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Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad

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Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad

Summer is starting to make us lazy. We’re doing everything we can to avoid cooking. In fact, we’re starting to avoid recipes altogether. Who wants to follow a recipe when you can throw together two or three fresh ingredients that taste amazing?

Our influx of garden tomatoes has us eating them for every meal, and I couldn’t imagine anything better!  Combining their acidity with a bit of sweet is a great compliment, and a wonderful way to use the peaches that are available at local markets. With a bit of balsamic vinegar and some fresh mint, the flavor combination was out of this world!

Looking for more ways to use fresh tomatoes or peaches?

Cajun Bulgur Salad
Buckwheat Pasta with Tomatoes and Tahini
Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Panini with Tomato Mayo
Black Bean and Quinoa Bowl with Peach Salsa
Shepherd’s Salad
Peach Salsa

 

Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad

What You Need
Tomatoes
Peaches
Fresh mint
Aged balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt

 

1 Wash the tomatoes and peaches, and cut each into slices. Chiffonade the mint. (You could remove the peach skin if you wanted, but we prefer leaving the skin on – plus, it’s less work!)

2  Arrange the tomato and peach slices in a lovely pattern on a plate. Sprinkle with mint and kosher salt, and drizzle with some balsamic vinegar.

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  1. meg jones wall

    what a yummy pairing! still have a few tomatoes leftover from my last trip to the farmer’s market – i’ll have to get a few peaches and try this out :) thanks!

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      Sonja

      Haha, sounds like a good plan! It took me a long time to be able to eat fresh tomatoes – but trying little by little worked! I’m glad you have an open mind :)

  2. Jennifer @ Raisin Questions

    What a gorgeous combination!!! The colors are amazing together. I wouldn’t have thought of combining a sweet fruit with tomato, but now I couldnt think of anything more natural to go with a juicy red heirloom. Thanks also for educating me on the term “chiffonade.” I like cutting herbs that way, just didn’t know what to call it!

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      Sonja

      Yes, the mint definitely made the dish! (I love mint, and don’t mind at all that it is taking over behind our garage! :) )

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      Sonja

      Haha, thanks! I almost can’t believe these tomatoes – it’s the first time we’ve gotten anything like them! Do you have a garden?

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          Sonja

          Oh wow – coconut trees?! That sounds pretty amazing from here in the middle of Indiana :) I’ll trade you some tomatoes for some coconut!

  3. mjskit

    Gorgeous salad! I love strawberries with tomatoes, but have never tried peaches and tomatoes. Some things are just meant to be tried. Sounds wonderful!

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