Summer Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad is a celebration of summer produce! This fresh and flavorful summer salad makes the perfect side to accompany your grilled main dish or for a light vegetarian lunch, celebrating farm stand fruit and veggies in season at their peak of freshness!

We had some friends share their Mac’s Pride Peaches with us from McLeod Farms, family owned and operated since 1916, located in McBee, South Carolina. Although Georgia’s nickname is “The Peach State”, South Carolina is the leader in peach production in the Southeast U.S.

These peaches were the ‘Big Red’ variety, available in mid-August, and were sweet and juicy as well as big and red, as their name implies!

In addition to fresh and flavorful, this salad is sweet and savory, topped with salty feta cheese, fresh basil and served with a Honey Vinaigrette. This salad is best eaten and served immediately, since peaches begin to soften soon after cutting. Cherokee Purple is our ‘go-to’ favorite summer variety/ heirloom tomato and already starting to dwindle at our local farmers’ market, but use the tomatoes of your choice. Toss the ingredients with the vinaigrette at the last-minute, since the tomatoes will mascerate and begin to release their juices from the vinegar. For best flavor, grill your corn slightly under or al dente, so the sweet kernels retain their crunch and texture when cut from the cob.

Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad with Honey Vinaigrette, adapted from Southern Living

Ingredients

2 tomatoes, cut into wedges

Handful of heirloom cherry tomatoes

1 – 2 peaches, diced

1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 small ears or 1 large ear)

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup Honey Vinaigrette

2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Basil leaves

Combine tomatoes, peaches,and corn in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with salt. Drizzle with Honey Vinaigrette, and toss to coat. Divide salad among 4 plates, or serve on large platter. Top with feta, and sprinkle with black pepper and basil leaves.

Honey Vinaigrette

Ingredients

1/2 cup canola or *olive oil

1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons minced red onion or shallot

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar. Cover with lid, and shake until blended. Use immediately, or chill until ready to use.

*Olive oil becomes cloudy and solidifies when refrigerated. If making vinaigrette ahead, remove from fridge to warm up to restore consistency before using.

You can find a printable recipe, HERE.

Find more recipes to enjoy those fresh, summer peaches, here.

“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”

~Henry David Thoreau

Hope you’re savoring the flavors of summer!

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  21 comments for “Summer Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

  1. Karen Wright
    August 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Ummmmm, Yummy to the Tummy!!! 🍑🍅. Peaches are my fav! Love the recipe! Will Enjoy!!! Happy Saturday, Mary!!!

  2. August 19, 2017 at 7:48 am

    The pictures look lovely! Not a fan of peaches though, so not sure sure I’d eat it.

  3. Diane
    August 19, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I live in Georgia,but there is no peach better than Macs Pride,they are the best 🍑🍑🍑🍑

  4. August 19, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Beautiful salad! Love the Vinagrett recipe too!!🍅🍑🥗🍅🍑🥗

  5. Diane D.
    August 19, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Hi Thanks sooo much for the recipe, just love peaches! Anxious to try!

  6. August 19, 2017 at 9:03 am

    We grew Cherokee Purple tomatoes last year, and had great success. This year we grew a different variety and it was a mistake. Thanks for posting the vinaigrette recipe. I never purchase salad dressing, and I’ll try this one although I don’t have any white balsamic vinegar. I’ll pick some up today.

    Nice post, Mary! Your salad looks so, so good!

  7. August 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

    What a delightful mix of flavors! A delightful summer salad with a delicious vinaigrette dressing! I love the color this will add to the table, too!

  8. August 19, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I don’t eat tomatoes, but this does look yummy. I’ve enjoyed mango salsa this summer, and don’t usually like mangos. Perhaps I should give this a try. Forwarding the recipe to my chef. ;-)

  9. Debbie
    August 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Looks so fresh and yummy! All the different kinds of tomatoes looks incredible. I’ll leave the onion out of the dressing tho.

  10. Rattlebridge Farm
    August 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    A great flavor combination–and so healthy. It kills me that I can’t eat 🍅 anymore, but I still add them for others. Love the artful styling with the dish towel, forks, and the luscious produce. 🥗🌽🍽

  11. Paula
    August 19, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    ~Mary~
    Beautiful salad, looks very yummy !!!

    Paula
    IN

  12. Cynthia Raines
    August 19, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Very pretty salad, Mary – looks tasty, too! We just finished our peaches and boy were they good, they didn’t have a lot of fuzz and I liked that. Will have to get some more.

  13. August 20, 2017 at 8:44 am

    What a luscious summer salad Mary! I am already depressed about the fact that all my favorite produce is soon to be out of season 🌽 🍑 Your bright salad will be great for eclipse watching tomorrow, you really are right in the path!
    Jenna

  14. August 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    What a taste of summer’s best! It is a beautiful presentation of color and what is better than juicy peaches, sun-ripened tomatoes, and sweet corn. Our peaches were not good this year, the late freeze got them!

  15. August 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I must try this salad. I love the flavors it must bring. The perfect Summer Salad indeed!!! Pinned away!

  16. Madonna
    August 21, 2017 at 11:41 am

    You always have such good things to eat.

  17. Linda
    August 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Wonderful recipe. Served it at our eclipse party! Was a big hit…thank you.

    • August 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks for letting me know Linda! Glad it was a hit 🍴🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔

  18. Brenda
    August 22, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I can’t wait to try that dressing recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Aquitelife
    August 22, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    You make me see how color starved I am!

  20. August 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I will definitely try this salad Mary! I also pinned it, as I want to save AND share it!

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