A simple garden-fresh summer salad, that starts with delicious peach pickles!
This salad all started with the peach pickles. As soon as I tasted them, I knew they would be perfect in a salad. The pickles have lots of peach flavor and are a good balance of sweet, salty, and tartness.
But what to put with the peaches? All I had to do was look in my garden and there was the answer. Vine ripe cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and lots of fresh basil.
I collected my ingredients and went off to the kitchen to make the salad. While prepping the vegetables, I began thinking about what type of vinaigrette to use. I really wanted the pickled peach to stand out. The brine from the pickles was the perfect solution. It added the peach flavor I wanted, and acidity the salad needed. I marinated the veggies in the brine for about 30 minutes. Tossed them with some good olive oil and fresh basil, and done. A quick and easy summer salad!
Pickled Peach Salad
- 1/2 cup cucumber peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 4 wedges pickled peaches sliced into chunks
- 1 1/2 tbsp peach pickling liquid
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2-4 leaves basil
- Combine cucumber, peaches, tomato, salt and pepper and pickling liquid. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve drizzle with olive and garnish with basil.