Finding a perfectly ripe peach can be a challenge in a modern grocery store. Hard as rocks, almost impossible to slice, these round objects that pass for peaches are often too green to eat. But wait! Food 52’s Genius Recipes has a groundbreaking green peach salad recipe that makes a virtue of even the hardest, most unappealing peaches. It couldn’t be easier, with a half dozen ingredients (including peaches) which you probably already have in your kitchen. Let the salad get nice and cold before serving, but prep and serve the same day; the peaches will start to get mushy overnight.
Green Peach Salad
Adapted from Genius Recipes by Food 52
Prep time: 15 minutes
- 2 ½ pounds unripe peaches, peeled and sliced into segments
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of fresh mint, finely chopped
- Mix the peaches with the sugar and salt.
- Allow to sit for 10 minutes before adding pepper, oil, and mint.
- Refrigerate for a few hours to make them really cold – or alternatively, serve immediately at room temperature. (I love the cold version, myself.)