Best Summer Recipe: Grilled Peach, Cucumber & Tomato Salad

If you could put summer in a bowl, this would be it

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This recipe couldn't get more "summer" if it tried—both in terms of what's in it (the season's ripest peaches, crunchiest cucumbers and tomatoes that require you to wear a bib) and how it's prepared (the grill and one bowl). It comes by way of Chopped champion and all-around food champion Lazarus Lynch's new cookbook Son of a Southern Chef, a glorious tome of all things Southern, Caribbean, colorful and delicious.

Reprinted from Son of a Southern Chef by arrangement with Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2019, Lazarus Lynch.

Grilled Peach, Cucumber & Tomato Salad
5 from 1 ratings
This easy, one-bowl salad is perfect for summer, and features peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes, basil and olive oil. It's perfect for weeknight grilling.
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to 6 servings
Total time: 15 minutes
  • 2 very ripe peaches, pitted and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ English cucumber, sliced on an angle (about 1 cup)
  • 8 ounces tricolor cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup torn fresh basil or mint leaves, or a mix
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Rub the peaches with the oil. Grill the peaches on their two cut sides, turning occasionally, until grill marks appear, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the peaches to a large bowl and toss with the cucumber, tomatoes, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.
Calories per Serving 50
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Total Sugars 5.6 g
Sodium 255.3 mg
Protein 1.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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