This tomato and peach salad is summer at its finest! Ripe tomatoes and peaches are mixed with onion, peppery basil, salty feta, and a tangy vinaigrette.

Tomato & Peach Salad with Basil

It’s hard to tire of summer produce! We’ve only been eating seasonally for a few years, but we can’t imagine getting tired of juicy Indiana tomatoes or peaches. This weekend was a special weekend that called for a special meal — my mom was in town visiting from Minnesota for a Girl’s Weekend! We had a total blast visiting our favorite Indy haunts…including Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market, where we picked up some amazing heirloom tomatoes and perfectly ripe peaches. Keep reading for what we made with them: this tomato and peach salad recipe.

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Making this tomato & peach salad

This tomato and peach salad was inspired by the Peach Panzanella my Mom and I had at Bluebeard restaurant the night before, and this summer panzanella from Laura at The First Mess (so cute!). We originally though we’d try our hand at a panzanella, an Italian salad made with dried-out bread cubes. However, since we didn’t have any old bread on hand, the thought of buying bread and turning on our oven to dry it out just didn’t appeal in the heat!

So, we omitted the bread turned the idea into a straight up tomato and peach salad. The salad turned out perfect, with everything perfectly balanced. Sweet peach against acidic tomato, peppery basil against salt feta, and a lightly sweet vinaigrette of sherry vinegar and honey. This peach salad was a great accompaniment to our meal!

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This tomato & peach salad is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based and dairy-free.

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Tomato & Peach Salad with Basil


  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x

Description

This tomato and peach salad is summer at its finest! Ripe tomatoes and peaches are mixed with onion, peppery basil, salty feta, and a tangy vinaigrette.


Ingredients

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  • ½ red onion
  • 2 large peaches
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar (or red or white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the red onion; place it in a small bowl and cover in cold water. Squeeze and release the onion slices about 5 to 6 times; drain the water and repeat the squeeze and rinse cycle 2 more times. Place the slices back in the bowl and cover with cold water while assembling the salad.
  2. Dice the peaches and tomatoes. Slice the basil into thin strips.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together sherry vinegar, olive oil, honey, 2 pinches kosher salt, and several grinds fresh ground pepper.
  4. Drain the onions and squeeze them dry. In a large bowl, gently mix together onions with tomatoes, peaches, beans, basil, and dressing, and a few pinches kosher salt. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and serve.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Peach salad, Tomato peach salad, Peach and tomato salad

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Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. Everyone’s been talking about peaches with tomatoes lately–it makes me wonder what I’m missing! Well, I refuse to wonder for long, especially since I have both nectarines (close enough) and heirloom tomatoes at home right now. :)

    1. Haha! Yes, the combination does seem a little odd at first, but it’s delicious! :) Let us know if you try it out!

  2. Woohoo! Love your version with cannelini beans. Sounds scrumptious and it looks SO beautiful. Glad to hear you had a lovely weekend over some salad and good times in these last few weeks of summer :)

  3. My husband and I made this for dinner tonight and really enjoyed it! We served it over a bed of spinach. Looking forward to the leftovers for lunch tomorrow :) Thanks so much for another great recipe!

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