There's nothing like biting into a juicy peach on a hot summer day. The sweet, slightly tangy flavor is something you simply can't miss during the hot month of August. However, peaches aren't just for a quick snack. You can make a number of delicious recipes using this fruit. More importantly though, there are a number of savory dishes you can create with peaches. Whether you're making a salad or salsa, this is a wonderful ingredient. Here are just a few savory ways to use peaches.
Peaches are a wonderful addition to salads. One of my favorite ways to use peaches in salad is to combine freshly sliced peaches with grilled steak and blue cheese. The combination of flavors is unbelievable, but the salad is so easy to prepare. It's something that will wow your guests and make you look like a kitchen rock star. If you're looking for something different, peaches also make a great addition to mixed greens. Try topping mixed greens with sliced peaches, candied pecans, blue cheese and orange vinaigrette. This would be a great side dish for an end of summer barbecue. However, if you want to make this into a meal, you can add thinly sliced grilled chicken.
Peach salsa offers a wonderful burst of flavors to your summer meal. Best of all, this is another simple to make recipe. All you need to do is combine peeled and cubed peaches with minced jalapeno, chopped red onion, and lime juice. If you want to add a touch more sweetness, you can add honey. The important thing is to allow the salsa to chill overnight so that the flavors meld. The salsa can be served with tortilla chips, but it also makes a wonderful addition to grilled chicken or pork.
Peaches can also be used to create a number of savory appetizers. One option is to spread grilled pieces of bread with goat cheese, thinly sliced peaches and a drizzle of honey. You could also wrap slices of peach and blue cheese in prosciutto. Lastly, you could create a spicy peach glaze for chicken wings.
Peaches aren't just for desserts. There are several amazing recipes in which you can turn this sweet fruit into a savory dish. Whether you want an easy appetizer or a unique salad, you can use peaches to create something amazing.