Whether you’re going peach picking with the family or stocking up at the grocery store, yellow and white peaches are abundant this time of year. While a tasty snack all on their own, peaches can also add a dose of juicy sweetness to a variety of dishes, from appetizers to desserts. The stone fruit is especially juicy and sweet during the height of its peak harvest season, from late spring to late summer. In honor of National Peach Month, we’ve gathered up our favorite ways to enjoy the beta-carotene and vitamin-C rich fruit.
Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza
Revamp pizza night with this tasty Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza from Cooking Classy, a recipe that’s super simple but looks impressive — and is perfect for last-minute dinner parties or a quick family meal. Balsamic vinegar draws out the sweetness in the fresh peaches while ricotta cheese, a good source of protein, offers a light and mild flavor and a soft texture.
White Peach and Asparagus Salad
Delicate white peaches are less acidic than yellow peaches and are always sweet, no matter the firmness. This makes them ideal for summer salads like this White Peach and Asparagus Salad from The Year in Food. Toss your favorite mixed greens with a balsamic vinaigrette, sautéed asparagus, feta cheese, and almonds, and top with white peach slices for a laid-back meal any day of the week.
Summer Tomato and Peach Salad
Another delicious way to mix up your salads for the warmer months, this Summer Tomato and Peach Salad from Two Moms in the Raw provides a unique combination of flavors that is sure to impress your taste buds. Pickled onion adds a tangy-sweet complexity that’s enhanced by the mustard and apple cider vinegar dressing. Finish it off with fresh herbs like basil and tarragon, and add crunchy walnuts for an additional boost of flavor.
5-Minute Healthy Peach Frozen Yogurt
If you’re craving ice cream, try this quick 5-Minute Healthy Peach Frozen Yogurt. The recipe calls for frozen fruit, so you’ll need to blanch, peel, and freeze a batch of de-pitted peach slices for a few hours or overnight. Peaches will stay good in the freezer for months, so stock up on them now while they’re in-season and you can continue to make the recipe when they become scarcer during the fall. The frozen yogurt can also be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month, so make a large batch and have it on hand when your sweet tooth hits!
Strawberry Peach Crisp
A peachy-keen dessert doesn’t have to be loaded with added sugar to be mouthwatering and delicious. This Strawberry Peach Crisp from Superfood Snacks relies on fresh peaches and strawberries for sweetness, while toasted rolled oats offer a satisfying crunch. The dried goldenberries in this version also boost its sweet factor; if you can’t find them, you can substitute with golden raisins or currants.