This Peach Cucumber Salad incorporates all the wonderful produce from your local farmer’s market.
It’s simple and fresh – crunchy cucumbers, red pepper, juicy peaches and herbs! Summer flavors that speak for themselves without any fuss. This clean eating salad is the perfect side to bring to your summer potluck.
Does Labor Day signal the end of summer? I’m not sure. I do know that peaches are fading in Arizona. It’s probably a good idea to freeze enough peaches to get through the winter. There’s nothing like defrosting a bit of summer sunshine in the middle of January or making a pitcher of peach margaritas! Must plan ahead!
For now the peaches are at their peak – firm enough to chop into a salad and ripe enough to be sweet and juicy perfection. Which is why this week my go-to side was this sweet Peach Cucumber Salad. It’s sturdy enough to keep for a few days in the fridge, is full of hydrating fruit + veggies and is versatile enough to serve alongside any meal of the day.
Last weekend I popped over to the farmer’s market and a vendor was offering samples – chunks of cucumber and peaches. I grabbed a piece of both, made a little sandwich and decided they belonged together, along with a little cilantro and red pepper.
You could easily take these ingredients – maybe add a ball of mozzarella – then skewer them for a quick appetizer. Four ingredients + summer does all the flavor work.
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A summer salad in all its sweet peach glory
- 2 cups Persian cucumber diced
- 1 red pepper diced (about 1 cup)
- 2 peaches about 2 cups
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley more to taste
Prep all the ingredients.
In a large bowl, combine cucumbers and red pepper.
Gently add peach chunks and cilantro.