Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Peach Power!



You don’t have to use Peaches just for cobbler or dessert – you can use the sweet juicy flavor of peaches to make delicious easy, cool, summery savory dishes, too!

If you are excited about peaches like I am, check out the Georgia Peach website at http://gapeaches.org

Here’s a couple of fun, delicious and easy recipes to use seasonal peaches:

Peach and Goat Cheese Slaw

¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TB Sherry Vinegar
1 TB Dijon Mustard
½ Tsp Sea Salt
¼ Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 – 3 Fresh Peaches, Peeled and Cut into Slices
1 (12 – 16 OZ) Pkg Broccoli Slaw
2 TB Chopped Parsley
2 TB Thinly Sliced Green Onions, green parts only
4 Ounces Crumbled Goat Cheese

Step One
Combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar and shake well.

Step Two
Add the peaches, slaw and parsley to a bowl and toss with the dressing, starting with half and adding as desired. Top with the goat cheese and onions.

Georgia Peach Salad

2 Large Chicken Breasts
1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ Cup Red Onion, Chopped
4 Large Peaches
2 Large Avocados
12 Cups Baby Greens
1 Recipe *Peach Dressing
1 Cup Chopped Roasted Pecans

Step One  Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise, season well with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil. Place in a 375F oven for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside to cool for a few minutes and then chop.

Step Two  While the chicken is cooking, put the red onion in a bowl of ice water to cover and set aside. (Placing onions in iced water removes the “sting” from the onions.) Peel, pit and chop the peaches and avocados. Make the dressing.*

Step Three Drain the red onion and pat dry. Place the chicken, peaches, avocados and chicken in a bowl and toss gently. Divide the lettuce between four plates. Top with the dressed salad and sprinkle with pecans.

*Georgia Peach Dressing

1 Peach, Peeled and Pitted
1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1 TB Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Packed Basil Leaves
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree.

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