Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hello, Summertime! Grilled Peaches & Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway!

In Colorado we are fortunate to have access to peaches grown right in Palisades, which is on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. High Country Orchards and Kokopelli Organic Farms both supply the local Whole Foods Markets within days of harvest, so they are perfectly ripe and juicy. Even though I grew up eating the most amazing apples picked fresh from a tree, I don't think anything compares to a fresh Colorado peach.

This summer we've been experimenting with peaches and we have fallen in love with grilling them! Grilled peaches have accompanied our dinner, our dessert, and have even found their way into our breakfast!

The way we prepare them is to brush them with a little bit of maple syrup and some butter, than throw them on the grill. Yum! We make this salad with grilled peaches, but the recipe just calls for regular sliced peaches, it's turned into a go to favorite with chicken it makes a meal.

Summer Salad With Peach Walnut Dressing:
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped peaches
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • Salad
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce, leaves washed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce, leaves washed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 peaches, halved, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 8 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted

  • Method: Put all dressing ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender and puree until smooth. Add a little water if needed to thin to a pourable consistency. Toss salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing, toss to coat well and serve immediately.
    Nutritional Info: 
    Per Serving:120 calories (70 from fat)8g total fat0.5g saturated fat0mg cholesterol,30mg sodium9g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber2g sugar)4g protein

    I have a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card to giveaway!
    To Enter:

    1. A comment equals one entry, comment as much as you wish, I will transfer over FB comments. Please leave a valid email address if you comment as anonymous.

    2. Contest will close on Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at 10pm MST. 

    3. 1 winner will be chosen from comments by Random. Org and notified via email.

    4. Address must be provided within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected, the gift card will be shipped directly by the supplier of the giveaway.  

    5. Open to US residents only. 
    Disclaimer, I was compensated by Whole Foods Market as a WFM Ambassador for this post and giveaway! Content is purely at my discretion. 


  1. One time I had fresh peach cobbler a la mode at the Boulder Cafe - Exquisite!!

  2. I grew up in Grand Junction and have relatives who have owned an orchard in Palisade for almost 100 years. They still operate it and have the most adorable fruit stand/produce shop. (not organic, though, sad trombone...)

    (mopsy dot lifenut at gmail dot com)

  3. I like canning fresh peaches too. Their good.

  4. I love peaches and Whole Foods. Thank you for the giveaway!

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  5. I've tried grilled grapefruit, gotta try peaches too!

  6. This looks delicious! grilled pineapple is fun too.

  7. I've never tried grilled peaches but it looks delicious! I love grilled pineapple too. :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  8. Those grilled peaches look amazing!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Gina M

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  9. Now I am craving a grilled peach!
    Thank you for the chance to win

  10. I love to grill peaches.
    myfoxypup at gmail dot com

  11. Just saw an article using grilled peaches in smores instead of chocolate. Haven't tried it yet but looked yummy. (Kathleen M. via FB)

  12. Wow! Grilled peaches sound amazing! Also: Woohoo Whole Foods!! My favorite! (dawn d via FB)

  13. Peaches are my fave fruit :)
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

  14. I have never tried grilled peaches, but I do love peaches! I will have to try it!

  15. I do love grilled pineapple! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  16. Can't wait to try the grilled peaches though!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com