Thursday, May 28, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Just peachy tomato salad

August is National Peach Month! Celebrate this sweet and local fruit with a simple salad.

Healthy family recipe: Just peachy tomato salad

August is National Peach Month!  Celebrate this sweet and local fruit with a simple salad.  We used ripe yet crisp peaches to help balance out the softness of the tomatoes and give the salad a sweet crunch. Balsamic vinegar adds tangy flavor without the calories so you can add less honey and salt.

At just 60 calories per 1 cup serving, this salad makes the perfect healthy side dish to any end of summer celebration.

Just Peachy Tomato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium peaches
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes
  • ½ cup sliced green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt (1/16 of a teaspoon)

Directions:

1. Remove pits from peaches and cut into thin slices. Slice tomatoes into slightly bigger wedges. Add peaches, tomatoes, and sliced green pepper to a medium sized bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the dressing. Using a whisk or fork, stir together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, pepper, and salt. Add dressing to the salad and mix well.

Serving size: 1 cup

Servings per recipe: 6

Adapted from myrecipes.com.


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