This seasonal, light, and refreshing dish is elevated with the distinct flavor of cherry wood that compliments the fruit nicely.

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Cherry Grilling plank
  • 2 large Nectarines
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 4 oz soft Goat Cheese
  • ½  cup Roasted Almonds
  • 3 Baby Bell Peppers, sliced
  • 1 lb Baby Lettuce Greens
  • Salad dressing of choice

Chef's Tip

Buy slightly under ripe fruit that can be quartered easily and stand up to heat of the grill.


  1. Soak the plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes and preheat the grill or oven to 400°F.
  2. Score around the pit of each nectarine and twist to make two halves, remove the pit.
  3. Toss the nectarine quarters in the brown sugar and set them on the plank.
  4. Place the plank on the grill or in the oven, close the lid or door, cook for 15 minutes or until fruit is soft and fragrant.
  5. While the nectarines cook, add the lettuce to a mixing bowl and dress lightly.
  6. Crumble the goat cheese and toss with the lettuce, garnish with almonds, bell peppers, and smoked nectarines.
  7. Enjoy!


*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

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Cherry Grilling Plank