It’s peach season — hello summer!!
Unlike a good amount of other fruit produce (i.e. berries, bananas, apples) peaches are not something that are available all year round in the store — unless you’re buying them frozen, which is totally cool too! But whenever the fresh peaches and other stone fruits arrive, my mind races on all the different ways to enjoy them before they disappear again.
I was in the mood for something savory and looking to make a yummy side dish for my lunch, so ended up with this peach, avocado & watercress salad.
Now, I know I have made a couple simple recipes in the past — but this has to be the easiest one ever! It’s literally chop everything, combine in a bowl, mix and consume:
The different ingredients in this salad struck a really nice balance…the sweet peach, peppery watercress, spicy jalapeño, cool avocado, acidic lime juice…all of it, it was SO good! I will note that because I bought and used the peach in the same day, it wasn’t as sweet/ripe as it could have been, but I somehow think that may have worked out for the better in this particular situation…
I enjoyed this as a side for lunch with my roast beef sandwich, but there was a lot leftover! So, I stored it in the fridge and enjoyed it as a cooling, refreshing side to a spicy omelette I made the next morning. It’s really such a versatile side that you have to try, especially because it’s almost no work at all!
Here’s the recipe for you to do just that.
And if you’re interested in another savory peach salad, give my peach, bacon and arugula salad a try!