Saturday, August 1, 2020

Vegan Peach Caprese Salad with cashew basil dressing




vegan caprese salad with peaches


Seasonal fresh farm  produce such sweet peaches, red juicy tomatoes, and aromatic basil are the perfect fixings for this beautiful summer peach caprese salad with a creamy vegan dressing.



  
Living in farm country, we are able to take advantage of locally grown produce all summer. One bite of a fresh off the tree, sun ripened peach and you know you can't compare it to anything you buy in the store, the sun kissed tomatoes are sweet and flavorful as well, and the aroma of freshly picked and chopped basil permeates the entire house.



I have my kids for dinner (on the deck) every Friday night. With the unbearable heatwave we have been having, salads are what we feel like eating. I made my salad vegan, and added a delicious sweet cashew dressing,  but you could easily add mozzarella cheese balls or slices if you eat dairy.



This salad not only tastes wonderful, it makes a pretty presentation too. It can be assembled quickly. 

The cashew basil dressing is sweet, creamy, and delicious!


cashew basil cream sauce


Ingredients for salad 
2 ripe peaches, sliced
1 large tomato, sliced
1 cup of diced red onion
1/4 cup of chopped basil 

Ingredients for 3 ingredients Cashew Basil Dressing Recipe (recipe link) + add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. 


Directions: 
Using a flat plate or platter, arrange the sliced peaches and the sliced tomato alternately until you fill the plate. Sprinkle the diced red onion and chopped basil across the plate. Lightly drizzle the cashew basil dressing over the platter . 

Notes: 

1. The easy recipe for the Cashew Basil Dressing is a link. Just click it or click here , Make the basic recipe for the cashew basil cream, After making the basic recipe (do not mix it with tomato sauce) add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and mix well. So delicious! 

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Shared on Souper Sunday where anyone can share a soup, salad, or sammie recipe.

23 comments:

  1. Dinner on the deck? I am so jealous! We will get our time soon I suppose. Lovely salad, I like the mingling of those flavors.

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    1. Are you still in winter. It is really hot here and with social distancing, we eat outside

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  2. Dear Judee, I’m a huge fan of Caprese and was just thinking about making it today. This is perfect for in season peaches.

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    1. It's my first time making it with peaches and it was a big hit! The vegan sauce instead of the cheese was delicious.

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  3. we are eating tomatoes out of our garden now. So much better than the store bought ones.

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    1. I feel the same way Marie, I don't have a garden but I get them from a local farm. There are so many things to make with tomatoes. I love experimenting with the flavors!

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  4. A lovely salad, i am waiting for our homegrown tomatoes to ripen then we will be eating lots of tomato salads- will check out the cashew dressing recipe too.

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    1. the cashew dressing tastes best with something added such as maple syrup for a sweet taste and a tomato sauce for a creamy tomato taste.

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  5. It's also very HOT over here and we have been eating lots of salads too. Your caprese salad looks so good with sweet ripe peaches and vine ripened tomatoes.

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    1. It is very hot here too Angie. We too are looking for a variety of salads. I don't want to turn on the oven if I can help it.

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  6. Peach salad sounds heavenly in this hot weather.

    I’m going to try your cashew basil sauce when j get some basil. I have cashews, but my basil died recently. I guess it could not stand the humidity.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Judee.

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    1. Nil, I'm telling you that the cashew sauce mixed with tomato sauce (even ketchup)is delicious. 1 cup sauce, 2 tablespoons of cashew sauce. OR for a sweet sauce add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup per 3/4 cup of cashew sauce and use for fruit.

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  7. You are so right about fresh local peaches and tomatoes. I pine for them all year and now I am strategizing to find them where I can shop safely.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I know that it is difficult to shop right now everywhere that we used to go. Hope that you do get some of your wonderful local fruit soon.

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  8. What a neat way to incorporate peaches in a salad. Pinned this post as well as the one for cashew cream. Yum, yum.

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    1. Nsncy,
      It really is a wonderful colorful combination of amazing summer flavor and the cashew dressing puts it over the top.

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  9. Those tomatoes sure look good. And the dressing does too. A perfect time for a salad. We have a bit of a long process trying to grow tomatoes in western Canada .... just need the nights to stay warm(er).

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    1. Yes, we really enjoyed this salad, especially with the cashew dressing which was sweet and creamy.

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  10. This looks so pretty! And perfect for summer.

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  11. I’ve done the peach-tomato combination before, but not in a caprese salad. Looks great!

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  12. Your salad is so colorful, pretty and summery! Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week! ;-)

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  13. What a beautiful salad, Judee! Tomatoes and peaches really do go so well together, and I love the dressing too. Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

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  14. Not sure why my comments get submitted before I finish them, Judee. Sorry about that. Let me try again. I've never had the peach and tomato combo before but this salad looks and sounds amazing!

    Shirley

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