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Zoodle, Grilled Peach and Feta Salad

In the annual fervor of menu and event planning for Australia Day, I tend to forget that the 26th also marks a very special anniversary for me, personally. It will have been 17 years since Australia became my new home.

Zoodles Grilled Peach and Feta Salad

Also, I somehow agreed to a DIY pig on a spit… It will be my first time doing the lot – with a little help from our friends –  I just hope no one goes hungry! Any tips are most welcome.

So here it is. I’ve ordered a free-range organic pig and together with two of our friends – an ex-chef and an all-things-smoked-pork lover we’ve been scouring the web for the best ways to brine, salt-rub, smoke and roast a 30 kilo pig. We look forward to the challenge, but any tips and words of wisdom will be much appreciated. Results will most likely appear on Facebook.

If all goes a bit pear-shaped there’ll always be sides. I’m planning on burying some baby potatoes in the hot coals – a tradition left over from my childhood summer bon-fire days. So, good. I’ve also been asked to make a big batch of the Sauerkraut from the book and I plan to also have some chipotle sauce on hand. And, I thought that with stone fruit in season this green & gold zoodle and peach salad would be a good side to smoky, hot pork. It would also go nice with lamb, if you’re planning on lambing it on Tuesday. You could  also turn it into a pasta number by adding some spaghetti or penne, gluten-free or regular, to the party.

Zoodles Grilled Peach and Feta Salad

As mentioned. I tend to forget that the 26th also marks a very special anniversary for me, personally. This year, I will have also spent more than half of my life here. It’s more of a quiet celebration to be honest, a reminder of sorts. More so, even, than my actual birthday because once you turn 21 no one really keeps track, right?

You can find 5 other delicious summer salad recipes – including my falafel salad on the cover, in the current issue of Nourish magazine.

Zoodles Grilled Peach and Feta Salad

Zoodles Grilled Peach and Feta Salad
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Zoodle, Grilled Peach and Feta Salad

Opt for a slightly firmer peach for this recipe as riper fruit can be hard to slice into thin wedges. You could also turn it into a pasta number by adding some spaghetti or penne, gluten-free or regular, to the party.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 peach, sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 medium green zucchinis
  • 50 g creamy goat’s feta
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped roughly
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup or honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive or macadamia oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch sea salt flakes


  • Heat a grill pan or barbecue to medium high. Cook the peach wedges for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, using a julienne slicer or spiralizer grate zucchinis into noodles. Place in a large bowl and crumble in feta and walnuts. Mix together the lemon juice, rice malt syrup, oil, pepper and salt and pour over the salad. Add grilled peaches and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.
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Christen Toft January 22, 2016 at 11:35 am

This looks incredible! I will definitely be trying this sometime in the next week! Yum! Do you have any recommendations on the best kind of zoodle maker/spiralizer? Thank you for sharing! Christen x

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook January 22, 2016 at 8:11 pm

Thanks Christen, I actually use a julienne grater that came in the set with my V-slicer. I got it from one of those Chalet kitchenware stands found in many shopping centres. It’s fantastic for grating carrots and the V-slicer makes wonderful shredded cabbage (for sauerkraut) and finely sliced veggies for salads and soups.

Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient January 26, 2016 at 3:22 am

Yum sounds so refreshing! I’ll have to make it and pretend that it’s already spring over here in NY.

Mary Frances January 29, 2016 at 2:42 am

Great recipe and beautiful pictures! Good job :)

Kankana February 3, 2016 at 7:10 pm

feta with grilled peach is such a brilliant combination! Lovely carb free meal that is.

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook February 4, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Thank you Kankana

Sneh | Cook Republic February 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm

This is a gorgeous combination. Must try this before the peaches disappear. Loving all the zoodles! x


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