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Peach Salad with Tomatoes and Beets

Photo: Dana Gallagher; Styling: Alistair Turnbull
Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: about 2 beet slices, 2 tomato slices, and 1/2 cup peach mixture)
Golden beets and a mix of colorful tomatoes (like Purple Cherokee and red heirlooms) offer a dramatic contrast on the plate and are a beautiful and tasty base for the tangy-sweet peaches on top--but red beets and any garden tomatoes would also work.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized golden beets
  • 2 medium-sized ripe tomatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium peeled peaches, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons small fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 112
  • fat 6.8 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 164 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Scrub beets and trim tops to 1 inch. Place beets in a glass or ceramic baking dish; fill dish one-third full with water. Cover with foil; bake at 425° for 1 hour or until beets are tender. Cool. Peel beets, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Core tomatoes; cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the beet and tomato slices on a platter; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, oil, 1 tablespoon juice, honey, and shallot in a medium bowl. Toss peach slices with remaining 1 tablespoon juice. Add peach mixture to honey mixture; toss. Mound peach mixture on top of beet and tomato slices; sprinkle salad with the mint, thyme, and goat cheese.

Cook's Notes

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