Summer Fest: Savory Stone Fruit


Peach Gnocchi from 101 Cookbooks

Summer Fest 2010We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out

I got a little peach-happy at the farmers’ market last weekend. They looked and smelled so amazing that I bought way more than I needed and couldn’t help but bite into one on the way home. There is really nothing like a fresh summer peach. But when you have so many at the peak of ripeness, what to do?

Instead of loading up on desserts, try incorporating fresh peaches into your dinner. Get inspired by this gorgeous Peach Gnocchi from 101 Cookbooks—just one successful example of peaches gone savory. If gnocchi from scratch is too time-intensive for your summer supper, we’ve got plenty more ideas…

Peach + Meat = A very happy marriage. Evidence:

Blue Kitchen’s Spicy Pork Chops with Balsamic Peaches:


Grilled Peach Salad with Steak from Kitchen 72:


For maximum versatility, make a savory peach condiment.

Peach-Mustard Compote from Food Network Magazine:


Peach-Lime Salsa from Rock Recipes:


Or use peaches in a fresh, simple summer salad.

The Kitchn’s Fresh Peach Salad with Mozzarella, Prosciutto and Mint:


Tomato Peach Salad from Food Network Magazine:


And even if you have peaches with dinner, we see nothing wrong with peach cobbler for dessert.

What’s your favorite savory peach recipe?

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