Today’s post is short and sweet – just like the recipe.

Just a few ingredients, and ready in less than 10 minutes. A delicious mix of sweet and savory, and a perfectly pretty accompaniment to any grilled protein.

peach basil and red onion salad


Peach, Basil and Red Onion Salad
adapted from Martha Stewart Living

peach basil and red onion salad

3 peaches, sliced 1/2″ thick
1/4 red onion,  thinly sliced
1/3 c. fresh basil leaves, cut in a “chiffonade” (I used this gorgeous purple basil but any variety will do)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 T. extra-virgin olive oil

coarse salt and pepper

Gently toss all ingredients in a serving bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper.


  1. Noelle on August 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Love your blog! The “to market posts” are darling. Love peaches and basil.

    • sherisilver on August 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes, peaches and basil are a “good thing”! 🙂

  2. Hotly Spiced on August 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I love the look of this salad. I can’t wait until we have peach season in Sydney xx

    • sherisilver on August 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      When IS that anyway – December???

  3. Lisa on August 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Sheri, this looks like a perfect summer salad! I’ve never tried peaches in combination with onions, but I have the feeling I would like it. A LOT! Your recipes always make me hungry! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • sherisilver on August 9, 2012 at 8:46 am

      This one’s a keeper – give it a try! xo

  4. Jannine on August 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Sheri I like your pictures a lot! got here from Gretchen’s new book party pic link. I am going to try this salad, I kept thinking about it all day yesterday.

    • sherisilver on August 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much! Oh, that salad – it’s a keeper! 🙂

  5. Cindy Kamm on August 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I made this salad last night and served it with grilled halibut and roasted veggies. It was divine. Loved it so much I had leftovers for lunch today and tossed in some sliced turkey. Thanks for a great summer recipe.

    • sherisilver on August 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Oh my god that dinner sounds delicious! So glad you enjoyed! 🙂

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