The peach, that aromatic, Georgia-grown, nectar-bomb of goodness, is in season, and all is right with the world.
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Cameron Thompson, the chef at Decatur restaurant Farm Burger, will be demonstrating this sweet and spicy peach salad at Sunday’s Grant Park Peach Jam event.
Farm Burger Peach Salad
4 ea Georgia Peaches (sliced)
2 large mint leaves julienne
3 tbs toasted pecans
1 tbs crumbled feta cheese
2 tbs Ancho chili dressing
Coat peaches in the dressing. Pile peaches in a small bowl. Top peaches with mint, pecans and feta cheese.
1 cup sugar
4 each toasted ancho peppers
1 T Dijon mustard
2 cups rice wine vinegar
2 cups water
2 cups vegetable oil
Place sugar and ancho chilies in a blender and blend until it forms a powder. Add mustard, rice wine vinegar and blend to form a paste. Slowly drizzle oil into mixture then slowly drizzle in water.
Peach salad - makes 4 servings
Per serving: 106 calories (percent of calories from fat, 49), 2 grams protein, 13 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 6 grams fat (1 gram saturated), 4 milligrams cholesterol, 28 milligrams sodium.
Ancho Dressing - makes approximately 6-1/2 cups
Per 2-tablespoon serving: 91 calories (percent of calories from fat, 81), trace protein, 4 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 8 grams fat (1 gram saturated), no cholesterol, 4 milligrams sodium.
Peach Jam 2013:Wednesday, 5-7 p.m, pig roast and a peach barbecue sauce competitition at the Decatur Farmer’s Market, 163 Clairemont Ave, at the corner of Commerce Drive and Church Street; Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m., cocktail competition at East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, 561 Flat Shoals Ave.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Peachapalooza at East Lake Farmer’s Mart, cooking competition featuring home cooks and their favorite peach pies, ice cream, chutneys, salsa and other dishes; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., cobbler competition, parade and games at the Grant Park Farmers Market, at the corner of Cherokee Avenue and Milledge Avenue. Events are free but tickets to taste food and drink at each event are available for sale. For information: www.farmatl.org/
Or call Corinne Coe at East Lake Farmers Market: 404-468-3632.