Nothing says Summer as much as this peach salad with fresh dill! Perfect for hot, sunny days, ready in no time, and full of seasonal goodness!
So we have been enjoying (rather unexpectedly!) some hot summer weather recently. Which I'm aware that it sounds almost like an oxymoron, considering we are talking about UK weather. But we had quite few really hot days lately, and salads were pretty much all that I ate.
And this peach salad with fresh dill, straight from my garden, has become one of my favourites lately. Because it's super easy, quick, and tastes delicious on a hot day, along with a glass of super cold Sauvignon. Also, I just want to mention that it's hard to call it a recipe, as it's literally just few ingredients thrown together, and drizzled with some balsamic vinegar. However, it's definitely worth to give it a go!
Fresh dill came straight from my garden, and I can't get enough of it! The smell of dill reminds me of home kitchen, and it's one of my absolute favourite herbs. Earlier this year, I have planted some seeds in the garden, and now, I can enjoy it in pretty much everything that I eat. Not to mention that now, with the gherkins season upon us, I'm almost out of it!
I really enjoy growing my own herbs, and watching them grow is strangely satisfying. But the absolute best part, is that homegrown herbs just taste and smell soooooo much better than their shop- bought versions (apart from the tiny Polish shop in my area, their dill is a killer!). They actually taste like herbs supposed to. Which is something I struggle with, when I buy them from the supermarket. So this year, I went with a basic rosemary, thyme, basil, mint and dill. And I can't wait to start using the rest of them in my kitchen!
As it goes for the peaches, you can also grill them, and serve them warm with the rest of the salad ingredients. Either way, you will have a refreshing, tasty salad, combining sweet and juicy peaches with peppery rocket flavours. Ideal, when you fancy light, quick, and healthy lunch or dinner this time of the year!
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Peach salad with fresh dill
- 1- 2 medium peaches
- 100 g wild rocket salad
- 1 small red onion
- 2-4 small breakfast radishes
- 2 teaspoon fresh dill (chopped)
- 2-4 small strawberries (optional)
- edible flowers for decorating (optional)
- balsamic vinegar to drizzle
- Cut peaches into half and slice them into wedges.
- Cut the red onion into very thin slices, and do the same with radishes and strawberries (if using).
- Mix all the ingredients together, top up with some cherries (if using) and more fresh dill. Decorate with some edible flowers, drizzle with balsamic vinegar. You can also sprinkle the salad with some sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.