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Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad

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
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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    meg jones wall
    August 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    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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    August 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of tomatos, but I love peaches, so maybe I could stack two peaches to one tomato :)Looks so pretty!

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      August 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      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 :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    August 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    So pretty! Tomatoes and Peaches are such a unique combination.

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    Jennifer @ Raisin Questions
    August 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    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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      August 12, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      Oh, thank you! And now you have a fancy term to impress your friends :)

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    August 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Oh I love that this is done with mint! Super yummy and fresh.

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      August 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      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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    Parsley Sage
    August 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Awesome duo. I bet that flavor combo is out of this world. Especially if your ingredients are so fresh! I have garden envy :) Buzzed!

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      August 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      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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        Parsley Sage
        August 13, 2011 at 8:35 am

        I wish! We’re right on the iron shore so the salt water is everywhere. ‘Bout the only thing we can grow in our yard are coconut trees :)

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          August 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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

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    Tres Delicious
    August 12, 2011 at 1:15 am

    What a great and fast way to do this! All of us in our family are tomato lovers. We’ll surely enjoy this in one sitting.

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    August 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    What a gorgeous delicious salad, this looks great! :)

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    August 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    If this salad is lazy, then I want to be lazy! It’s beautiful!

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    August 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    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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