Sure, peaches are cute and fuzzy, the peach emoji is arguably the best emoji, and there may or may not be a day this month entirely dedicated to them—you know, if you follow all those arbitrary foodie holidays. But what really inspired this blog post is that summer moment at the farmers market when you bite into the most perfectly sweet peach, and as a little peach juice rolls down your hand to your wrist, you are instantly transported to someplace divine.
While peaches are a fine fruit to throw in your bag for a snack on the go (but watch out for bruising!), their flavor can also be incorporated into a wide variety of dishes. And this is the season to really let them shine in your cooking. So we’re thinking outside the peach box with this versatile recipe.
2 whole, pitted fresh California peaches
1 whole, pitted Hayden mango
1 tbsp sweet onions
1 small fresh jalapeno
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes
Salt & pepper to taste
Dice all ingredients and fold together. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with fresh cilantro, and add a squeeze of lemon.
While you may be thinking chips and salsa sound pretty good right about now, this chunky salsa is meant to shine in other areas as well. Leanne suggests spooning some over pork carnitas and carne asada, as well as your favorite fresh fish. Now, that’s something to celebrate!
Some More Sweetness
In our hunt for other peach recipes, we found a cocktail that will have you feeling just peachy-keen. The Lavender Peach Bellini from Kitchy Kitchen will most likely inspire you to throw an end of summer party—or at least call for a girl’s night with your best friends, like we did. And while you’re planning, don’t forget dessert. Elana’s Pantry has a fresh Peach Crisp that’s simple, tasty, and healthy, made with almond and maple syrup as a substitute for sugar.
By now, you’re probably feeling a little sick of us talking about peaches. No? Keep reading. Yes? Keep reading anyway. Just because you may not want to eat another peach again once summer is over, doesn’t mean you’re going to get that mid-winter craving. Preserve that fresh summer flavor for the rest of the year with Peach Jam, from the expert herself, Martha Stewart.
So, despite what that uber-catchy song says, you don’t have to move to the country to eat a lot of peaches. The perfect peaches are waiting for you at your local farmers market or grocery store right now. Let these recipes and ideas be your inspiration for creating a sweet twist on staple summer delights.