Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summery Peach Salad

Get ready to discover your new favorite Summer Salad!  Whenever I need to bring something to a barbecue, cookout or just a light dinner party during these dog days of July and August this salad is always the hit of the night.  It's light and refreshing yet packed with sweet and savory flavor profiles: Summery Peach Salad.  It's also very easy to make.

Simply chop up some greens, I use romaine and frisee as they seem to hold up better in the heat and not wilt too fast.  Then simply cut up some fresh peaches into nice chunks or slices, whichever you prefer.  The only other ingredient is shaved pecorino romano cheese.  Use the very best quality that you can afford.

I dress this with a simple vinaigrette.  One part champagne vinegar to three parts good quality extra virgin olive oil.  For the real zing dice up a small shallot and add that to the vinaigrette to your liking. I go really heavy but you may want a lighter version.  The shallot has a mild onion flavor.  Salt and pepper to taste and dress the salad with the vinaigrette before arranging the shaved pecorino on top.  I guarantee that this will be a welcome alternative to the standard macaroni or potato salad that everyone else brings.  After trying this salad once I am sure that you'll be making it over and over again.  Enjoy!

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