Ham and Cheese Salad with Pickled Peaches.
If adventures in North African/Persian food defined my winter. Then my summer has been all about pickles and salads.
This ham and cheese salad with pickled peaches follows on from the likes of my Panzanella and Thai Beef Salad in this seasons culinary ramblings. I’m certainly not on a diet, I’m just eating a little lighter.
I’m also on a bit of a mission to break out of the nightmare salads I grew up with. Salads that I always inevitably turned into some form of sandwich.
My latest adventures in salad making are certainly not boring and hope that the inspire you to play around a little.
For some strange reason I find pickling fruit does not happen very often. Although pickled cherries are very popular here in Hungary.
It would also seem in my travels this summer that pickled green strawberries are gaining more prevalence but pickled peaches are a little unusual.
As with most of my inspirations I can’t remember where I saw the idea for pickled peaches the first time. However, it works and it works really well, that mellow sweetness begs for a sharpness to cut through it.
Let’s face it ham, cheese and pickles are just made to be together. They are the basis of so many great salads around the world. The salty, sweet and sour combination really is the bedrock of so many great recipes.
Peaches and ham is definitely a classic pairing so whilst it may sound a little out of left field the combinations are all pretty classical.
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This peach recipe is also the latest iteration of the ingredient challenge with some fellow food bloggers.
As you can see below we have some super looking recipes down there. In fact if you are that way inclined you can go full on, all day peach if you are that way inclined.
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