Summer is good for many things—wearing flowy dresses, keeping the ceiling fan on high, resurrecting the cooler from the basement, and smelling like sunscreen. But one of the best parts of summer is the produce, and eating fresh, ripe peaches is at the tip-top of my list. Peaches are so versatile, too, in all their tangy-sweet glory. Yes, I think it’s safe to say that this juicy fruit is my favorite. Since I’ve been trying to eat them every day while they are in season, here are a few things I’ve come up with.
Trader Joe’s used to carry the very best Greek peach yogurt. Sadly, it has been discontinued, so I had to come up with my own plan. Fortunately, this turned out to be even better.
Peaches & Greek Yogurt
1 peach, peeled & diced
½ cup Fage plain Greek yogurt (it’s the best)
1 sprinkle turbinado sugar
1 drizzle honey (optional)
- Mix together and enjoy immediately. This has become my favorite summer breakfast.
Next, thanks to my new favorite thing Pintrest (seriously, it’s awesome) I stumbled upon an idea for a peach salad. And it was amazing! So, here you go.
Peach & Heirloom Tomato Salad
Adapted from White On Rice Couple
1 ripe peach, pitted & sliced
1 medium heirloom tomato, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
Kosher salt & pepper
2 handfuls baby arugula
1-2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
- Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for the dressing.
- Place the arugula on a plate and top with peaches, tomatoes, and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle the dressing on top and serve.
And lastly, one of my favorite local haunts, Marché, is serving up lots of tasty peach treats this summer, including peaches with house made ricotta on toasted bread and the most delightfully light peach and mascarpone cake that is to die for. I found a recipe here for a Summer Peach Chantilly Cake that I am going to try ASAP. Here’s a photo of her finished product that looks just like the Marché cake:
Oh yes. This is next on my peach to-do list.
July 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm
that cake looks ah-mazing!
July 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm
i know, right? i cannot wait to try it out! i’ll let you know how it goes. or you let me know if you try it first. 🙂
July 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm
definitely. peaches in dessert form are my fave this summer 🙂
July 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm
Peaches and yogurt are great. I never would have thought of peaches and tomatoes. A peach cake sounds scrumptious. I just did a post on a peach and kiwi salsa. It’s that wonderful time of the year and yet so fleeting.