June 30, 2023
Posted: August 3, 2021 12:30 pm
The best cooks understand the importance of harnessing the freshest produce to use in their meal rotation. August is the perfect month to enjoy sweet and juicy peaches in their prime. Here are 10 of the best recipes that will inspire you to lean into this delicious fruit this month.
Peaches pair beautifully with cucumbers, giving you two of the best tastes of summer in one dish. This cucumber and peach salad with herbs is refreshing and light, making it a great side dish for a heavier entree. The homemade zesty vinaigrette is gently tossed with heirloom cucumbers and yellow peaches. The dish is finished off with fresh mint and basil along with a handful of mild feta cheese to bring all of the flavors together. Best of all, the colorful dish will look beautiful on your summer dinner table.
Everyone will go crazy for this pork tenderloin medallions with bourbon peach sauce recipe. After quickly searing the pork tenderloins on the stovetop, they go into the oven to finish baking. While the pork is cooking, it is easy to whip up this finishing sauce featuring peaches, bourbon, apple cider vinegar, butter, and agave syrup. The tangy sauce is the perfect finishing touch to the pork tenderloin. This light entree is best paired with a whole grain and some fresh vegetables or a nice garden salad.
Looking for a dessert that requires no effort on your part to prepare but still comes off as sophisticated? These slow cooker amaretto-poached peaches are just what you are looking for. The peaches cook up in about one hour in your slow cooker, allowing you to focus on preparing the rest of your dinner. The thinly sliced peaches are tossed with lemon zest, amaretto, honey, salt, and red pepper flakes before simmering in the slow cooker. Be sure to serve these peaches with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. A few fresh basil leaves bring it all together at the end.
For a new twist on the traditional caprese salad, try this flavorful peach caprese variation. This salad makes a wonderful side dish for your next backyard barbeque, a fun appetizer, or even a light main entree for those hot summer nights. Simply layer the tomato and peaches along with fresh mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. These beauties are finished off with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar along with salt and pepper to taste.
These elegant peach and blue cheese toasts are an ideal addition to your summer brunch menu or evening cocktail hour. A thick country-style bread works best as the vehicle to deliver all of these delicious toppings. Be sure to choose a milder blue cheese so that you do not overpower the sweetness of the peaches. Good choices include Roquefort or Saint Agur. The addition of baby arugula adds a nice crunch to contrast with the creaminess of the cheese and the juiciness of the peaches.
Whether it is in a crisp, a cobbler, or a pie, peaches and blueberries go hand in hand. This makes this blueberry, peaches, and cream pie a mouth-watering combination. A store-bought shortbread crust makes this pie a breeze to pull off in no time. In addition to the starring peaches and blueberries, the pie also contains sour cream, vanilla, and sugar. The cinnamon streusel topping crisps up beautifully in the oven to finish off this delectable dessert.
Elevate your standard burgers to something that everyone will remember with this recipe for bacon, peach, and basil burgers. It is an explosion of flavor with every bite of these unique burgers. The pickled jalapeños and their juices deliver the heat while the goat cheese and chutney add the perfect complement. The bacon adds another dimension of crunch. These burgers are a fun meal choice when you are tired of traditional summer barbeque items but still want to celebrate the season.
As the temperature soars, nobody can blame you for wanting to reach for a glass of refreshing iced tea. Want something boozy? Try this bourbon-peach iced tea at your next happy hour gathering. This drink will prove to you that bourbon and peaches are a natural fit. Pouring the peaches through a fine mesh strainer will eliminate any grittiness, leaving a smooth drink for you to enjoy. You can also make this drink non-alcoholic by simply leaving out the bourbon.
Taco Tuesday has never tasted better! This grilled chipotle fish taco with peach salsa recipe is everything that you need in a light summer entree. The sweet peaches partner with the smoky fish and crisp tortillas for a great balance of flavors. You can use any type of white fish that grills easily. Good choices include mahi-mahi, snapper, or halibut. Before being put on the grill, the fish marinates in a mix of spicy chipotles, garlic, coriander, and cumin. The heat of this marinade is cut by the sweet peach salsa. Creamy avocado, pickled onions, and cilantro make excellent toppings for these fish tacos.
No list of recipes with peaches is complete without at least one idea for a peach cobbler. When it comes to perfecting your cobbler, simple is the best. This fresh southern peach cobbler recipe will be welcomed by everyone. This cobbler is served best hot out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
You do not want to let peak peach season pass you by without working these recipes into your summer menu
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