The summer grilling season is incomplete if you didn't try grilling peaches. This simple, juicy, and fleshy stone fruit is consumed in raw or in cooked form, remember peach cobbler, crisp, and tea. If you struggle with what flavors to pair well with peach then read further.
We'll find out which foods taste great when paired with them. What food groups go well with peach in terms of vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, and protein.
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What Do Peaches Taste Like
Peaches are drupes or stone fruit, which means they contain a large stone or pit with the seed inside. This stone fruit tastes sweet and juicy with a little acidic or tart depending on the type. There are two popular varieties of peaches, white and yellow. Yellow peaches have sweet flesh with a bit of sourness in their outer skin. While white peaches taste sweet with little tartness coming from the outer layer.
Their skin is thin and fuzzy, color varies from white, yellow, red, and pink. And when you look at peaches you see an array of ombre colors. Peache's texture also changes depending on the ripeness. It starts with the hard flesh and continues to be soft and juicy flesh as it ripens further.
Peaches are healthy and rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. They help in digestion and improve allergy symptoms.
Peach Flavor Pairings
You will love the fact that peach flavor pairs well with a number of summer fruits. The crunch, flavors, and aroma really taste great while combining them with different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and nuts.
Here is the list of food pairing that goes well with them.
Fruits and Vegetables
Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, orange, nectarine, tomato, red onion, garlic, jalapeno, apricot, cherry, mango, plum, limes, arugula, lemon, grapes, coconut, spinach, papaya, passion fruit, bell peppers, pineapple, avocado, figs, currants, cantaloupe, apple, banana, zucchini, celery, honeydew, kale, rocket
Almond, hazelnut, walnut, pecan, pistachio, cashew
Herbs and Spices
Coriander/cilantro, salt, basil, cinnamon, rosemary, clove, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, mint, tarragon, lemongrass, fennel, endive, bay leaf, mace, saffron, star anise, cardamom
Protein and Dairy
Blue cheese, pork, buttermilk, kefir, mascarpone cheese, chickpeas, Greek yogurt, chicken, prosciutto, tenderloin, crème fraîche, salmon, bacon, brie cheese, ricotta, turkey, chicken, goat cheese, feta cheese
Honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, vanilla, brandy, champagne, cognac, rum, red & white wine, vinegar, caramel, chocolate (dark, white, and milk), molasses, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Kirsch, whiskey, tea (black, green), oats, oatmeal, Calvados, bourbon, framboise
Frequently Asked Questions
Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, orange, nectarine, apricot, cherry, grape, mango, plum, limes, lemon, coconut, spinach, papaya, passion fruit, pineapple, avocado, figs, currants, cantaloupe, apple, banana, celery, honeydew, kale, are the fruits and vegetables to include in a smoothie.
Tomato, red onion, garlic, jalapeno, cherry, limes, arugula, lemon, spinach, bell peppers, zucchini, celery, kale, and rocket are the vegetables that pair well with them.
Blue cheese, mascarpone cheese, crème fraîche, brie cheese, ricotta, goat cheese, feta cheese, cream cheese, and any other soft cheese pair well with it.
Brandy, champagne, cognac, rum, red & white wine, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Kirsch, whiskey, tea (black, green), Calvados, bourbon, and framboise taste great with them.
Pork, chicken, prosciutto, tenderloin, salmon, bacon, turkey, and chicken match the flavors with peaches.
Cinnamon, salt, clove, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, bay leaf, mace, saffron, star anise, and cardamom are the spices that enhance the overall taste profile.
What To Do With Peaches
Here are some recipes that show you how you can enjoy them when the fruit is in season.
Grilled peaches are a lightened-up fruit dessert to make in summer with fresh peaches. It is sugar-free, low in calories and so easy to make in just 10 minutes. Pair it with Greek yogurt and sprinkle nuts to finish it perfectly.
Have you tried grilled peach salsa this summer? If not, try this spicy, juicy, and flavorful salsa to go with grilled meat.
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