PEACHY KEEN

We are on the downhill slope towards the end of peach season, so I’ve been experimenting lots with this fruit. I have a pot of spicy red peppers going crazy and wanted to use them with peaches somehow.

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My sister-in-law, Anne, made a delicious salad for a recent family get-together that inspired me to pick the peppers, get some peaches and head to the kitchen. Here is my attempt at her creation.

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SPICY PEACH SALAD WITH CUCUMBERS

1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut in large dice
1 softball-sized peach, cut in bite sized pieces
1-2 hot fresh chiles, minced (use the amount based on your taste)
Juice of half a lime
1/2 teaspoon honey
pinch salt

Mix the cukes, peaches and chiles in a bowl. Drizzle with the lime juice, honey and salt and toss gently together to meld flavors. Set aside for 10 minutes then serve.

Yield: 2-3 servings

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PLEASE READ MORE ABOUT WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ON PEACHES IN A RECENT ARTICLE ON ZESTER DAILY:

http://zesterdaily.com/?p=49248

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