Monday, June 21, 2010

Recipe: Blueberry Peach Salad with Thyme

Make this fruit salad to celebrate the first day of summer or anytime.  Made with fresh peaches and blueberries with ginger, lemon and thyme.  A perfect salad to take with us in the cooler for our Father's Day ride on the boat yesterday. 

The kids loved this salad and all asked for seconds.  The ginger and thyme are very pronounced but the sweetness from the peaches and blueberries add balance to this salad.

from Simply Recipes

4 peaches
4 nectarines (I used 8 peaches)
1 cup of blueberries
2 teaspoons of fresh, chopped thyme (I used 1 -1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, will use less next time)
1 teaspoon of grated ginger
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of sugar  (I used 2 packets of Truvia)
Or 1 tablespoon of agave syrup in lieu of water and sugar

If using water and sugar place them into a saucepot and bring to a boil and liquid is reduced by half into a simple syrup. Allow to cool.

Chop up the peaches and nectarines and place them in a bowl with the blueberries. Pour over the cooled simple syrup or agave syrup. Add the thyme, lemon juice, lemon zest, and ginger.

Stir and cover with plastic wrap, place in the fridge and allow to macerate for one hour. Serve.  Serves 4-8.
(I made this in the morning, then placed it into a plastic container, and we put it in the cooler until late that afternoon.  It still tastes great this morning).

Printable Recipe


from "Betty Crocker's Kitchen Gardens"
by Mary Mason Campbell
pictures by Tasha Tudor
1971, Western Publishing Company


  1. I am looking forward to buy the first fresh Colorado picked peaches at our farmers market. Thyme sounds great in a fruit salad. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow that looks so pretty! Love the idea of using thyme!

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    xo Erin

  4. This looks absolutely lovely and peaches are in season! Thank you.


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