Summer Peach and Tomato Salad

  • LaurieinBoston Posted: 08/28/10
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    Fabulous use of fresh peaches and tomatoes in August. We brought this salad to a friends house for dinner and every last bite of it was gone. I didn't have sherry vinegar so used white basalmic as that's what I had on hand - I think you could substitute any nice vinegar too. This was so good we made it again the very next night.

  • 2BPaulaB Posted: 07/10/10
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    I enjoy recipes that introduce me to new flavor combinations. I would not have thought to put peaches and tomato together and the result here was fresh and delightful. I used ingredients from farmer's market and left out onions since I don't like them raw. I would consider substituting with balsamic vinegar or goat cheese, but it is good as written. It did get watery quickly, so serve immediately.

  • Debbi02 Posted: 05/31/10
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    My daughter prepared this for a Memorial Day dinner....wonderful! All of the guests raved about the flavors and wanted the recipe. What a wonderful summer salad!

  • VaBelle35 Posted: 08/25/10
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    I can't stop making this salad. The flavors are just wonderful together.

  • Saecca Posted: 06/02/10
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    Very good and a nice change from normal salads. I couldn't find heirloom, so I just used normal red tomatoes. The presentation is still guest-worthy. The feta, tomatoes, peaches, and the basil leaves make it very lively. I served it with simple grilled lean pork tenderloins (with a S & P and cumin rub). Definitely will make again later this summer!

  • JeriTex Posted: 06/29/10
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    Elegant, easy recipe that looks as great as it tastes. Perfect for guests or family gatherings. Definitely a keeper!

  • Camillka Posted: 07/03/10
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    Colorful, full of sweet ripe flavors, beautiful to serve and simple to prepare. Keep this recipe handy.

  • Gradysmom Posted: 07/01/10
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    This was amazing.I made this for a baby shower, my co-hostess ended up printing off recipe for some of the guests. I got all of the ingredients from the local farmer's market. I used a white wine vinegar, next time I will use white balsamic.

  • LaurenCz Posted: 06/18/10
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    This is a delicious salad that is perfect for a hot summer day. I made it with some chicken in the crockpot for an easy summer Friday meal. I didn't have sherry vinegar on hand so I substituted apple cider vinegar and it was great. Definitely splurge on some tasty heirloom tomatoes, but I did use some vine-ripened as well. I could definitely see myself making this for a summer party or picnic.

  • AndriaE Posted: 07/07/10
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    This is an awesome recipe that I have been enjoying on vacation. I lowered the calories and fat grams by modifying the recipe and skipping the use of olive oil and honey, instead using Walden Farms fat free, sugar free, calorie free Maple Syrup. I also skipped the feta cheese. To get that smoky flavor you can add mushrooms with are lower in calories and fat. I like to serve this salad over mixed greens. Add shrimp or a lean grilled/broiled/steamed fillet of fish and you have a yummy meal!

  • eatingood Posted: 06/01/11
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    Absolutely delicious!! I ended up using dried basil out of desperation but it was still wonderful!!

  • Chels77 Posted: 07/14/11
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    This turned out so well! I had to substitute a couple ingredients (such as the basil for fresh parsley) since I didn't have them on hand, but even so it was amazing. I can't wait to try it again with the basil!

  • jmeleeS Posted: 07/29/11
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    I really wanted to like this dish as I love all the separate ingredients, but I just couldn't get over how sweet it was with the peaches and the honey dressing. I guess I was looking for something a little more savory. I had a serving when I first made it and intended to eat it for leftovers the next night and just couldn't get excited about it - in fact I didn't want to eat it at all so unfortunately it went to waste. I think there are much tastier side salad dishes available from C.L. so I won't be making this particular one again.

  • CherylMD Posted: 08/23/11
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    This would get six stars if I could. I spent all of dinner smiling. And even my kids liked it. The key here is to follow the recipe exactly. There are not many ingredients, but you need the right proportions of tomatoes, basil, red onion. The dressing was not at all too sweet (I wonder if other reviewers misread teaspoon for tablespoon, because it is only 1 teaspoon of honey in the dressing). I did improvise on the heirloom tomatoes, I had two kinds of full-sized tomatoes and no cherry/pear tomatoes, but that didn't matter. Yum, yum, yum. Perfect for summer when the fruit and tomatoes are ripe and fantastic. I actually paired this with a simple summer omlette for dinner, so don't worry about finding a pork roast or anything.

  • ESmith6 Posted: 08/21/11
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    I made this for the salad course for a dinner party and it was my favorite part of the meal. I didn't have sherry vinegar so I used a combination of white wine vinegar and balsamic. I also used a combination of white and yellow-fleshed peaches. Unique and fresh flavor with summer tomatoes, peaches and basil.

  • Beccaroo73 Posted: 08/28/11
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    I love this recipe and make it often. Has great flavor, and is simple. As a bonus, it has ingredients that I typically have on hand anyway, except the sherry vinegar. I don't have sherry vinegar, so have just been using balsamic, and it seems to work just fine.

  • gtg599y Posted: 08/30/11
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    Love this recipe. I make it using whatever tomatoes I have on hand as often as I can during the summer.

  • pjbiggins Posted: 06/25/12
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    I love this salad! It's so fresh and full of flavor! Sweet and tart. Optimum flavor after a little refrigeration (I think). I also love the low calorie and fat count for a very filling serving size.

  • whthair12 Posted: 06/06/13
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    I made this last weekend for guests who raved and raved. We all thought it was fantastic. I'm making it again this weekend for different guests. Very refreshing.

  • Marchia Posted: 06/29/12
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    Easy and wonderful when produce is so fresh! Very colorful dish; don't make too far in advance tomatoes get watery, although my peaches didn't turn even the next day. I substituted red wine vinegar for the sherry vinegar and it was fine; dressing very light. Wonderful mix of flavors!

  • dpkp03 Posted: 08/08/13
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    Excellent, light salad using the items I keep on hand. Used one peach and one nectarine. Did not have heirloom tomatoes, so I used our local, seasonal tomatoes. Also, used red wine vinegar in place of sherry vinegar. This great summer salad would go with just about anything coming off the grill.

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