There are so many things to love about summer…the warm weather…lazy days by the pool…sleeping in and staying up late…and all of the incredible seasonal produce available during the warmest months of the season. It’s Stone Fruit season, and after biting into a perfectly ripe peach, I decided I needed to pick up a few pounds of them while they’re still abundant in-stores.
Last Summer, I spent some time in Central California learning about how peaches are grown, harvested, and packed for arrival in stores across the country. From my time with Mountain View Fruit, I gleaned some insight and incredible appreciation for the work our farmers do to ensure we have the most beautiful, delicious fruit available and ready to eat upon purchase.
Stone fruit simply refers to any fruit containing a pit inside such as peaches, pluots, plums, and apricots. Each fruit is unique and delicious, but my favorite stone fruit has always been peaches. Traditionally, I’ve used peaches in sweet dishes like Grilled Peach Cobbler, but given it’s versatility, I decided to make a savory summer dish. If you’re hosting a party or simply need a quick dish to bring to a potluck, this Peach Bruschetta Recipe is easy to create, looks beautiful, and tastes delicious.
- 2 ripe peaches peeled and diced
- 1/2 large Heirloom Tomato diced
- 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper diced
- 1/4 Onion diced
- 2 Tablespoons of Cilantro diced
- 4 ounces of Goat Cheese
- 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons of Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 French Baguette sliced
Combine peaches, tomato, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar and set aside
Spread a layer of goat cheese on each slice of bread
Top with Peach mixture
This Peach and Goat Cheese Bruschetta Recipe includes goat cheese and a few of my favorite colorful fruits and vegetables. What I love about Bruschetta is that you can vary it depending on your palate and what fruits and veggies you have on hand. Color is the key to making this dish look beautiful, particularly if you are serving it at a Summer party so be sure to look for varied fruits and veggies like Heirloom Tomatoes, Orange or Red Bell Peppers, and your favorite herb.
I love cilantro in this dish, which paired nicely with the Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar I picked up at a local market that specializes in Olive Oil and Vinegars. However, if you prefer a sweeter version, you can easily omit the olive oil and vinegar in the recipe and add a touch of sugar and lemon or lime juice and some fresh basil.
Stone fruit season traditionally lasts through October so you still have plenty of time to pick up peaches, plums, apricots, and pluots which are fresh and ripe at your local Walmart store. And with Walmart’s 100% Freshness Guarantee, you can always bring your receipt to your local store if you are not satisfied with your purchase.
Need even more recipe inspiration? Check out these awesome stone fruit recipes from my fellow Walmart Moms!
- Grilled Peaches With Vanilla Brown Sugar Syrup
- Broiled Peach Tarts
- Black Plum and Goat Cheese Strudel
- Roasted Plum & Cinnamon Ice Cream
- Summer Peach Coffee Cake
- Old Fashion Peach Cobbler
- Homemade Peach Cobbler Ice Cream
- Easy Grilled Peaches
- Nectarine Greek Yogurt