I stumbled on this wonderful combination accidentally, when I set out to make a tomato salad, but returned home to find I had purchased weakly flavored tomatoes. Luckily, I had also picked up some peaches at the same stand that sold the tomatoes. I decided to add the peaches to ‘cover’ the lack of sweetness in the tomatoes and the fuzzy fruit took the dish to a new level. This is a seasonal recipe – fresh, full flavored peaches are a necessity and great tomatoes really do make for a mush tastier salad.
- 2 Peaches (pitted and sliced thin)
- 1/2 small Onion (sweet – Vidalia, etc., quartered then sliced thin)
- 1 Tomato (sliced to medium thickness, soak in balsamic and salt if the flavor is weak)
- 1/2 C Cucumber (seeded and sliced to medium thickness, about 1/4 inch)
- 1/4 C Lucini Cucumber & Shallot Vinaigrette (start with 1/4 C, adding more to taste)
Soak the onions in ice water for 10 minutes to mellow their flavor (soak the tomatoes in balsamic and salt, if necessary).
Toss the peaches, onions, tomatoes and cucumbers. Add dressing, salt and pepper to taste