Cool Down with Summer Peach Recipes
posted on July 15th, 2016 by John Savidan
Let’s face it, the warmest days of summer are here and we can all use some fresh ideas for keeping cool, especially when it comes to our favorite summer eats and drinks. While eating our favorite summer fruits straight from the hand is an easy no-heat snack, there are many other ways to enjoy your summer fruit while cooling down a couple degrees at the same time. Here are our go-to recipes for cooling down this summer with sweet peaches:
Peach Iced Tea Pops
Drop whole wedges of sweet peach in your favorite iced tea mix and freeze for a delicious frozen treat. In need of frozen treat molds? Visit our Housewares Department for a variety of fun shapes and sizes. Want to make some frozen treats for the kids? In place of iced tea, try fruit juice or fruit puree for a kid-friendly version. You can also make a very grown up version by adding a splash of your favorite spirit or liqueur, such as vodka or Grand Marnier. Super simple, sweet, and chilly.
Peach, Prosciutto, and Bocconcini Bites
We like this one as a no-fuss afternoon or pre-dinner snack. Again, very simple in that you can skewer layers of sweet yellow or white peach, a curl of fresh cut prosciutto from our Deli, and mini bocconcini for bite-sized treats. The sweetness in the peach pairs nicely with the salty cured prosciutto and the creamy mellowness of the bocconcini.
Shrimp Salad Lettuce Cups
No cooking required on this one! We mixed our kettle-cooked shrimp from our seafood department, diced peaches, avocado, and corn in a fresh cilantro dressing (recipe below), then scooped a large spoonful on top of butter lettuce leaves. Top with chunked cotija cheese and fresh chopped cilantro. You can enjoy these salad lettuce cups by hand or with a knife and fork.
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 small garlic clove, minced
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.