This basil and peach salad recipe is a lovely marriage of fragrant basil and yellow peaches dressed in a refreshing honey lemon vinaigrette!
- 2 bunches fresh basil
- 4 yellow peaches
- 1 small purple onion sliced
- 1 oz honey Goat cheese optional
Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
- 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice or white Peach Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp wild honey
- Pinch of sea salt
Pick the youngest most tender basil leaves and add them to a salad bowl.
Rinse and slice the peaches into wedges and add them to the bowl with the basil leaves. Sprinkle with the purple onion slices.
In a medium jar mix together the honey lemon vinaigrette ingredients. Shake together the olive oil, lemon juice and honey until combined. Season to your taste with a pinch of sea salt. Add more lemon juice or honey If preferred until your taste buds are happy.
Pour some of the honey lemon vinaigrette over the basil peach salad and gently toss to coat.
Place the prosciutto di Parma on top of the peach salad and serve as is, or with some goat cheese crumbles on top.
If available you can use a white peach balsamic vinegar instead of the lemon juice. Makes for a really lovely alternative.