Summer: It’s that magical time of the year when the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and many fruits and vegetables are at their prime. Come mid-July, peaches begin to show up more abundantly in grocery-store produce sections and farmers markets, politely calling out to you, pick me, pick me! While biting into a fresh, juicy peach can be oh-so-rewarding, some may find it difficult to come up with creative ways to incorporate peaches into mealtime. Here, we share four peach recipes that think outside the box to help you make the most out of peach season!
Peach, Italian Sausage, and Tomato Flatbreads
Peaches on pizza? We know you may be skeptical, but hear us out! The sweet and slightly tangy nature of the fruit really helps to cut through the richness of the Italian sausage. Combine that with a basil pesto sauce and homemade dough, and you’ll be tossing your take-out pizza menus in favor of these addicting flatbreads! Move over pineapple, there’s a new fruit pizza topping in town!
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Cajun Dusted Cod with Peach Sauce
OK, so we got you on board with adding peaches to your pizza, but now we want you to pair them with fish! Stick with us here…cod is a mild, flaky white fish that really benefits from a healthy dose of seasoning. We use a Cajun spice blend to bring some heat to the dish, and the peach ginger sauce does a pretty bang-up job of counteracting the spice.
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Barbecue Chicken Tostadas with Peach Salsa
Tostadas are the deep-fried cousin of the taco, and they are welcome at our family reunion any day of the week! We topped ours with mashed avocado, shredded chicken in a homemade citrus barbecue sauce, and fresh peach salsa.
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Peach Bourbon Crisp
And now, it’s dessert time! We took the idea of a classic fruit crisp and pumped up the volume a few notches with the addition of pecans and bourbon. Why bourbon, you ask? Well, for one, it adds a real depth of flavor and it is a natural pairing for the other traditional Southern ingredients. Also, we’re adults, so we can totally get away with it!
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Looking to serve a tasty drink with these peach dishes? Follow our tips for Perfect Homemade Margaritas!
Photo Credit: Christina Carter