Peach Basil Salad is bursting with fresh summer flavors – ripe, juicy peaches paired with fruity and earthy gruyere cheese and fragrant basil leaves, tossed in a chipotle and peach dressing.
Peaches, peaches, peaches, oh my all the fresh, juicy, ripe peaches!!! I know I’m like a broken record you guys, but all this fresh summer produce just keeps me on cloud nine – I LOVE it!
Not to mention the peaches that are ripening up beautifully in the sun, but the BASIL! Pre-move, my basil plant had grown ten-fold. It was more like a small tree, which meant basil was going into everything (stay tuned for more on that).
So when I saw I had some gruyere left over in the fridge, I figured why not make a salad with the soft, juicy peaches I had ripening on the counter, with my ginormous basil leaves and cheese always makes things better, right? Which is how I bring to you this Peach Basil Salad.
Oh, and I cannot forget the infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar that were an inspiration for this as well. Remember the awesome olive oil shop in Savannah? It was about time I got around to using the Peach Balsamic and the Chipotle Olive Oil. If you don’t have these uniquely infused oil/vinegar, then go ahead and whisk in a little bit of chili powder to the olive oil and use a white balsamic. That should do the trick.
However, if you want the excuse to go buy some special kitchen treats, you have my permission.
Back to the Peach Basil Salad – let’s not forget that it’s super easy and quick to throw together, and the perfect carry-along to your next BBQ or patio/wine sesh. You could even assemble upon arrival because it’s THAT EASY!
We’re all about quick, easy, and delicious over here lately. Are you on board?
Oh, and one last tip – it’d also be awesome served over arugula or mixed greens!
Peach Basil Salad
- 5 ripe peaches, sliced
- 1/4 cup basil, chiffonade
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons peach balsamic
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons chipotle infused olive oil*
- Dash of black pepper and salt
- 2 oz. gruyere, thinly sliced into 1/2 inch strips
- Whisk together peach balsamic, chipotle olive oil, salt, pepper, and half of the basil. Toss in a bowl with peach slices and gruyere. Top with remaining basil. Serve immediately.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.