(Fresh Peaches, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, & Basil)
This easy summer salad highlights fresh sweet peaches, crisp crunchy cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes. More Than Olives Basil Olive Oil, fresh chives, and basil bring a wonderful herb element to the salad.
- 4 Tablespoons More Than Olives Basil Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons More Than Olives White Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ Teaspoon Kosher or Sea Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 4 Fresh Ripe Peaches, sliced, large diced
- 1 English Cucumber, sliced
- 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- 2 Tablespoon Fresh Chives, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, slivered
Gently wash and dry the peaches. Cut each peach in half and remove the pit, then cut the halves into slices. Cut each slice into large cubes.
Cut the tips off each end of the cucumber and cut it in half lengthwise. Slice each half into ¼” slices, roughly. You can leave them like this or cut each slice in half again. The diameter of this kind of cucumber often varies and will determine how you want to cut them.
Wash the tomatoes and cut each cherry tomato in half.
To create the salad, begin with a large bowl. Add the More Than Olives Basil Olive Oil and More Than Olives White Balsamic Vinegar along with the salt and pepper. Give the ingredients a brisk whisk. Taste and adjust seasonings to your taste.
Add into the dressing the peaches, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Gently stir to coat. Let them marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature. Place in the refrigerator if you are serving later.
When you are ready to serve, give the salad another gentle stir. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the salad to a serving dish or individual bowls. Top with chives and basil and a light drizzle of the remaining dressing from the bowl. Serve immediately & Enjoy!
If you want to further enhance this salad, try adding 1 cup of baby arugula or baby spinach.
Or add a sprinkle of cheese on top, such as cubed fresh mozzarella, crumbled goat, feta or gorgonzola cheese, or torn pieces of burrata.