Caramelized Peach Salad
  • 4 firm- ripe peaches
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 whole cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches long)
  • 1 whole vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • Mixed greens- whatever you prefer
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • Crumbled gorgonzola cheese to taste
  • ¼ cup dried cranberry for garnish
  1. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. Then cut each half into quarters.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat combine the wine, sugar, cardamom pods, vanilla and cinnamon stick. Stir till sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the mixture becomes slightly syrupy. This will take about 3 minutes. Toss in the peaches, making sure that each piece is coated with the syrup. Cook until the peaches are evenly coated and turn golden in color about 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the whole spices and serve the peaches warm or cold.
  3. To make the salad:
  4. Toss the greens, red onion and dried cranberries together in a large bowl. Top with the Caramelized peaches as well as the syrup. Sprinkle with the gorgonzola cheese. Serve immediately.
Recipe by janie-jean at