When it comes to summer produce, peaches are definitely a farmers’ market favorite. (Hey, at least some of all that emoji usage is actually about food.)
Between its natural sweetness and fleshy interior, the fuzzy fruit packs both taste and texture. But while there’s nothing better than biting into a just-ripe peach on a hot day, it’s a surprisingly versatile recipe ingredient.
From unexpected breakfasts (think overnight oats with creamy avocado) and savory summer dinners (like a Thai quinoa salad that’s picnic perfect) to the classic cobbler (with dairy-free ice-cream, natch), you’ve got plenty of reasons to pick up a bushel this weekend.
Ready to bite in? Here are 12 super-delish ways to cook with peaches this summer.
These dairy-free overnight oats are ungraded with creamy avocado and adaptogenic moringa, which is super high in antioxidants. The toppings are energy all-stars, too: cocoa nibs, goji berries, and bee pollen.
Your dessert-for-breakfast dreams are about to come true.
If you’re looking to swap out your oats for an equally delicious pseudo-grain, this buckwheat porridge won’t disappoint. Bonus points: It’ll keep you full until lunchtime rolls around.
Take a break from avo toast with this combo of chive pesto, peach, and tomato (all piled onto a slice sourdough).
For when you can’t decide between peaches and plums at the farmers’ market, opt for both…and then make this super-easy recipe.
Not like you needed another reason to eat tacos, but…this vegetarian-friendly slaw is perfect scooped into corn tortilla shells.
Achieve side-dish goals with this Insta-ready, superfood-packed salad.
Peaches and avocados make a dream pair in this epic recipe. Gluten-free tip: Ditch the wrap and put the ingredients on skewer—it’ll be just as tasty.
The peaches themselves give this tea the sunset color—there’s absolutely nothing artificial used.
Cobbler is a summer staple—and this recipe is both vegan and dairy-free. BYO nice cream.
Fun fact: You don’t even need to turn on the oven to make this dreamy (not to mention raw, dairy-free, and gluten-free) “cheesecake”.
12. Raw Peach Tart
The seven-ingredient raw crust is just as enticing as the raw peach filling. Together they make a fiber rich tart thats easy to digest.
While you’re out stocking up on peaches, here are six food shopping tips to keep in mind, straight from a nutritionist. And since you’re in the produce aisle, this fruit works as a natural probiotic.