3 PEACH RECIPES TO TRY THIS SUMMER

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When the days get warm and the air gets heavy, peaches come into season, and there’s nothing quite like enjoying the dripping, sweet, juicy fruit of summer—peaches. If you live in one of the many Atlanta apartments, you’ll find that peaches are abundant in Georgia during the summer, making them a great addition to your meals. From delicious peach desserts that tempt your sweet tooth to savory salads that feature juicy peaches, there are hundreds of ways to incorporate this fruit into your summer diet.

MOZZARELLA, BASIL AND PEACH SIDE SALAD
Whip up this delicious side salad for a refreshing and surprising addition to any meal.

What you’ll need:

3 peaches, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of basil leaves, fresh and torn
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
2 teaspoons of olive oil
8 ounces of fresh mozzarella cut into one-inch pieces
How to make it:

Combine mozzarella, basil and peaches in a large bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and salt and drizzle with olive oil, tossing to coat. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate if you prefer to serve it cold.

REFRESHING PEACH SALSA
Make your salsa a bit sweeter with this peach salsa recipe. It’s perfect for parties, barbecues, and warm summer nights with the family.

What you’ll need:

2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
4 peaches, pitted and peeled
1 teaspoon of lime juice
1/2 cup of cilantro leaves, fresh
2 large tomatoes, seeded and cut into wedges
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 sweet onion, cut in wedges
4 teaspoons of cider vinegar
2 cans of chopped green chilies (4 oz)
Tortilla chips
How to make it:

Place peaches, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and garlic in a food processor, pulsing until chopped coarsely. Add the rest of the ingredients (except tortilla chips), continuing to pulse until ingredients are blended. Place in a serving bowl and chill until ready to serve.

RASPBERRY PEACH PARFAITS
When the weather turns hot, this fruity dessert is a perfect way to use peaches. It looks elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but it only has a few ingredients and takes just a few minutes to prepare.

What you’ll need:

2 tablespoons of sugar
1 pint of vanilla ice cream
2 peaches, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups of raspberries
How to make it:

Combine sugar, lemon juice, raspberries, and peaches in a large bowl. Allow the fruit to sit for 20 minutes, tossing only once. Place scoops of ice cream into glasses or bowls. Top with the peach and raspberry mixture. Serve immediately.

Even if you’re short on time, it’s easy to whip up summer peach recipes to please friends and family. Call us today to find out which floor plans we currently have available at our apartments in Atlanta.

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