As experienced peach farmers, we know plenty of ways to enjoy this ripe, juicy fruit. While we always enjoy a sweet treat (like Peach Cobbler Scones), we also love letting a fresh peach shine in a nourishing salad.
Quick and Easy Peach Prep
Most peach salad recipes don’t require much preparation. However, that doesn’t mean you can get off without peeling these fuzzy fruits! While peeling may feel like a difficult task, you can make quick work of it with a few simple steps:
- Boil a large pot of water
- Lightly score peaches with an “X”
- Blanch peaches for two minutes
- Place peaches in an ice bath
- Peel the skin off – no knife required!
Of course, the peeling is well worth the effort. Peaches are known to improve heart health, digestion, eyesight, and immune system health. With so many benefits, it’s easy to enjoy them in any dish guilt-free!
Remember: if you’re going to enjoy your peaches fresh, make sure to wash them first!
Tomato Peach Salad with Ricotta
Picture this: it’s the peak of summer. The sun is beating down and you’re just kicking back to relax after an afternoon spent cultivating your backyard garden. It’s dinner time, but all you want to do is to munch on something refreshing. Then, Food Network’s Tomato Peach Salad with Ricotta comes to the rescue! Filled with just-picked peaches, ripe tomatoes, and earthy basil, this salad is what summer pickings are made for.
Grilled Sweet Corn, Peach and Zucchini Salad
Sweet, salty, and smoky…must be Edible Magazine’s Grilled Sweet Corn, Peach and Zucchini Salad! This vibrant salad is full of summer’s quintessential favorites, making it the perfect addition to your next cookout spread.
Grilled Peach Salad with Chipotle-Raspberry Vinaigrette
Southern Living’s Grilled Peach Salad with Chipotle-Raspberry Vinaigrette is yet another opportunity to get your fresh pickings on the grill. The grill reinforces their natural sweetness while adding a light smoky flavor, which perfectly complements the chipotle vinaigrette! Fully loaded with six ripe peaches, this salad is delightfully summery in all the right ways.
Spicy Peach and Avocado Salad
Pair the sweet taste of peaches with the spicy kick of Fresno chiles with Country Living’s recipe for Spicy Peach and Avocado Salad. This showstopper salad is a unique way to dress up your ripe peaches, especially after a plentiful day of picking. Their bright yellow hue looks stunning with green avocados and red chiles!
Curried Chicken and Peach Salad
If you’re far from skilled in the kitchen but still enjoy a decadent meal, Taste of Home’s Curried Chicken and Peach Salad is for you. Healthy and simple, this recipe solely requires you to take your ingredients, put them in a bowl, and enjoy!
There you go: our favorite peach salad recipes!
After trying these refreshing recipes at home, make sure to tag our Instagram page (@cartermountain) to show off your summer salad.
Still need to pick your peaches? No problem! Picking availability updates can be found on our pick-your-own fruit page.