End of summer means tomato and peach season is among us! These are two of my favorite fruits ever (tomato is a fruit, right?) and a lot of people don’t know that together these can actually taste amazing. While not every recipe in this post has peaches and tomatoes, most of them do. Head to the farmer’s market or your local peach orchard and let’s start cooking these easy end of summer recipes. And don’t forget the wine!
This is my favorite easy end of summer recipe I’ve made so far. I love how it’s both sweet and savory! It’s perfect for an afternoon snack or happy hour appetizer and it only takes about 20 minutes to make.
Slice shallots and peaches. Lay peaches out on a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture. Create even pieces of the puff pastry. On a baking sheet with parchment paper, drizzle olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and honey. Sprinkle sea salt and lemon thyme. Arrange peaches and shallots on top of the olive oil drizzle. Place puff pastry sheet on top of peaches and secure with fork marks. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Use a spatula to flip over and let cool.
I paired this with a Port Tonic! It’s a delicious and light cocktail I discovered on our recent trip to Portugal. If you’ve never heard of this before, check it out here.
Bruschetta is always a go-to appetizer or side dish of mine in the summer. This dish is a twist on my classic bruschetta, because this time we are adding peaches!
Dice your tomatoes and peaches then add to the bowl. Mince garlic, chop basil, and add to the diced fruit. Drizzle desired amount of olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Serve on bread, crackers, or crostini. 🥖
For the wine pairing, I would choose an unoaked Chardonnay from Mâcon. These wines have bright acidity and notes of citrus, white peaches and minerality. Since they aren’t aged in new oak, flavors of spice and wood won’t be present and overpower the freshness of this dish!
This dish is delicious and easy to prepare! It’s the perfect dish to serve if you are having company. Just use the following ingredients and assemble with a large appetizer-pick.
Once assembled, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
With our easy end of summer recipes I had to included a whipped goat cheese dish. This one is such a crowd please and you can switch up the toppings however you like! If you are serving for a large group of people, feel free to double or triple the recipe.
Add goat cheese, heavy cream and lemon zest to a food processor. Mix until whipped and creamy. Transfer to a plate. Slice peaches and tomatoes and arrange on top of the whipped goat cheese. Garnish with fresh basil. Drizzle with olive oil, zest with a little more lemon, and sprinkle with sea salt. If your peaches aren’t super sweet, add a touch of honey on top.
Chenin Blanc from South Africa is a great pairing for this. The high acidity will cut right through the creaminess of the goat cheese. This wine also has stone fruit notes and will really compliment the flavors of the peach and honey.
This baked feta is one of my favorite out of all the easy end of summer recipes. Its a unique yet simple dish that tastes fantastic. It takes me right back to my Greek travels last summer!
Preheat the oven to 350. Brush each layer of phyllo dough with olive oil. I did 3 sheets but you could easily do 2 or 3. Once stacked, add block of feta and wrap up. Cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle honey and garnish with sesame seeds and lemon thyme.
Greek white wine of course! I decided to pair this with a Moschofilero which is an aromatic white wine that hails from the Peloponnese, Greece. This one from Mitravelas Estate was dry with notes of honeydew, grapefruit, lemon, and minerals. An Assyrtiko would also be a great pairing!🥂