Peaches and Tomatoes: A Seasonal Love Story

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Pairing tomatoes with fruit isn’t such a strange idea but no fruit partners up with the acidic flavors of tomato as well as peaches. So in honor of this seasonal love story we’re sharing our favorite recipes that showcase these lovebirds.

This summery pot pie brings together peaches and tomatoes under one buttery, herb-laced crust. As the tomatoes and peaches cook, they create a savory-sweet filling that you can enjoy hot or at room temperature. While a fresh pairing of these two fruits is always a delight, warming them up brings a different perspective to this combination.

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Peaches and tomatoes do a sweet-and-savory tango in this Memphis-style BBQ sauce. The tomatoes come in the form of paste, which means their flavor is super concentrated and even sweet once cooked. To ensure this recipe doesn’t skew too sweet, pomegranate is added to deliver a much-needed punch of tartness. Try this sauce on grilled pork, chicken, or tofu kebabs.

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As is, this recipe calls for red pepper, but tomatoes could easily be subbed in with spectacular results. In fact, a peach and tomato salsa is pretty common. A quick search on Pinterest turns up thousands of recipes. Go with plum tomatoes when making this salsa and be sure to scoop out all that extra pulp and jelly, as it can water out a salsa quickly and throw off the flavor.

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