Sweet, juicy, flavorful and fuzzy, August brings a bounty of peaches, as well as a month dedicated to this delectable fruit. What better way to celebrate National Peach Month than by eating them in as many ways as you can think of. Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy this flavorful stonefruit.
While fresh off the tree is by far the best way to enjoy a peach, there are many different recipes to try to enjoy their flavor all throughout National Peach Month.
An amazing sensation, grilled peaches are melt in your mouth amazing. Warm, slippery and sweet, grilled peaches bring out the smoky undertones and the honey/balsamic glaze enhances the sweet sensations. Adding a dollop of cool creme fraiche with a hint of lime zest brings an extra special element to this peach recipe. Read the whole recipe on the White on Rice Couple blog.
Is it possible to highlight our favorite peach recipes without a peach cobbler? We didn’t think so either. Mixing together peaches, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and instant tapioca make for a delightful peach cobbler filling. Biscuit dough tops the filling and after baking for an hour you can enjoy bubbling peach juicy and a fluffy topping that beckons for a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Find the complete recipe at Brown Eyed Baker.
For something a little more savory, Martha Stewart’s Peach Gazpacho recipe has our vote for a refreshing fruit soup. Pureeing peaches, cucumber, garlic, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and water in a food processor and then refrigerating for at least two hours results in a tasty peach gazpacho. When ready to serve, season with vinegar, salt, pepper and cilantro then garnish with bell pepper and avocado. Without the herbs, gazpacho can be refrigerated overnight. Thanks, Martha!
No matter which way or ways you decide to eat them, celebrate the sweet, juicy flavor of peaches all throughout August. These are only a few of the options available, but the options for peach recipes are endless. Pick up peaches and the rest of the ingredients for these and other recipes at Livonia Glatt Market in LA on Pico Blvd.