Tomato-Peach Salad with Brown Sugar-Brined Chicken

Summer is such a delicious time of the year.

A simple salad is anything but boring when you add homegrown tomatoes and local peaches.

And forget about dry chicken.  A brown sugar brine keeps the chicken tender.

A dressing is made by whisking together red pepper jelly and olive oil along with lime zest, lime juice, chopped basil, salt and pepper.

We grilled the peaches for a couple of minutes before tossing them and the peaches with the dressing.

A crisp bed of tender butter lettuce is topped with sliced grilled chicken and then the tomato and peach mixture.

I loved the flavor combinations.

Sweet, juicy peaches.

Vine-ripened tomatoes.

Herbaceous basil.

Zippy lime zest and juice.

A little spice from the red pepper jelly.

And tender, succulent chicken.

I made the salad a little fancier by sipping a glass of rosé.



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