Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Peach and Tomato Salad

Summer is in full swing.  There are certain foods that remind me of summer.  All the fruit and vegetables that are in season right now makes me very happy.  This month, the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club, is coming together for an alfresco menu of "It Sounds Like Summer".  Food that you can enjoy eating outdoors and that just shout, "It's Summer"!

I made a light and refreshing salad with peaches and tomatoes.  It sounds like a strange combination but the flavors work great together.  The bites of sweet peaches mixed with the balsamic vinaigrette are so good in this salad.  Give this combination a try.  I think you'll love it.  

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Summer Peach and Tomato Salad
Recipe from Cooking Light

Yield - 4 servings

  • 1/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1/2 pound ripe peaches, pitted and cut into wedges
  • 1/4 pound heirloom beefsteak tomatoes, cut into thick wedges
  • 1/4 pound heirloom cherry or pear tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons small basil leaves or torn basil

Note: Use whatever tomatoes you have available. I used regular vine tomatoes. I also used a peach balsamic vinegar instead of sherry vinegar.
  • 1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • 2. Combine vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle vinegar mixture over peach mixture; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.

So, what else is on the Alfresco menu from the other Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club bloggers?  Check out each link to see what everyone else made for this summer meal.

Jerry from Jerry's Thoughts, Musings and Rants - Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula and Lemon

Mary Ann from Meet Me in the Kitchen - Summer Lemon-Vegetable Risotto

Val from More than Burnt Toast - Poached Salmon with Creamy Herb Sauce

Roz from La Bella Vita - Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches

Sandi from Whistlestop Cafe Cooking - Peach Ice Cream


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: The vinaigrette is really good in this salad.  It had a sweetness to it that really went well with all the ingredients.  I used a peach balsamic vinegar instead of the sherry vinegar in the recipe.  There are many different types of vinegars that you can try in this recipe to add some variety to the vinaigrette and flavor of the salad.



bellini said...

Ut sounds so refreshing and perfect for the season Jamie! Tahnks for bringing it to the sipper club.

JDeQ said...

This looks amazing - last summer I started exploring mixing sweet fruits with tomatoes to great results. I'll need to try this recipe to further my experiments.

Barbara Bakes said...

It's not a combination I would have thought of, but it looks so fresh and delicious.

Aggie said...

I don't know if I ever would have thought to pair peaches and tomato! Looks delicious and very summery Jamie!

Charon said...

Thanks so much! I've been trying to get this done. I love your blogs.

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