Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad

This light salad is easy to prepare and makes a delightfully fresh starter. Sweet peaches pair perfectly with the acidic profile of tomatoes. Fresh basil adds the herbaceous notes and soft goat cheese brings a mellow counterpoint. A honey balsamic dressing brings it all together.

By Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Serves 6
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  • 2 tablespoons light honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large, white peaches, cut up
  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes (I used three different varieties), cut up
  • 4 large basil leaves, cut to chiffonade
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese, broken up

Whisk together the honey and balsamic to make the dressing.

Combine the peaches, tomatoes and basil in a large serving bowl. Drizzle on the dressing. Top with goat cheese and serve.