3 Peach Recipes That Are Easy & Perfect In The Summer
We love peaches and now in the midst of the summer, peach recipes are ripe and juicy and always make the most delicious summer desserts too!
Now that summer’s upon us, there’s plenty of local produce to gobble up. You’ll probably see these items pop up at many a farm-to-table restaurant near you, as the average American eats out 4.5 times per week. But there’s no reason to eat out at a restaurant when you can make seasonal and scrumptious dishes right at home.
One of our absolute favorite fresh ingredients is the delectable peach. It’s juicy, versatile, and pleasing to the palate — making it the perfect star for any summertime table. Plus, since a staggering 70% of Americans don’t meet the daily dietary guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake, this is the ideal opportunity to amp up your nutrition.
We’re sharing three delicious recipes, ranging from sweet to savory, involving this popular stone fruit for you to try.
1 – Grilled Peaches with Basil Mascarpone
This recipe combines a beautiful and unique combination of flavors that are perfect for any backyard dinner party. Although many of us love nothing more than a really ripe peach, make sure to use ripe yet firm fruit for this recipe; otherwise, the peaches will break apart on the grill.
This Grilled Peaches with Basil Mascarpone recipe is so easy to make and in 7 easy steps, can be served to your family or dinner guests so easily. It’s a personal favorite of mine too!
1 – Preheat or light your grill so that it’s set to medium heat.
2 – Select five medium-sized peaches, cut in half, and remove the pit.
3 – Toss these peach halves in one tablespoon of olive oil — enough to coat them evenly.
4 – Place the peaches on the grill with the cut-side down for three to four minutes; then, turn them over and grill on the other side.
5 – Remove and place cut-side up on a platter.
6 – While they’re cooling, combine one-fourth cup of mascarpone cheese and a half-cup of basil chiffonade into a small bowl.
7 – Once peaches are cool, put a dollop of the basil-mascarpone right in the center of each half and serve.
2 – Peach, Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad
This one’s great for a family barbecue or any get-together that requires you to bring a dish to pass. It’s refreshing, simple, and a delightful accompaniment to just about anything.
This recipe is super easy and good for you too! If you are looking for some healthier peach recipes this summer, this one is for you!
1 – Take two cups chopped watermelon, one cup chopped peaches, one cup chopped tomatoes and toss with one tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice.
2 – Then, stir in a tablespoon of chopped basil and toss in a half-cup of feta cheese. Be sure to serve cold.
3 – Slow-Cooker Bourbon Peach Cobbler
As far as peach recipes go, this is always a summer favorite. If you’ve got a decadent sweet tooth but don’t want to slave over the stove, this recipe is right up your alley. It’s slightly more involved than our other two recipes, but we promise that it’s worth it.
1 – Get out your six-quart slow cooker and coat the inside with a little bit of butter or cooking spray.
2 – Slice five to seven fresh peaches and put them in the cooker, along with two-thirds cups of bourbon and two-thirds cups melted unsalted butter.
3 – Stir until peach slices are coated.
4 – Then, add one teaspoon allspice, one teaspoon cinnamon, a half teaspoon of nutmeg, one-third cup granulated or light brown sugar, one teaspoon coarse sea salt, and a dash of vanilla extract.
5 – Stir well and make sure peaches are spread evenly.
6 – After that, you’ll mix together one and one-half cups all-purpose flour, a three-quarters cup of yellow cornmeal, a three-quarters cup of granulated sugar, one tablespoon baking powder, and one teaspoon salt in a large bowl.
7 – Slowly whisk in one and one-quarter cup whole milk, then slowly whisk one-half cup of melted unsalted butter until the batter is smooth.
8 – Pour this batter over the peaches so that it covers the fruit completely and touches the sides of the cooker.
9 – Cover and cook for either four hours on high heat or seven hours on low heat.
10 – Check to see if the edges are golden and if the toothpick test comes out clean.
11 – If it’s not quite done, cook for another 15 minutes and check again, repeating this step if necessary.
12 – Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and a pinch of coarse sea salt.
With so many possible ways to enjoy peaches, there’s no excuse not to eat as many as possible peach recipes this summer. And with these recipes, you can share your skills with your loved ones and reach your peach-eating goals in no time.
Don’t forget to read 10 Strawberry Recipes You Will Want To Make This Summer too!