Thursday, June 29, 2017

Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad = Happy Summer!

July is peak peach season which is reason enough to celebrate. Fourth of July is rapidly on the way, which means light summer fare and lots of eating will be on tap this weekend. Today, I want to share with you a wonderful summer salad that you are going to love!
Think sweet, juicy peaches, mixed with succulent heirloom tomatoes and topped with fresh organic basil + crumbles of feta cheese, to give it just the right amount of bite.
Have I piqued your interest yet?
The light dressing that is mixed with it... oooh - red wine vinegar, honey and coconut oil with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. SO tasty!
This salad is absolutely so wonderful, that you are going to want to mix it up and serve it for dinner before July 4th!
I got silence and (good) groans at the dinner table this evening, which is always positive. Josh has now become a little bit of a picky eater, and tomatoes are one thing he isn't crazy about. Well, tonight he ate everything and asked for seconds! I think that is a good sign, don't you?





Not only is this salad delicious, it also looks really pretty on the plate. I love all the vibrant colors that remind us summer is here.
Are you ready? Okay, let's get started! 
Sweltering from the summer heat? No need to turn on the oven today! :)






First, whisk together all the ingredients for the salad and set it aside (red wine vinegar, honey, coconut oil, sea salt and pepper)...




Next, slice the peaches, heirloom tomatoes and red onion...



Isn't she a beauty?






Drizzle the dressing over the peaches, tomatoes and red onion...





Mix it all together in a large bowl. Then add the fresh basil leaves and sprinkle feta cheese on top...





Serve immediately. That won't be a problem, because you'll be dying to sink your teeth into this healthy, refreshing salad!




Bon Appetit!

Peach and Heirloom Tomato Summer Salad
By: NatRunsFar 
Serves: 4-5 people


Ingredients:

1/4 cup thinly, vertically sliced red onion
1/2 pound ripe peaches, pitted and cut into wedges
1/4 pound organic heirloom beefsteak tomatoes, cut into thick wedges
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons small basil leaves or torn basil

Directions:

1. Combine red wine vinegar, coconut oil, honey, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl, Stirring with a whisk. Set aside

2. Cut peaches, heirloom tomatoes and onions. Drizzle with the dressing.


3. Gently toss together in a large bowl and add fresh basil + feta cheese. Serve immediately.




Happy eating and happy running friends.


Do you have 4th of July traditions?

What is your favorite summer fruit?

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