Fleshy peaches are packed with vitamins and low in calories. Their sweet and tart flavor is perfect for drinks, dips, salads, or desserts.
June 12, 2008
1 of 9Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cooking Light
A Passion for Peaches
On the grill, layered into salads, blended into cocktails, or used as toppings for cake and crostini, there's just no sweet or savory spot where peaches won't find a perfect culinary fit.
2 of 9Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Peach Mojitos Recipe Ripe sweet peaches are blended into a smooth purée that's stirred with white rum, mint and lime juice for a refreshing twist on the Cuban cocktail called a mojito. Don't have fresh peaches on hand? Canned peaches will do just fine.
3 of 9Jean Allsopp
Crostini with Peaches and Blue Cheese
Crostini with Peaches and Blue Cheese Recipe A splash of balsamic vinegar adds a savory edge to chopped peaches. Layer the mixture on toasted baguette slices and crown with blue cheese for a sweet, salty, creamy appetizer that guests will gobble up. If you like, slide the appetizers under the broiler for a few minutes to soften the blue cheese.
4 of 9Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Grilled Peach-and-Mozzarella Salad
Grilled Peach-and-Mozzarella Salad Recipe Surprise your dinner guests with a unique twist on the traditional caprese salad. A spicy tequila vinaigrette coats grilled peaches and sliced fresh mozzarella for a drop dead gorgeous layered salad that's perfect for summer barbecues. If you can't find fresh mozzarella, feta cheese is a perfectly fine substitute.
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Fresh Peach Salsa
Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe Sweet onions, grated ginger and minced jalapeños are lightly sautéed and then cooked with fresh peaches, lemon juice, cilantro and sugar for a savory sweet salsa to serve with chips, grilled fish or roasted meats. If you have leftover ripe peaches lying around, make a batch of this and gift it to neighbors and friends.
6 of 9Randy Mayor
Grilled Peaches and Pork
Grilled Peaches and Pork
Recipe Pork loin chops marinate in a flavorful mixture of balsamic vinegar, lime juice and fresh thyme and then go on the grill along with fresh peach halves for a quick and easy supper. Serve slices of cooked pork and peaches atop a bed of arugula with a drizzle of marinade.
7 of 9Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Peach Upside-Down Cake
Peach Upside-Down Cake Recipe Forget the pineapple. Fresh, ripe peaches and a moist lemon cake make a stunning upside down combination that will captivate just about any sweet tooth. Bottled caramel sauce and low fat vanilla yogurt can dress it up even more, but to be honest, the cake is downright delightful on its own.
8 of 9Tina Cornett
Grilled Peaches Jezebel
Grilled Peaches Jezebel Recipe A marinade of honey, mustard, and horseradish sounds a little odd for peaches, but the flavors magically harmonize with the sweet fruit to make one spectacular side dish. Serve it with grilled meats or chicken. Or, if you're adventurous, dish it up as dessert.