The Best Summer Peach Recipes

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The warm days of summer bring with them many delightful fruits, and one that steals the spotlight is the peach. Peach recipes are my favorite.

Bursting with juiciness and sweetness, peaches are the epitome of summer. From savory and sweet appetizers to refreshing salads to mouthwatering main dishes, incorporating peaches into your recipes is a surefire way to elevate your summer dining experience.

Skewers of peaches, tomato, basil and mozarella, with a balsamic glaze.

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Baked chicken breasts stuffed with peaches and goat cheese with a balsamic glaze.

I am excited to share my summer peach inspirations, explore their versatility and health benefits, and, of course, share my recipes that will make your taste buds dance with delight.

Summer peach recipes are exceptionally delicious due to a combination of factors that make this seasonal fruit truly shine during the warmer months.

Skewers of peaches, tomato, basil and mozarella, with a balsamic glaze.

Why I Love Peaches

Summer peaches are known for their luscious, juicy texture and naturally sweet taste. The warmth and sunshine of the summer months allow the peaches to fully ripen on the trees, resulting in a burst of sugary sweetness with every bite.

The balance of sweetness and acidity in peaches creates a harmonious flavor profile that is both refreshing and satisfying.

The aroma of ripe peaches is irresistible. As you bite into a juicy peach or use it in recipes, its fragrant scent fills the air, enhancing the overall sensory experience. The enticing aroma of fresh peaches adds an extra layer of pleasure and anticipation to any dish.

Grilled peach salad with arugula, goat cheese, candied pecans, and a balsamic vinagarette dressing.

Peaches lend themselves well to a wide range of culinary applications, making them incredibly versatile in recipes. They can be enjoyed raw as a standalone snack, incorporated into salads for a sweet and tangy twist, grilled to enhance their natural sweetness, or used in desserts to create delightful treats.

From savory dishes to sweet indulgences, peaches add depth and complexity to a variety of recipes.

Peaches have the unique ability to complement both sweet and savory ingredients. Their sweet flavor pairs well with tangy and creamy elements like balsamic glaze, goat cheese, and basil in savory dishes. In desserts, peaches can be paired with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, or combined with vanilla, caramel, or ice cream for a delightful treat.

Slicing a peach.

Alongside their delicious taste, peaches also offer nutritional benefits. They are a good source of vitamins A and C and dietary fiber.

Peaches also contain antioxidants that help support overall health and protect against cellular damage. Who knew, right?

Skewers of peaches, tomato, basil and mozarella, with a balsamic glaze.

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Summer Peach Recipes

Summer peaches are incredibly delicious due to the natural juiciness, sweetness, aroma, and versatility of this beloved fruit. Whether eaten fresh or incorporated into various dishes, peaches are a summer delight that captures the essence of the season and leaves a lasting impression on our taste buds.

Grilling two peach halves.

The Best Peach Recipes

Here are three peach recipes which include an appetizer, salad, and main course. They are all delicious.

These summer peach recipes showcase the versatility and deliciousness of this beloved fruit.

Whether you’re grilling peaches for a refreshing salad, combining them with basil and mozzarella for a delightful appetizer, or creating a delicious stuffed chicken, these recipes will elevate your summer dining experience and allow you to savor the vibrant flavors of this seasonal fruit.

Embrace the abundance of summer peaches and let their natural sweetness shine in these delectable recipes.

Yield: Serves 6

Peach and Basil Caprese Skewers

Skewers of peaches, tomato, basil and mozarella, with a balsamic glaze.

These Peach and Basil Caprese Skewers make a delightful and refreshing appetizer for your summer gatherings.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 ripe peaches, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves
  • 8-10 small mozzarella balls (bocconcini)
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling


  1. Thread a peach wedge, a cherry tomato, a basil leaf, and a mozzarella ball onto a skewer.
  2. Repeat the process until all the ingredients are used.
  3. Arrange the skewers on a serving platter.
  4. Drizzle the skewers with balsamic glaze just before serving.
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Peach Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Grilled peach salad with arugula, goat cheese, candied pecans, and a balsamic vinagarette dressing.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 6 cups fresh arugula
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you don't have a grill, you can use a grill pan or even a stovetop skillet.
  2. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. Brush the cut sides of the peaches with a little olive oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Place the peaches on the grill, cut side down. Grill for about 2-3 minutes until you get grill marks and the peaches are slightly softened. Flip the peaches over and grill for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the grill and let them cool slightly.
  4. Place 1/2 cup of pecans with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a skillet and stir over medium heat until the sugar is melted. Place on foil. When cooled, chop into smaller pieces
  5. In a large bowl, add the arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and toasted pecans. Toss gently to combine.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and black pepper until well combined. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  7. Cut the grilled peaches into wedges and add them to the salad bowl.
  8. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  9. Serve the grilled peach salad immediately and enjoy!


Optional variations:

  • Add some thinly sliced red onions or shallots for an extra kick of flavor.
  • Substitute the goat cheese with feta cheese or blue cheese for a different taste.
  • For added freshness, you can add some mint or basil leaves to the salad.

Note: Grilling the peaches brings out their natural sweetness and adds a smoky flavor to the salad. Make sure the peaches are ripe but firm for the best results.

Yield: Serves 6

Balsamic Peach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Baked chicken breasts stuffed with peaches and goat cheese with a balsamic glaze.

Enjoy this exquisite stuffed chicken recipe that combines the sweetness of fresh peaches, the creaminess of goat or Brie cheese, and the tangy notes of balsamic vinegar. It’s a gourmet dish that is sure to impress your guests and tantalize your taste buds!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese or Brie cheese
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, minced garlic, olive oil, dried thyme, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.

3. Butterfly the chicken breasts by slicing through the middle of each breast horizontally, but not all the way through, to create a pocket for stuffing.

4. Place the sliced peaches and crumbled goat cheese (or Brie cheese) inside the pocket of each chicken breast.

5. Secure the stuffed chicken breasts with toothpicks to keep the filling intact during cooking.

6. Place the stuffed chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them, making sure they are evenly coated. Cover the dish and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or preferably, up to 4 hours to allow the flavors to infuse.

7. Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the marinated stuffed chicken breasts and sear them for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they develop a golden-brown crust.

8. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

9. Remove the skillet from the oven and let the stuffed chicken rest for a couple of minutes before serving.

10. Garnish the Balsamic Peach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with fresh basil leaves.

11. Serve the stuffed chicken with a drizzle of the remaining balsamic marinade and a side of roasted vegetables or a light salad for a complete and delicious meal.

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  1. Leslie, I’m always happy when it’s peach season, and these recipes sound so good! Someone recently gave me The Peach Truck Cookbook. Looks like a keeper!🍑

    1. They are delish! Especially if you’re a peach fan ☺️ thanks for the book recommendation, I’ll have to check it out!

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