Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Product Spotlight, Recipes | 1 comment

Peach Cucumber Salad

Where do you find most of your recipes?  This Peach Cucumber Salad comes to us from @littleredkitchn via @TheSpicedLife.  I saw it on twitter and now that we have locally grown Plant City “pickles” at the market and we still have peaches in season, I had to give it a try.  And oh boy, am I glad I did.

 

It turns out we had both Pennsylvania and Idaho peaches.  Now, I must admit I was particularly skeptic about these peaches, especially the Idaho ones.  But rest assure, I tried both and they were both deliciously sweet and juicy.  The only thing that made them different from Georgia or South Carolina peaches would have to be their size.  They were a bit smaller than the ones we normally get from the south.

 

peaches and cucumber salad

A while back, I found this mezzaluna and I just thought it was the cutest thing.  Come to find out, you really should use something like this to cut fresh herbs because it cuts without bruising.  Is it necessary?  Probably not, but I really thought it was cute, so I was excited to use it. ;)

mezzaluna for cutting up herbs

 

To make this salad is super easy.  Basically just chop up the cucumbers and peaches.  Then chop fresh basil and mint. Whisk olive oil, cider vinegar, water, Orange Blossom Honey, and salt to taste.  Toss the vinaigrette with the chopped cucumbers, peaches and herbs and you are done!

 

Peach and cucumber salad

Ingredients

  • 4 pickling cucumbers, cut into chunks
  • 4 peaches, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced, then diced
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c cider vinegar
  • 1 T water
  • 1 1/2 T Orange Blossom Honey
  • 1 T finely chopped basil
  • 1 T finely chopped mint
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the water, oil, vinegar, honey and salt.
  2. Add the chopped herbs and whisk.
  3. Add the cucumbers and peaches and toss together with the vinaigrette. Eat right away or let sit in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes before serving.
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We paired the Peach and Cucumber salad with beef fajitas and yellow rice.  It was the perfect mixture of clean and fresh to our seasoned steak and rice combination.  I made enough that we have some left overs for tomorrow.

peach and cucumber salad

 

Do you ever eat fruit with dinner?

What’s the craziest fruit-vegetable combination you’ve ever tried?

Would you try produce grown in a different state than what you are normally used to seeing? I.E. Peaches from Idaho instead of South Carolina?

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by Xiomara (182 Posts)

Hi! I'm Xiomara. My love for strawberries started at a young age. As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, eating strawberries was a special treat. Fast forward to 2007, we packed our home and moved to Plant City, the winter strawberry capital of the world.


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  1. Trista says:

    I love cucumbers, My #1 craving when I was pregnant!

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