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.
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.