A couple of weekends ago I noticed a tweet from Gluten-Free Girl touting a fresh and delicious salad she was serving on her own dinner table. The combination of ingredients sounded just strange enough to me to be tasty. Tomatoes and peaches with watermelon vinaigrette. Intriguing, no?
We did actually have watermelon in the fridge – it’s been the one thing Michael has picked up from the supermarket every week this Summer – but I decided to forgo the fruity vinaigrette just to try the peach/tomato combo on it’s own first.
Would you have thought these two fruits would go together?
Prior to this I wouldn’t have, but here I am blogging about it so you know I must think it’s worth sharing. :) As suspected the flavours mingled well together and since both are refreshing items on their own, I found them almost ‘extra’ refreshing together. Especially with the addition of a quick lime and Dijon dressing and a handful of fresh basil.
Peach and Tomato Summer Salad
yields 4 side dish servings (or 2 hungry people servings)
- 2 large fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced into thin wedges (any beautiful tomatoes will do!)
- big handful fresh basil, chopped
- juice and zest from half of 1 lime
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 4 tsp olive oil
- pinch of coarse salt
- Toss sliced tomatoes and peaches together in a large bowl. Add 3/4 of the basil.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together lime juice, lime zest, vinegar, mustard, salt, and olive oil. Drizzle over the fruit. Toss lightly to coat.
- Cover loosely and refrigerate until about 15 minutes before ready to serve. Re-toss, then garnish with remaining basil.
This one may have to make another appearance on Labour Day weekend, before the delicious BC peaches all but disappear.
What ingredients have to mixed together to create a delicious surprise?