Summer is just the best. Such a boring thing to say, I know, but isn’t it though? So in a fit of experimental laziness, I combined my favorite things about summer (stone fruit, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh herbs) in a bowl and called it a day. The result? sweet, earthy, tart goodness. The tomatoes have enough sweetness to not get overwhelmed by the fruit, and the herbs add a refreshing kick to the whole thing. It’s pure summer, and a really interesting twist on a boring fruit salad.
For 2 – 4
1 large yellow peach
1 heirloom tomato (I used the pineapple variety for their color and flavor)
1 cup cherries, halved and pitter
2 tablespoons basil, chiffonade (rolled up and chopped into ribbons)
2 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon mint, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Slice up the peach into thin slices, roughly cube the tomato into one inch chunks, and combine with the cherries in a bowl. Add the herbs. In a small lidded container or with a whisk, combine the lime juice, agave nectar, olive oil, salt and pepper until mixed together. Pour over the herbs and fruit and combine to dress. Enjoy!