8 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Eat Peaches

by in In Season, July 6, 2011
peach and tomato salad
Tomato-Peach Salad from Food Network Magazine.

summer festWe’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Today, we’re exploring peaches.

Peaches are finally in season, so get your hands on some while they last and enjoy them in as many ways as you can (but don’t forget to freeze some for the colder months!). Here are 8 healthy ways to eat the sweet stone fruits that you might not have thought of.

8. As a side dish: Tomato-Peach Salad from Food Network Magazine (pictured above)

7. With chicken: Bobby Flay’s Grilled Chicken With Spicy Peach Glaze

6. Sweet-tart: Peaches With Balsamic Cherries

5. For dinner, spooned over grilled pork: Rosemary Roasted Pork With Peaches

pork with peaches
Grilled pork with peaches, from Food Network Magazine.

4. In a glass, with wine: Peach Sangria

3. On the barbie: Grilled Peaches

2. For breakfast, in an overnight French toast bake: Ellie Krieger’s French Toast Bake

1. With cream: Peaches and Cream (ok, maybe this one’s obvious, but this version’s healthy)

What’s your favorite way to eat peaches? Shout it out in the comments, or let us know on Twitter; use the hashtag #cookingwith.

More peaches with our family and friends:

CIA Dropout: Peachy Keen Panna Cotta

What’s Gaby Cooking: Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

In Jennie’s Kitchen: Easy Peach Preserves

Daily Dishin: Fresh Peaches and Cream No-Bake Pie

Cooking with Books: Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

Cooking With My Kid: Peach & Friends Cobbler Pie

White on Rice Couple: Peach Heirloom Tomato Salad

Cooking With Elise: Bruschetta with Grilled Peach Chutney

FN Dish: Summer Fest: Peach Recipes

Taste With The Eyes: Warm White Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

Recipe Girl: Fresh Peach Pie

A Way to Garden: Farm Fresh Peaches Frozen to Perfection

Napa Farmhouse 1885: Fresh Peach Cookies

Sassy Radish: Peach, Apricot and Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal Crust

Sweet Life Bake: Sweet Peach Ancho Chile Salsa

Indian Simmer: Indian Peach Gujiya

Dixie Chik Cooks: Peach Cobbler

Food2: 5 Killer Peach Flavored Cocktails

Cooking Channel: Peaches on the Grill

Add a Pinch: My Grandmother’s Peach Cobbler

And Love It Too: Pan Seared Salmon with Fresh Peach Salsa

From My Corner of Saratoga: Double Caramel Peaches

She Wears Many Hats: Peach Wontons

I Am Mommy: Peach Bread

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  1. Beautiful! I love that some of them are savory, or at least go beyond the pie and cobbler realm (although Peach Cobbler may be the most perfect food.

    This is one of my favorite peach recipes: Peach Caprese Salad with Purple Basil http://www.quincesandthepea.com/peach-caprese-sal….

    Herbs, Peaches and Cheese are a great combo!

  2. lynn says:

    Mmm, love all the peach ideas. The French toast bake sounds delicious. My favorite way to use up lots of peaches is to make them into peach nectar, then freeze it in jars. It tastes like summer all year long, every time you pull out one of the jars. Thanks for the great peach roundup.

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