the pit in the middle. If you can pit a nectarine, more power to you. For the rest of you, gently cut the nectarine into slices being careful not to bruise the skin.
2) Season the nectarine slices with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste.
3) Start your grill and adjust the heat to about medium or 400 degrees.
4) Have tongs ready and place the slices on the grill.
5) Grill the slices for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear.
6) Remove from heat and top with crumbled feta.
One of my roommates and I continued to make this recipe for about the next two weeks. It is so good, unique, and delicious.
We have had quite the heat wave here in Salt Lake as it seems a lot of the west has. Hope you’ve all been getting outside, enjoying the pool, or seeking shelter with AC – whatever your remedy to the heat is.
Regardless of the heat, hiking season is in full force for this girl and I’ve been filling my days and planner with miles and planning new trails for the future. Summer will be gone before we know it so enjoy the season and the wonderful food and activities it brings.
Side note, after 15 days my homemade kombucha scoby from my last post is coming along nicely! Let’s see what the next week brings…