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Fresh Summer Peach Salad

Fresh Summer Peach Salad 6.000

Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post

Jul 11, 2019

Thai basil, Thai chiles, crushed peanuts and fresh mint spark this savory, refreshing salad.

6 - 8

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Tested size: 6-8 servings

  • 1 Thai chile pepper, minced (seeded if desired)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 pound peeled seedless watermelon, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks (about 3 cups)
  • Flesh of 1 ripe mango, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks (about 1 cup)
  • 2 medium peaches, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks or thin wedges (about 2 cups)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup fresh Thai basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped, dry-roasted unsalted peanuts, for garnish

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Whisk together the chile pepper, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, oil, brown sugar and shallot in a large mixing bowl until combined. Reserve 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette separately.

Add the watermelon, mango, peaches, cucumber, Thai basil and mint to the bowl with most of the dressing; gently toss to coat. Scatter the peanuts over the surface of the salad and serve right away along with the reserved dressing.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from “The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach,” by Jessica N. Rose and Stephen K. Rose (Scribner, 2019).

Tested by Antonia Balazs.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 8): 80

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 2g 3%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 300mg 12%

Total Carbohydrates: 17g 6%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 13g

Protein: 1g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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