Disclosure: Thank you to Harris Teeter for sponsoring today's recipe!
Let's just clear the air here and I'll admit my problem: My name is Carlene and I'm obsessed with stone fruit right now. And I feel like this obsession is okay because no one in their right mind should honestly be buying peaches or plums in November. Like, please....for your own good. Give it a hard pass. That being said buy as many as you can right now. Because they are delicious and in season and we're going to just combine a big mess of them for this healthy summer salad.
Being from Virginia, I can't say we've got the peach thing totally covered here (I see you Georgia) but we do have several peach orchards that give us what we need. Every summer, my siblings, my grandparents and I used to drive over part of the Blue Ridge mountains a county or two over to pick up peaches from a random farm stand, literally next to nothing. There are fields on every possible side and I think there may be a stoplight maybe 10 minutes down the road? But every summer, we would go buy peaches and make cobbler or cut them up for breakfast on the deck when we would spend a Saturday morning. The funny thing is, my Grandparents totally had a peach and a plum tree on the vineyard property but I also distinctly remember there were very, very few times the deer, ground hogs, squirrels or foxes let us actually have many of them at all.
So while I grew up with a very specific idea of where my peaches were from (see random farm stand in Middle of Nowhere), you can get amazing produce at your local grocery. In fact, Harris Teeter came out with a handy map to find out where your local produce is from , state by state. For me, while there was produce from all over Virginia in stock, they had some options from Stoneybrook Organic here in Loudoun County where the farm occupies about 50 acres. You can't get much more local.
Peach and Plum Healthy Summer Salad
/// Ingredients ///
- 1 peach
- 1 plum
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- a sprinkle of salt
- a grind of fresh black pepper
- a dash of cayenne pepper (easy on this dash!)
- 2 T sliced, small red onion
- fresh basil and cilantro
- a drizzle of olive oil
/// Directions /// This is an incredibly simple and wonderful summer recipe in that...there's no heat required. Slice everything up and pit it in a bowl and toss so everything is evenly coated!
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