Tomato-Peach Salad with Feta and Cucumber

published Aug 13, 2023
summer
Tomato-Peach Salad with Feta and Cucumbers Recipe

This summer peach is as vibrant as can be thanks to juicy peach and tomato wedges, sliced cucumber, crumbed feta, and lots of fresh herbs.

Serves4-6

Prep15 minutes

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Credit: Kelli Foster

If you only toss together one salad this month, please let it be this one. This is a “stop what you’re doing and make a shopping list” kind of recipe. It’s the most vibrant celebration of summer I know, as it tastes joyfully of this fleeting season. 

Thick wedges of tomatoes and peaches combine with crumbled feta, crunchy cucumber slices, quick-pickled shallot, and lots of chopped fresh herbs in a tangy, honey-sweetened vinaigrette for a bowl that’s nothing short of showstopping.

Credit: Kelli Foster

Tomatoes and Peaches Are the Ultimate Summer Marriage

If you’ve never tried the combination of tomatoes and peaches, you’re in for a treat. The pair are surprisingly similar — both juicy and sweet-tart — and an unexpected match. They are the stars of this salad, so be sure to reach for the best of both you can find. If you’re having trouble sourcing great peaches, though, nectarines are a solid swap. 

Use whatever combination of tender herbs you have on hand here. My garden is currently overflowing with basil and parsley, but mint, cilantro, chives, or even tarragon can be used. It’s a winning summer lunch all on its own, but you can pair it with grilled chicken, fish, or steak for your dinner table.

Tomato-Peach Salad with Feta and Cucumbers Recipe

This summer peach is as vibrant as can be thanks to juicy peach and tomato wedges, sliced cucumber, crumbed feta, and lots of fresh herbs.

Prep time 15 minutes

Serves 4-6

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1

    medium shallot

  • 3 tablespoons

    red or white wine vinegar

  • 2

    large heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds total)

  • 2

    medium firm but ripe peaches (about 12 ounces total), preferably freestone

  • 1/2

    large English cucumber (about 8 ounces)

  • 1 packed cup

    fresh tender herb leaves, such as basil, mint, parsley, cilantro, or a combination

  • 4 ounces

    feta cheese

  • 3 tablespoons

    olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon

    honey

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    kosher salt, plus more as needed

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice 1 medium shallot (about 1/3 cup) and place in a large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar and toss to coat. Set aside to quick-pickle for about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, core and cut 2 large heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes into 1-inch-thick wedges. Halve and pit 2 medium peaches, then cut into 1-inch-thick wedges. Thinly slice 1/2 large cucumber crosswise into rounds. Coarsely chop 1 packed cup fresh herb leaves. Crumble 4 ounces feta cheese (about 1 cup).

  3. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to the bowl of quick-picked shallot and stir to combine. Add the tomatoes, peaches, and cucumber, and toss combine with the shallot and coat in the dressing. Add the herbs and feta and toss gently to combine. Taste and season with more kosher salt as needed.

Recipe Notes

Storage: This salad is best enjoyed within a few hours of serving, but leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 day.