Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summer Peach & Tomato Salad

This is the perfect summer salad. Refreshing, healthy, delicious and chock full of the freshest, ripest summer produce imaginable. Peaches, tomatoes, fresh mint and toasted almonds. The splash of vinegar adds a touch of sweetness, the freshly cracked black pepper a bit of spice. I usually prepare the dish early in the afternoon and allow to chill in the fridge until dinner.

I like serving alongside grilled fish or chicken. Or with BBQ ribs. Perfect with Mexican food or as part of a salad bar supper. Finely chop the ingredients and add tortilla chips for a tasty and different salsa. Taste and tell me what you think.

Summer Peach & Tomato Salad
(serves 6-8)

1 lb fresh ripe peaches, cut into pieces 1 inch in diameter (I do not peel)
1 lb heirloom tomatoes, cut into pieces 1 inch in diameter
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
2 tablespoons best quality balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Combine all ingredients except almonds in a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine and refrigerate a minimum of two hours. Just prior to serving, stir in almonds. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.

Summer means easy, breezy dishes made from fresh, just-picked produce and this week at Food Network's Summer Soiree we are celebrating Summer PeachesDo you have a favorite peach recipe? Please share in the comments section of this post. And be sure to check out the delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends and Food Network. 

Virtually Homemade: Mixed Summer Fruit Baked Oatmeal
Homemade Delish: 
Bite-Sized Peach Panini
The Heritage Cook: 
Grilled Chicken with Peach Chimichurri Sauce (Gluten-Free)
Peach and Ricotta Crostini
Creative Culinary: 
Fresh Peach and Bourbon Upside Down Cake
Napa Farmhouse 1885: 
Chocolate Dipped Peaches with Sea Salt
Red or Green: 
Summer Peach & Tomato Salad
The Mom 100: 
Sour Cream Peach Cobbler
Domesticate Me: 
Peach Crumble Smoothie
Daisy at Home: 
Creamy Peach Popsicles
In Jennie's Kitchen: 
Six Ways to Savor Peaches
Healthy Eats: 
7 Healthy Ways to Use Peaches in Their Prime
Taste with the Eyes: 
Grilled Peach Salad, Over-The-Top Maple Bourbon Dressing
Swing Eats: 
Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt, Honey, Lime Zest, and Vanilla
Dishin and Dishes: 
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Goat Cheese and Aged Balsamic
FN Dish: 
8 Juicy Ways to Eat Peaches Before They're Gone


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