Jeanne Robertson says don’t send a man to the grocery store (hi.larious clip) and I was reminded of this when the one or two peaches I put on the shopping list showed up in the kitchen as four huge peaches… and my man doesn’t eat fruit. So after a little peach with my yogurt, a little peach with my cottage cheese I wound up making the best leftover fajita with you guessed it, peaches and another leftover I had – some smoked gouda cheese. So when I decided to throw a quick girlie dinner together I knew I wanted to pick up a rotisserie chicken and some salad and to throw in some peaches and smoked gouda.

And it was good : ) You could of course make this recipe with goat cheese or fresh mozzarella, but you know, go running with scissors and try something a little different and refreshing with the smoked gouda.

Roasted Chicken and Peach Salad

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
2 bags bibb lettuce and radicchio salad
2 - 3 peaches, cut wedges
3/4 cup smoked gouda, shaved
1/3 cup candied pecans
1/3 cup red onion, sliced
6 oz snow peas, blanched (optional, I made them and forgot to put them in)

For Vinaigrette:
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions:

- combine first 5 vinaigrette ingredients in a mason jar or bowl
- add oil and shake or whisk in oil
- combine lettuce, onion, half of cheese and half of peaches, snow peas if using, and toss with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat
- platter salad and top with chicken, remaining cheese and peach wedges
- sprinkle nuts, serving remaining vinaigrette on the side