Summer Stone Fruit Salad

I’m declaring this the week of no cooking. No cooking inside. I can’t. It’s like a bajillion degrees and I can’t bring myself to turn on the stove or oven. So I’ll be grilling and eating copious amounts of this Summer Stone Fruit Salad until I literally turn into a peach.

Summer Stone Fruit Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

There are 2 types of fruit that I go crazy for. 1: cherries. I eat them by the pound on a daily basis for their short but sweet season. And 2: stone fruit. I’m legit that crazy girl you see running around at the farmers market buying ALL THE STONE FRUIT and then getting home and trying to figure out how to eat it all before it goes bad. I can’t be stopped.

Summer Stone Fruit Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

But this Summer Stone Fruit Salad is the perfect way to go about eating all those gorgeous peaches or nectarines! Load them up with heirloom tomatoes, some salty crumbled feta, fresh herbs and a lemon shallot vinaigrette that you’ll want to drink by itself. It serves a crowd and is perfect on the side of some grilled steaks, chicken, salmon, burgers or skewers!

Summer Stone Fruit Salad

Yield: Serves 6-8

Summer Stone Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ripe but firm yellow peaches, cut into wedges
  • 2 ripe but firm white nectarines, cut into wedges
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup Feta, crumbled
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette below
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 teaspoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Arrange the tomatoes, stone fruit and red onions on a large platter or bowl. Top with basil, mint, feta and salt and pepper. Toss with Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette
  2. For the Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette - combine all ingredients together in a bowl and whisk. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
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7 Comments

  1. Salads are GREAT for the summer! Filling yet light weight! Will be trying some of your recipes……Stay Cool!

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