This summer has been a delicate blend of heat wave and monsoon, necessitating some creative family activities to keep the children (and us grownups!) from going stir crazy.
Thankfully, while the summer heat has not been good for my desire to leave the comfort of air conditioning, it has been great for our cucumber harvest and I’ve been working on figuring out new ways to use our abundance of cucumbers.
My super-simple cucumber onion salad is my go-to cucumber recipe, but after we’d had that several times in a week, I wanted to find some new options.
Peach Cucumber Salad
This recipe is a perfect mixture of textures and flavors. With soft and sweet peaches, crisp and cool cucumbers, and a sweet and tangy vinaigrette with a hint of basil, this is a perfect summer salad.
It is delicious as soon as you make it, but I’ve found that letting in marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours intensifies the flavors and makes it even better!
If you have a cucumber abundance like we do (or can pick some up at a great price while they are in season), give this recipe a try!
Peach Cucumber Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Recipe
Yield 3 ½ cups
A simple and refreshing peach cucumber salad with basil vinaigrette is a wonderful mixture of flavors, textures, and colors.
- 3 fresh peaches
- 2 cucumbers, halved
- Peel the peaches if desired and remove pit.
- Slice the peaches and cucumbers into ¼ inch slices.
- Place in a medium sized glass bowl.
- Whisk together the apple cider vinegar, lemon or lime juice, honey or maple syrup, olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Finely chop the fresh basil or mint and mix into the vinaigrette.
- Pour vinaigrette over the cut peaches and cucumbers and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate several hours.
- Garnish with pecans and goat cheese if desired.
Refrigerating the salad for a few hours before serving is optional, but it does help intensify and marry the flavors.
Serving Size ½ cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Sodium 25 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 10.1 g
Protein 1.3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
What is your favorite cucumber recipe or usage?