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Recipe: Tomato and Peach Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese

by Jessie Beyer - Friday, July 26, 2019

We love foods that are fresh from the garden (or farmer’s market). Here is a great summer salad that is super quick to prepare but looks and tastes like it’s straight out of a Michelin-rated kitchen!

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard, preferably Maille brand
½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest, plus 2 teaspoons juice
Kosher salt and black pepper
¼ small red onion, very thinly sliced
4 ounces soft goat cheese or feta
6 tablespoons heavy cream
2 large heirloom tomatoes (about 14 ounces total), cored and cut into 1-inch wedges
2 medium peaches (about 12 ounces), halved, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1 packed cup watercress (optional)

Instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, mustard and lemon juice. Season generously with salt and pepper, stir in the red onion and set aside.

Step 2
Crumble the goat cheese into the bowl of a food processor and whip until creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and lemon zest and whip just until fluffy, about 1 minute, scraping the bowl as needed. Season to taste with salt.

Step 3
Spread the whipped goat cheese on a large serving platter or in shallow bowl, distributing it evenly using the back of a spoon. Add the tomato wedges, peach wedges and watercress to the dressing and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place on top of the whipped goat cheese and serve immediately.

 

Recipe courtesy of the New York Times

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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