Texas peaches are so good this summer that I’m eager to include them in as many meals as possible. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, I can’t think of anything that a peach can’t improve. I hope your local peach crop is as good as ours this year. For the scoop on selecting and storing late-season peaches and nectarines, check out our produce expert’s tips opens in a new tab. Here are some ideas on how to ramp up your peach consumption, starting with: Breakfast
Add peaches to your morning smoothie, such as a Get Your Greens Smoothie opens in a new tab.
Or spoon chopped peaches over Overnight Oatmeal opens in a new tab.
Peaches make an excellent topping for French Toast. Try Sprouted French Toast with Peaches and Cashews opens in a new tab.
Salads, Salsas and a Soup
Add peaches to a green salad and use some in the dressing as well. Check out Summer Salad with Peach-Walnut Dressing opens in a new tab to get started.
Include peaches in summer fruit salads, along with chopped mint.
Arugula Salad with Peaches, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese opens in a new tab is a terrific combo of tangy, sweet and savory flavors.
If you’ve never had peach salsa, you’re missing out! Make a batch of homemade Fresh Salsa opens in a new tab and see our tip on subbing peaches for the tomatoes.
Peach and Cucumber Salsa opens in a new tab is a great fresh condiment for simple grilled fish or chicken.
Enjoy Chilled Peach Soup opens in a new tab as a starter, palate cleanser or dessert.
The next time you make kabobs, add some peaches to the mix. Here’s an idea for Spicy Peach and Chicken Kabobs opens in a new tab.
Make a quick grilled peach salsa to go with grilled chicken in Chicken with Grilled Peach and Chipotle Salsa opens in a new tab.
For a hearty main course salad, consider Grilled Chicken Salad with Peach-Pecan Vinaigrette opens in a new tab.
Quick pickled peaches make a wonderful partner paired with pork. For the details, check out Grilled Pork Burgers with Savory Pickled Peaches opens in a new tab.
Blackberry and Peach Buttermilk Cobbler opens in a new tab, a top-rated recipe on our site, features summer fruits baked in a buttermilk batter.
Stay cool with homemade Peach-Mango Ice Pops opens in a new tab.
Serve Glazed Grilled Peaches opens in a new tab with vanilla ice cream after a grilling feast.
If you like baking, Rustic Peach Tart opens in a new tab is a fun recipe to prepare.
Pitchers of Peach-Berry Iced Tea opens in a new tab will be a hit at your next picnic.
And so will pitchers of Sangria opens in a new tab!
How are you enjoying your peaches this summer? Let us know in the comments section below!