Make summer even sweeter with Georgia Peaches. Peaches are a perfect snack, and they’re much more than a delicious filling for cobblers, crisps and crumbles. Peaches are great for pizzas, salads, salsas, soups and even beverages. Their sweet mild flavor also complements main dishes like poultry, pork and seafood.
Here are 10 crowd-pleasing ways to put sweet Georgia Peaches on the menu:
Peaches make a delicious salsa that goes well with baked tortilla chips, fish tacos, on top of burgers, or with grilled pork or fish.
You can incorporate them into many beverages like smoothies, sangria, bellinis and refreshing iced tea and lemonade.
Savor summer all year long by making peach jam when fruit is in-season.
Put some pizzazz into your pizzas with peaches. Cut two fresh peaches into 1⁄2-inch wedges and grill peach wedges, flipping, until caramelized, about 2 minutes per side. They’re a perfect addition to pizza made with ham, mozzarella and basil.
Peach Pancakes and More
Add fresh peaches to muffins, quick breads, pancakes or waffles that are made with whole grains for an unexpected sweet surprise inside.
Fresh peaches partner well with other in-season fruit, like strawberries. Add them to fruit juices to create wholesome popsicles that children love.
Peach Salad Topper
Fresh or grilled, peaches can liven up summertime salads. They add succulent sweetness to beet salads, with arugula, spinach, field greens, and cheese.
Grilled Peach Dessert
Toss peach halves with a little bit of lemon juice, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and put them in foil and on a grill until they become tender and carmelized. Serve warm with Greek yogurt or frozen yogurt.
Summer Chilled Soup
Like tomatoes, fresh peaches can become a wonderful cold soup that’s enjoyed as a starter or even a dessert.
Peach Caprese Salad
Create a twist to the Italian classic by using fresh peaches instead of tomatoes.
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- 1 T. Champagne or white wine vinegar
- 1 T. Water
- 1 T. Honey
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ¼ Cup Olive Oil
- 2 T. Fresh Mint, chopped
- 2 (4-ounce) Balls Fresh, Water-Packed Mozzarella
- 4 Ripe Peaches, unpeeled, each cut into 8 wedges
- ½ Cup Fresh Basil Leaves
- To prepare dressing, combine lime juice, zest, vinegar, water, honey, and salt.
- Slowly whisk in olive oil and set aside.
- Cut cheese into 1-inch pieces and gently toss with peaches and basil leaves.
- Whisk mint into dressing and toss about 2 tablespoons (or more to taste) with salad. Season with freshly cracked pepper and serve.