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Slow Sides #9 - Peaches

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It was MarciaB's turn to choose the ingredient this week - her blog is Happy Trails For Us: My Reluctant Blog, and she chose peaches! Peaches with tomatoes - I would have never thought of that combination, but it was delicious!

Marcia got the recipe from myrecipes.com - Summer Peach and Tomato Salad.

All of the tomatoes were from our garden and the peaches from our tree and a neighbor's. I had some Feta cheese that had Mediterranean herbs in it, so that added flavor.

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The resulting dish was light and fresh-tasting, a perfect accompaniment to our dinner steaks.

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Thanks, Marcia - I will be making this again!

Summer Peach and Tomato Salad

Simplicity has never looked so beautiful. A stunning combination of skin-on peaches and heirloom tomatoes of various colors, sizes, and shapes creates a sweet-savory salad that pairs well with grilled pork.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients:
1/3 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
3 ripe peaches, pitted and each cut into 8 wedges (about 1 pound)
1/2 pound heirloom beefsteak tomatoes, cut into thick wedges
1/2 pound heirloom cherry or pear tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup small basil leaves or torn basil

Instructions:
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.


CALORIES 75 ; FAT 3.5g (sat 1.3g,mono 1.6g,poly 0.3g); CHOLESTEROL 6mg; CALCIUM 47mg; CARBOHYDRATE 9.9g; SODIUM 230mg; PROTEIN 2.1g; FIBER 1.7g; IRON 0.4mg

Cooking Light, JUNE 2010

Comments (5)

Barb Cabot:

A combo I would have never imagined but sounds so fresh and good. I'll try it. Love your photos. Yum.

You've got a peach tree? That's great! I haven't made this yet but I plan to. I love that tomato/watermelon salad so I know I'll love this one too.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Nancy, I too would not have thought to pair the two ingredients as well. Your salad looks so delicious. I love the colors and presentation of your dish. What a wonderful summer salad.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Wow - I can't imagine peaches and tomatoes together. Hmmmm - I have wonderful specimens of both in the basement. I guess I should try this salad this weekend.

I will have to try this. Looks yummy. I have some peaches and our tomatoes are starting to ripen.

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