Peaches, Please: Yummy Recipes for Your Dinner Table

Six delicious peach recipes to satisfy your craving.

First it was the fruit stands, then the supermarket, and now my fruit bowl. An army of peaches has slowly but surely conquered my kitchen, and with good timing, too: August is National Peach Month!

Let’s face it: peaches rock. (Get it? Stone fruit joke!) Your average peach comes in at under 70 calories, contains 3 grams of fiber, and a is good source of vitamins A and C. Not to mention that juicy, sweet deliciousness.

There are plenty of local orchards where you can pick your own peaches right in the Philly area. Check out this site for farms and peach festivals near you.

Once you’ve got your peaches, here’s how you can incorporate them into your next meal, from salads to salsas to yummy peach desserts:

Tomato and Peach Salad
via Yum Sugar

A light and fresh appetizer. This super easy salad makes use of your herb garden—you have one, right?—with the fresh addition of basil and mint.

Fiery Grilled Peach and Habanero Salsa
via Cooking Light

The heat of the grill carmelizes the sugar in the fruit, highlighting the sweetness and texturizing each bite. Use as dip with chips or crudites or top grilled pork or chicken with it to add a spicy kick.

Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce
via Cooking Light

Um, can you say greatest quesadilla ever? Melty, creamy brie and sliced peaches make an appearance in this savory dish. Add a protein in the mix before cooking the quesadillas to make it a meal. Note: Whole Foods carries quality fat-free flour tortillas, if you’re wondering where to pick some up.

Grilled Pork Burgers with Pickled Peaches
via Whole Foods

Pickling peaches—what a thought! The finished product goes quite well alongside grilled pork in a whole-wheat pita. Use leftover pickled peaches on sandwiches throughout the week.

Peach-Mango Popsicles
via Whole Foods

The perfect dessert for the dog days of summer. For help figuring out how to chop up the elusive mango, head over here. To give the pop more staying power, add yogurt (flavor of your choice) to the puree before freezing.

End-of-Summer Peach-Apple Cobbler
via Oh She Glows

If you’re like me, you cannot manage to go a day without munching on an apple (or two). So why not marry the classic apple flavor with some peaches to make a delicious summer cobbler? Yes. Please. This version is vegan and gluten-free. Double win.

>> What’s your favorite way to eat a peach? Share your recipes in the comments!

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