In the Kitchen: Grilled Peach & Haricots Vert Salad

Kelly  |  October 17

This week Duo’s cooking up my one of my favorite foods, peaches!

Sprinkled with brown sugar, tarragon, and then grilled, the peaches get even sweeter.

Paired with blanched haricot vert (green beans) this salad is a light and refreshing treat. Here’s how you can make it yourself:


-2 Pounds Haricots Vert (may substitute blue lake beans, wax beans, etc.)

-3 each Peaches (Halved and Pitted)

-4 oz Red Rose Radish Sprouts (available at your local farmers market or specialty grocer)

-4 oz Chevre (Feta is a good substitute)

-¼ Preserved Lemon Rind (Salt Cured Lemon) – Rinsed and Minced

-3 Tbl. Plus 2 Tsp. Olive Oil

-½ tsp chopped tarragon

1 Tsp Maldon Sea Salt

Juice of ½ Lemon

2 Tbl Brown Sugar or Honey


  1. Clean Green Beans
  2. Blanch in a large pot of salted boiling water  until tender – roughly 1 minute (it should taste like the sea and maintain it’s boil when the beans are submerged)
  3. Remove beans from blanching water and submerge immediately in ice water, drain and set aside while you gather remaining ingredients.
  4. Combine 2tsp olive oil with brown sugar and brush peaches, allow to marinate while you heat a pan or grill (a cast iron grill pan works well for this purpose)
  5. Grill peaches until sugar has caramelized and the peach has softened somewhat
  6. Sprinkle with tarragon
  7. Toss Green Beans and Sprouts with remaining olive oil, Preserved Lemon and lemon juice.
  8. Divide between 6 plates, top with grilled peach, crumbled chevre and sea salt
  9. Enjoy! Serves 6.

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  1. New post: In the Kitchen with Duo: Grilled Peach & Haricots Vert Salad

    Comment by Kelly Oshiro (@KellyOshiro) — October 17, 2012 @ 10:19 am

  2. I love the look of peaches, and their taste! This sounds like a wonderful recipe.

    Comment by Anna — October 17, 2012 @ 10:55 am

  3. This looks delicious! So hungry now ;)

    Comment by jess wilcox — October 17, 2012 @ 11:32 am

  4. I wish I was eating that right now. It looks so good!

    Comment by Josh Gruetzmacher — October 17, 2012 @ 11:34 am

  5. [...] fun photo shoot was just posted on the fabulous SB Chic! I had an amazing time capturing this delicious salad made by the talented Duo Catering and styled [...]

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  6. Wow, they look sooooooo delicious.

    Comment by sandy — October 21, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

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