My husband is originally from Colorado. Near his hometown they hold the Palisade Peach Festival every year. Somehow we have never visited during the festival. Maybe it has something to do with the August heat and my in-laws not having air conditioning. I almost want to brave the heat, because I love peaches. Love them!
This is my favorite summer salad recipe. A distant but close cousin made it for us during a visit once. Some friends brought us a big box of peaches from their tree last week, so of course I made this salad. I took a picture to show it to you, but…it kinda looked like puke.
I promise it is super yummy!
Carma’s Peachy Salad
1/3 c – mayo (go ahead and use something super healthy like greek yogurt if you need to)
2 T – milk
1/2 t – salt
1/4 t – pepper
1/2 t – dried tarragon (or 1t fresh)
2 1/2 c – cubed cooked chicken (if I cook it I season it with tarragon, too, but those roasted grocery store chickens work well)
1 c – red, seedless grapes cut in half
1 c – frozen peas
2 lg – peaches, peeled & cubed (I use more)
1 c – pecans halved (I chop mine up a bit)
If you want to be really super, uber healthy then you can serve it in a bowl lined with lettuce. Since I have diabetes I am trying to cut back on my carbs or eat more carbs from fruits instead of grains. This helps me do that easily! And…and there is no cheese in it. Every other salad I love has some sort of cheese in it. Cheese = fat.
I’m looking for a movie clip to share with you tomorrow (something to look forward to)…
Wish me luck!