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Aug 17, 2012
08:54 AM

Peach Recipes for Drinks, Meals, Snacks and More

These six simply delectable and delicious dishes feature the summertime fruit in many forms. Try something new in the kitchen with the kids.

August is National Peach Month. What better way to celebrate than by trying new peach dishes with your family? Did you know there are hundreds of kinds of peaches? California alone has over 200 types of peaches (not to mention 175 different varieties of nectarines). Peaches also have a good amount of vitamins C, A and B. With no fat and only 37 calories each, you'll be sure to enjoy these interesting recipes (with no regrets) showcasing the taste and versatility of the most "summery" of fruits – the peach!

 

Pancetta-Wrapped Peaches

This sweet and salty peach appetizer is sure to please everyone's taste buds at your end-of-the-season BBQs and parties. Made with only four ingredients – peaches, pancetta, basil and balsamic vinegar – this quick and easy recipe from Yum Sugar seems too simple to be true. But start off with this appetizer and your family and guests will be left with their mouths watering for more!

 

Peach Caprese Salad

In a twist on a classic, substitute fresh tomatoes with juicy succulent peaches. Peaches in a salad? This concept might seem odd at first, but the sweetness and acidity in the balsamic vinegar and peaches mixes well with the mozzarella. This recipe from Serious Eats omits vinegar and suggests drizzling the salad with fruity olive oil, salt and pepper for a more tasteful balance.

 

Peach Smoothie

This refreshing summer drink is perfect any time of the day. Start your day off with a smoothie or end it on a sweet note; either way, this recipe from Taste of Home magazine will freshen your perspective of peach drinks.

 

French Toast with Peaches

Fresh from the Peach Depot, try a dish that's perfect for breakfast or brunch. Revitalize this popular breakfast food with homemade fruit sauces and toppings, and you'll never look at French toast the same again.

 

Chilled Peach Soup

Certainly not your typical soup! Served chilled and made fresh with summer ingredients like orange juice, honey and mint sprigs, this recipe from Whole Foods Market will be a perfect addition to your repertoire of summer food dishes.

 

Summer Peach Ice Cream

This cool peach dessert hits the spot when it's just too hot to bake. From MyRecipes.com, this offering will ease any sweet tooth hankerings. It's the perfect summer treat!

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