Just a few years in the past I fell in love with peaches. Not that they weren’t good all these years earlier than, but it surely wasn’t till after having some form of peach pie or crisp that I actually dedicated to loving them like I’ve by no means beloved a fruit earlier than.
Besides possibly Honeycrisp apples; these candy crunchy issues lure me in everytime (even when they’re $4.99/pound). I do know… disgrace on me.
Immediately’s summer season fruit salad is one which I make each time I entertain throughout the summer season months; it’s the proper facet dish to accompany grilled chicken, salmon or veggie kabobs.
One more reason I dig this peach fruit salad? As a result of it’s an exquisite technique to get youngsters to essentially dig into some contemporary, nutritious fruit. One of the best a part of this recipe although is that it’s utterly customizable, so if you happen to really feel like including different berries or fruit, you’ll be able to! Generally I exploit yellow nectarines however often I go for candy, ripe contemporary yellow peaches due to their distinctive sweetness and texture.
Summer season fruit salad components
Earlier than I save the above picture because the screensaver on my telephone, let’s speak about what components you’ll have to make this simple fruit salad. Head to the farmer’s market (or your personal backyard!) and seize:
- Recent yellow peaches
- A pomegranate
- Recent basil leaves
- Lime juice
This contemporary, summer season produce is then drizzled with a little bit of honey and a squeeze of lime juice for a candy and tangy end to the scrumptious fruit. I really like how the basil brings a contemporary earthiness and makes the fruit salad a bit completely different from what we’re used to.
What to serve with this peach fruit salad
This attractive summer season salad is finest served with different scrumptious summer season recipes. Listed below are a few of my favorites:
Customise this summer season peach fruit salad
Be happy to make this fruit salad your personal!
- Hold it vegan by omitting the honey or use a little bit of maple syrup
- Add strawberries, raspberries, nectarine or contemporary cherries
- Swap the basil for contemporary mint
- Get a bit of wild with a sprinkle of chili powder or cayenne pepper
- Add some feta or goat cheese crumbles, creamy avocado and your favourite greens like arugula or spinach
What fruit is finest for fruit salad?
I’ve discovered that fruit salad is finest with agency berries and different fruit that doesn’t simply break down or get mushy, in order that if you wish to prep the salad a couple of hours forward of time, you completely can. I recommend avoiding raspberries, watermelon and bananas, as they’ll simply get soggy. Ensure that if you add peaches they aren’t overly ripe and nonetheless have some firmness to them!
Tips on how to retailer this peach fruit salad
This peach fruit salad will keep good for about 2-Four days within the fridge in hermetic containers. The acid from the lime juice will even assist forestall the peaches from browning, and can preserve the remainder of the fruit tasting good and contemporary. It’s nice to toss in quinoa, on high of spinach, or on high of a bowl of yogurt within the morning.
If you wish to make this peach fruit salad forward of time, be happy so as to add the whole lot to a bowl 1 day earlier than you’re able to serve it. I’d advocate including the basil ribbons final in order that they preserve their fairly inexperienced colour when tossed with the salad.
I imply, come on… don’t you wish to simply dive in?
Don’t misinform me.
I hope you like this attractive summer season peach fruit salad. In the event you make it, you’ll want to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. It’s also possible to go away a remark under and charge the recipe to let me know the way you appreciated it. xo!
Honey Lime Basil Peach Fruit Salad
Attractive honey lime basil peach fruit salad made with contemporary peaches, blackberries, blueberries and pomegranate. This summer season peach fruit salad recipe is flippantly tossed with honey, lime juice, and contemporary basil leaves for a contemporary, completely facet that is good for bbq’s and events!
giant ripe (however not too ripe) yellow peaches, sliced
- Seeds from 1 medium pomegranate
giant basil leaves, minimize into ribbons
Add peaches, blackberries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, and basil leaves to a big bowl. Drizzle honey and lime juice, and toss with tongs. Serves 6.
If you wish to make this peach fruit salad forward of time, be happy so as to add the whole lot to a bowl 1 day earlier than you are able to serve it. I’d advocate including the basil ribbons final in order that they preserve their fairly inexperienced colour when tossed with the salad.
This peach fruit salad will keep good for about 2-Four days within the fridge in hermetic containers.
Out of basil? Sub mint as a substitute!
Servings: 6 servings
Serving measurement: 1 serving (based mostly on 6)
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats