Sweet and Savory Southern Peach Salad

Article written and reviewed by Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM
Published September 17, 2018

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Late summer is the perfect time to enjoy tree-ripened peaches, juicy heirloom tomatoes, and fresh corn-on-the-cob. This salad brings it all together for a flavor combination that satisfies even the pickiest palate. Recipe by Jamie Koonce from drjamiekoonce.com. Photo by Jose Tejero from reversingT2D.com.

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Yields1 ServingCategory, ,
Prep Time5 mins

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 2 peaches
 2 big, juicy tomatoes
 ½ small purple onion
 1 medium corn-on-the-cob, raw
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 1 tsp black pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)
 4 fresh basil leaves (optional)

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1

Slice the raw corn kernels off the corn-on-the-cob and place in a bowl.

2

Stir 1 tbsp nutritional yeast into the corn.

3

Slice the peaches, tomatoes, and onion.

4

In a large plate or bowl, place the sliced peaches, tomatoes, and onion on top of the corn.

5

Top with 1 tbsp nutritional yeast and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

6

Optional: Add other savory fruits, such as sliced cucumbers, zucchini, or bell pepper. Spice it up with black pepper or cayenne.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 full recipe

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%
Total Carbohydrate 72g24%
Dietary Fiber 14g57%
Protein 16g32%

Vitamin C 130%
Iron 17%
Folate 104%
Vitamin B12 80%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Ingredients

 2 peaches
 2 big, juicy tomatoes
 ½ small purple onion
 1 medium corn-on-the-cob, raw
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 1 tsp black pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)
 4 fresh basil leaves (optional)

Directions

1

Slice the raw corn kernels off the corn-on-the-cob and place in a bowl.

2

Stir 1 tbsp nutritional yeast into the corn.

3

Slice the peaches, tomatoes, and onion.

4

In a large plate or bowl, place the sliced peaches, tomatoes, and onion on top of the corn.

5

Top with 1 tbsp nutritional yeast and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

6

Optional: Add other savory fruits, such as sliced cucumbers, zucchini, or bell pepper. Spice it up with black pepper or cayenne.

Sweet and Savory Southern Peach Salad

About the author 

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the Digital Content Manager at Mastering Diabetes. She holds a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Anthropology from Hendrix College, and Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell. Jamie has been enjoying a plant-based lifestyle since 1999. In addition to writing at Mastering Diabetes, she teaches continuing education courses to other health professionals on the science behind a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle for specific medical conditions.