Fresh Peach and Tomato Salad can’t be beat when summer produce is at its best. Try combining fresh peaches with juicy tomatoes, then sprinkle with salty feta for a light and refreshing summer salad.
When you have sweet Southern peaches and fresh juicy tomatoes, it’s time to make peach and tomato salad. Simple, light and refreshing, just what you need when it’s too hot to be in the kitchen.
I first tried a tomato and peach salad at running camp one year at Zap. Their food is always delicious, healthy, and the chef creates interesting food combinations. It was so delicious I couldn’t wait to reproduce it at home.
I wasn’t sure if it would taste as good when I wasn’t starving but it was amazing and my family loved it. Just a few simple ingredients result in a spectacular and refreshing salad. Thanks to some fresh tomatoes from a friend, fresh basil from my backyard, and sweet peaches from the farmer’s market, all I needed was some cheese and nuts.
While I’ve added fruit to salsas and sauces, I never thought to combine fruit and tomatoes. Think of this as a peach salad with a twist. Not only do you have the sweet and acidic flavors but you get a crunch from toasted pecans, or slivered almonds.
What seems to pull this salad together is the salty feta cheese crumbles. Feta is sturdy enough not to dissolve in the peach and tomato juices but still creamy. If you want to try goat cheese, it will dissolve if it sits for very long, so wait to add it right before serving. Either are delicious with the peaches and tomatoes.
I think you’ll love this salad and make it every summer when you have fresh juicy tomatoes and peaches on hand.
While you can change the type of nuts and cheese, you have to use peaches and tomatoes that are ripe.
What you’ll need
How do you make peach and tomato salad
Step 1: Chop ripe peaches and tomatoes into bite size pieces. Toss with fresh chopped basil.
Step 2: Add toasted nuts and cheese and toss.
FAQ’s and tips
This is a personal preference, it will be delicious either way. Peeling the peaches makes it a little juicier. If you want to prepare this in advance without it getting too juicy, then don’t peel the peaches.
Feta with it’s salty taste is my first choice. It’s firm enough to hold it’s shape. Goat cheese is equally tasty but will dissolve a little quicker once added to the salad.
This salad can be refrigerated for a few hours before eating, just wait to add the cheese and nuts until ready to serve.
You can use any type of sweet peaches, white or yellow and any type of ripe tomatoes.
Feta is a brined slightly salty cheese that you will see used in most Greek foods.
Peach and Tomato Salad
- 3 large peaches diced
- 2 small to medium tomatoes diced
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- 3 ounces feta/goat cheese
- ½ cup almonds/pecans toasted
- salt and pepper
- Peel peaches if desired. Dice peaches and tomatoes into bite site pieces. You want about 3 times as many peaches as tomatoes. Add chopped basil, cheese, Toasted almonds/pecans and season with salt and pepper.
- You can use peaches with the peelings on or off
- If using goat cheese, add right before serving so it doesn’t dissolve in the juices.
- Use three times as many peaches as tomatoes
- Make sure to only use ripe peaches and tomatoes
- Eat this the same day
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