Savory Ways to Cook With Peaches

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The Perfect Peach from Parlee FarmsThere’s nothing quite like a freshly picked peach! While it’s true that they taste great when eating by themselves, they also taste great in popular recipes! It is pretty common to incorporate peaches into common desserts, such as peach cobbler. However, they taste wonderful in savory dishes, too. So, after you pick your peaches at Parlee Farms, consider using one of these ideas:

Peach Salad

Did you know that peaches make a wonderful addition to any salad? Simply slice the peaches and place on top of your favorite salad ingredients.

Here are some combinations that can taste great:

  • Spinach, red onions, peaches, goat cheese
  • Arugula, peaches, sprouts, pecans, feta cheese
  • Romaine, peaches, parmesan cheese, corn
  • Tomatoes, peaches, sliced onion, fresh mozzarella cheese

When selecting an ingredient, consider using something with either balsamic vinegar, such as balsamic vinaigrette, or a dressing that is citrus based and includes flavors like lemon, lime, or orange.

Peach Marinade

Peach also tastes great as a base ingredient for a marinade. Here’s a simple recipe that tastes especially great with chicken, pork, or seafood.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped, fresh pieces
  • 1/4 cup vinegar of choice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Add the peaches to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add the vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic, thyme, olive oil, salt, and pepper and pulse until well combined. Use right away or refrigerate for up to 24 hours before using.

Peach Salsa

Salsa is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Most salsas have a tomato base, but you can use other fruit instead or alongside the tomatoes. This recipe is light and refreshing and can be used the way you normally would salsa, such as serving it with chips or using it as a condiment with meat or other dishes.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds peaches, pits removed and chopped
  • 4-5 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lyme juice
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

Add the tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeños, onion, and peaches to a large bowl and toss gently until ingredients are well combined. Toss in the cilantro, lime juice, and salt and serve. You can make this salsa up to 24 hours in advance.

You’ll want to try these recipes using fresh peaches that you’ve picked at Parlee Farms. Check our home page for current Farm News.

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