Peaches are one of those fruits that I never really think about till I have one. Then I wonder why I don’t eat them all the time. Their soft, fuzzy skin veils a juicy sweet flesh that make them a luxurious treat perfect in desserts as well as in more savory dishes like salads (see recipe for my peach zoodle dish below!) If you haven’t yet bought peaches, now’s the time! This summertime staple is typically available from May to September but hits its peak in July and August. If you need some help with what to do with peaches (other than eat ’em plain, of course!), try out this delicious twist to your zoodle dish.
TROPICAL PEACH & MACADAMIA NUT ZOODLE SALAD
-1 peaches, diced
-1/2 small avocado, diced
-1/8 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
-2 T mint leaves, chopped
-Salt and pepper
For the dressing:
-1/8 cup olive oil
-2 T fruity vinegar
-2 T fresh lemon juice
-2 t honey
- Spiralize the zucchini and saute in saucepan on low-medium heat for 3 minutes.
- Allow noodles to cool.
- Mix with remaining ingredients.
- Toss with dressing.
- Add salt and pepper at end.
- Refrigerate for no more than 1 hour before serving.
Not only are peaches delicious but they are also incredibly nutritious. The vitamins in peaches are especially good for your skin, which is good news since we expose more of it during the warmer months. These vitamins include vitamin A, which increases cell turnover thereby by keeping our skin looking fresh, and vitamin C, which can actually help protect the skin from UV light.
The subdued sweetness and hearty texture of peaches make them perfect for salads. And at only 68 calories per large peach, they are also a perfect light standalone snack. So if you haven’t gone out to buy peaches, go do it! Don’t let summer pass you by without enjoying yummy peaches.
If you have a peach recipe that you’d like to share, please comment below! I would love more ideas!
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