I forgot how good peaches were, and then I made this Peach-Basil Salad and now I might eat them everyday.
I came into some peaches the other day (leftovers from a food photo shoot at work) and I was all like, “Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free.”
(Oh, don’t roll your eyes, YOU KNOW IT HAD TO BE SAID.)
In addition to the peaches, there was also ham and mixed greens, and I thought they might work nicely together as a simple salad. And even though this is more of a throw-together not-recipe, the peaches just looked so pretty that I had to take a picture or two.
There’s nothing exceptionally pretty about ham, unfortunately. If I were to make this salad again, I’d go a little fancier and saltier (and more photogenic) with some prosciutto or jamon serrano instead of the regular ham.
But the regular jamon cost zero dollars today, so regular jamon wins.
- a couple handfuls mixed greens
- one peach, sliced
- a couple slices of ham or prosciutto
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- fresh basil, chopped
- In a bowl, mix up a bit of lemon juice and olive oil with a fork so it emulsifies. Toss greens with the dressing, top with sliced peaches, ham, salt, pepper and fresh basil to taste. EAT.
- I don't have exact amounts for a couple of reasons. One, because it's so easy I didn't keep track. And two, because I feel like everybody likes their salads dressed a little differently. You might like more dressing than I do, or less lemon juice.
How do you like to eat your millions of peaches?