It seems like fall has started. The weather is cooler and a little brisk. At the grocery store today, I saw a few displays with fall baking goods.
I like fall baking. I'm excited about delicious treats full of pumpkin and apple. I recently baked some pumpkin muffins, and I anticipate making pumpkin cookies.
Despite my enthusiasm for fall cooking, I recently made a salad with peaches and tomatoes. This dish is more appropriate for summer, but it still work. There are still peaches at the local farmers markets.
This dish reminds me of a salad my father makes in the summer. He always grows prolific tomato plants. He coarsely chopped a bowl of tomatoes and dresses them with olive oil, salt, and basil. It is simple but delicious.
This salad also has peaches. It may sound like a strange combination, but it really works. Tomatoes and peaches have subtle flavors, and tomatoes are pretty sweet.
This salad recipe came from the Food Network. I added more tomatoes and peaches than the recipe suggests. I used less basil because I didn't have enough.
I used a different technique to make the salad too. The recipe mades a puree with the basil and extra-virgin olive oil.
The ingredients for this salad are 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, koshers salt, ground black pepper, 6 firm yellow peaches, 8 tomatoes, and 1 tablespoon lime juice.
I chopped the peaches and tomatoes into wedges.
I thinly cut the basil. This is called a chiffonade. I added this to the bowl with the peaches and tomatoes.
I added the olive oil, salt, pepper, and lime juice to the bowl.
I stirred the salad until all the ingredients were evenly combined.
It it a quick and easy salad to make. The ingredients were light, fresh, and flavorful.
It was a little tart, It was sweet and fragrant.
It tasted healthy and refreshing.
It was a delicious salad. It would be perfect for a picnic or barbecue.