Spicy Peach and Watermelon Salad over Fresh Tomatoes

Recipe for Spicy Peach and Watermelon Salad served over fresh tomatoes

I love summer produce! The fruits are sweet and the veggies... yum! After picking up 25 pounds of peaches at our local food co-op, I was on the hunt for innovative ways to eat them (because as much as I would have liked, peach cobbler was not an acceptable choice for each of my 3 daily meals). I came across a recipe for peach and watermelon salsa served over tomatoes, and I was intrigued. So I got to work, tweaked it a little, and came up with a quite yummy recipe: Spicy Peach and Watermelon Salad over Fresh Tomatoes. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Here's how it goes (if you want to skip to the recipe, just scroll down!):

First, in a medium to large bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon lime zest, 1/4 cup lime juice, and about 1/2 cup of your favorite fruity jalepeno jelly. I used Raspberry Jalapeno jelly, and it turned out delicious.

Spicy Peach and Watermelon Salad Recipe

Prepare all of your fruit...

Cube 1/2 small watermelon. TIP: Cut your watermelon half into two slices. With rind still on, cut slices through the watermelon both parallel and perpendicular to your body, making about 1" x 1" squares. Then, run your knife between the rind and the flesh to cut off the rind, leaving cubed pieces! Perfect!

Great Tip on Cutting Watermelon into Cubes the Quick and Easy Way

Peel, pit, and cube 3 peaches.  If you read my recent recipe post on the Mini Pavlova with Peaches and Blueberry Sauce, I shared this little tid bit on peeling peaches:

How to Peel a Peach

Next, add your watermelon, peaches, and just a smidge (less than 1/4 cup) shredded basil to your pepper jelly mix.  Toss to coat well.

Slice a ripe organic vine-ripened tomato and put slices in a small bowl or cup.  Add your spicy peach and watermelon salad over your tomatoes.  Garnish with a sprig of basil for presentation.

Spicy Peach and Watermelon Salad served over fresh Tomatoes Spicy Peach and Watermelon Salad served over fresh Tomatoes Spicy Peach and Watermelon Salad served over fresh Tomatoes

She's a beauty, ain't she?

Now, to summarize, here's the full recipe:

Spicy Peach and Watermelon Salad over Fresh Tomatoes
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Tasha @ Thirty-one:10
Prep time:
Total time:
This unique salad combines sweet fruits, tangy citrus, and spicy jelly with the natural tartness of a ripe tomato, producing a fresh and flavorful salad option beautiful enough for a fancy dinner yet easy enough for a night with the family. Peaches, Watermelon, Lime Juice, Pepper Jelly, Basil, and Tomatoes are a perfect combination!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup spicy fruit and pepper jelly (ie Raspberry Jalapeno Jelly)
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup peeled, pitted, and cubed peaches
  • <1/4 cup shredded basil, fresh
  • 3-5 vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced into bite size pieces
Instructions
  1. Mix together hot fruit and pepper jelly, lime zest, and lime juice.
  2. Add in watermelon, peaches, and basil. Toss well to coat.
  3. Put tomatoes in bottom of small bowl or cup. Top with Spicy Peach and Watermelon salad mix.
  4. Enjoy!

 

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