Peach, Goats Cheese and Parma Ham Salad

This dish is fabulous in the summer, but also makes a great starter in the winter when you can replace the peaches with orchard fruits like pears, apples and quinces.
What you'll need

3 Peaches
A bunch of Basil
A small bunch of Chives
A bag of Rocket
approx. 10 Slices of Parma Ham
100g Goats Cheese
Balsamic Vinegar
Basil Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper


Load the Plate

  1. Make a cross into the skin of the peaches and place them in a bowl of boiling water, until the cross starts to lift, about 30secs to a minute. Then peel the skin and quarter the peaches removing the stone.
  2. Take a high heat and a griddle pan, brush with olive oil and sear the peaches so that you get great dark marks, this works great on a bbq. Set aside while you plate up.
  3. Start with the rocket, then the peaches, followed by the parma ham, basil and cheese. Finally sprinkle with basil flavoured olive oil, balsamic, and the finely sliced chives.
  4. Serve straight away with ice tea!