Fresh Peach Salad Recipe with Basil
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Let’s talk about how this fabulous Fresh Peach Salad came to be…
After moving to the South, I discovered there is an abundance of road-side produce sellers. Some with little wooden shacks, others selling out of the back end of pickup trucks. I would be driving down the road and suddenly see the most glorious melons or deep purple heirloom tomatoes piled high in a gravel turn-off.
Several years ago, while driving down a country road I noticed a little old man with picnic baskets full of fresh peaches cascading out of the back of his truck. I made a quick u-turn and parked next to him.
The peaches were… Radiant. Enormous. Flawless. Bashfully blushing peaches, ready to be taken home and devoured in silent dripping reverence.
I ask this charmingly weathered character how much for a whole picnic basket.
“Fo’ teen dollas, huuuuuny!”
“Great! Oh, and… Are they organic?” I replied.
“Well shuuuuga, if they was, they’d be full of WARMS! You don’t won’t warms in yo’ peaches, do you baaaaby?”
“I suppose not.” I shrugged with a wry smile.
Organic or not, those were the best peaches I’ve ever purchased. There’s a reason why the South is famous for them. I often look for my new found friend, when I’m driving down a country road this time of year. I hope he’s still around.
In the summer, when the produce is so fresh, I find it hard not to want to eat everything raw and unadulterated.
Most days I stick with dishes like Fresh Peach Salad with Basil. An easy to make side dish that is healthy and refreshing.
Fresh Peach and Basil Salad is a wonderfully simple addition to any summertime meal!
5 Ingredient Peach Salad Recipe
This Peach Salad Recipe only takes 5 ingredients! So get your shopping list ready if you don’t have one of these ingredients on hand.
- Fresh Peaches
- Basil Leaves
- Lemon Chevre
How to Make Fresh Peach Salad Recipe with Basil
- To make this recipe simply pit your peaches and cut into bite-size pieces.
- Then place the peaches in a bowl, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat.
- Gently fold in basil and chevre and serve immediately!
This is a perfect summertime salad that will cool you down while filling you up. With complex flavors stemming from simple ingredients, this salad is sophistication brought to the table.
Serve your summer peach salad on its own as a light appetizer or snack, or serve it with all of your favorite summertime meals! Here are some of my personal favorites:
- Grilled Blackened Chicken
- Corn on the Cob
- Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers
- Habanero Peach Chicken Wings
- Summer Garden Dogs
Peach Salad FAQ
How Can I Tell If My Peaches Are Ripe?
Peaches smell sweet and peachy, when they are ripe. They will be slightly soft to the touch, and will have a bright colored skin.
If the peach are hard, or have no odor they are not ripe.
If the peaches are mushy and the color has faded, they are overly ripe.
How Long Will This Peach Salad Last?
You can keep peach salad in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, if you plan to make it ahead, it’s best to add the basil right before serving.
Can I Use A Different Cheese?
Yes. If you don’t love goat cheese, you can use a soft cow’s milk cheese like mozzarella, burrata, or brie.
See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make This Fresh Peach Salad with Basil. Enjoy!
More peach recipes to enjoy!
- Peach Cake
- Cinnamon Pancakes & Peach Syrup
- Grilled Peaches and Watercress Salad
- Grilled Chipotle Peach Salsa
- Raspberry Peach Cobbler from Lauren’s Latest
Fresh Peach Salad Recipe with Basil
- 4-6 ripe peaches pitted and cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 6 basil leaves thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup lemon chevre or plain chevre with a little lemon zest
- Pinch of salt
- Place the peaches in a bowl. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat.
- Gently fold in basil and chevre. Serve immediately.
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