Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Peach Salad and Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe | @whiteonrice

Throughout the Summer we’re always staring at baskets full of heirloom tomatoes  and fresh fruit from the garden. This is definitely a good thing.  Not only do we get to be spoiled by the warm season’s bounty, but the garden possums, squirrels, and mockingbirds get to eat the fruit in full glory. Sharing is a good thing.

Peach Salad and Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe | @whiteonrice

Peach Salad and Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe | @whiteonrice

But when it comes to our white peaches,  it’s always a battle to keep up with the fruit. Peaches are one of those fruits that always choose to ripen all at exactly the right time. The struggle is to eat them fast enough before gravity and possums take their toll on the fruit. The frustrating part about Summer peaches is that they always decide to have a community ripening fest and they somehow are able to coordinate their “drops” all within a few day. We’re hustling to catch them before they fall and it’s such a sad waste to see them rot to the ground. So to keep up with eating different peach recipes back to back, we started pairing them in salads with heirloom tomatoes.

Peach Salad and Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe | @whiteonrice

Seriously, this combination of juicy sweet peaches and tomatoes is lethal. It’s Summer fruit salad that can often be overlooked because tomatoes are fruits too! We can’t forget that tomatoes are a fruit and it’s wonderful to treat them as fruit in recipes. Added with some fresh thyme, a savory vinaigrette and bite full of rich cheese, you have the best of Summer on a plate. We used goat cheese, but burata cheese would be our first choice if we wanted to make this again. Trust us, this is a salad that we’ll be having multiple times because it’s so simple, yet satisfyingly Summer.


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Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

Yield: Serves 4

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 ripe Peaches, pitted & sliced
  • 2 medium heirloom Tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) Olive or Grape Seed Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme
  • Kosher or Sea Salt, to taste
  • 2 ounces (56g) Goat Cheese, crumbled in large chunks
  • optional - fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish


  1. In jar or medium bowl, combine vinaigrette ingredients well (oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, thyme and salt).
  2. On plate, assemble sliced peaches, tomatoes, and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle vinaigrette on top. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.
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  1. Emily-Claire

    This looks HEAVENLY! The colors are so fresh and beautiful. I just did two posts recently about peachy recipes.

    One of them is for homemade peach ice cream:

    The other one is for a drink I call Peach Buzz:

  2. J2Kfm (Malaysian Food & Travel Blog)

    Gorgeous combination of fruits in a salad. Yeah, tomatoes always give the impression of being more of a vege than a fruit though.

  3. Linda

    Tomato envy. Such plump and juicy heirlooms have not found their way to the farmer’s markets up here in San Francisco yet. 🙁 I’ll have to make this salad once they do.

  4. Lady Amalthea

    What a gorgeous combination! I’ve made caprese salads with apricots instead of or in addition to the tomatoes but now I *must* try it with peaches. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Kim

    Hi from another participate in Summer Fest! You have a gorgeous website and very a interesting recipe. Never thought of tomatoes and peaches together but I bet it would work beautifully. I’ve gotten so many visitors to my website from yours, that I had to check it out. Glad I did! I’ll be back to see more of your amazing photos and recipes. Happy Summer Fest!

  6. Giannina

    This is just too beautiful. I wish our tomatoes here in Manila came with the leaves on it!

  7. Dennis

    Tomatoes and Peaches… I have never thought of the two of them together. I must try this soemtime!

  8. Lori Lynn

    I don’t think I’ve seen peaches paired with tomatoes. That is an enlightened pairing!
    Happy Summer…

  9. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    This sounds like the perfect summer dish! Love the combination of flavours!

  10. Amanda@Easy Peasy Organic

    I love the idea of this combination! Can’t wait to try it 🙂
    (I wonder if you could do peach and tomato sorbet??)

  11. Marla

    This certainly does look like the best of summer on a plate. Never would have thought to combine tomatoes & peach. Gotta try 🙂

  12. Tokyo Terrace

    YES! I am also a fan of tomatoes and peaches together- in fact I just posted a crostini with that exact pairing a couple of days ago. The flavors really do work perfectly together- it’s a wonder it isn’t more popular. Wish I could help you utilize those beautiful white peaches of yours- enjoy and happy summer!

  13. Amy | She Wears Many Hats

    Yummy yum yum! We have a bountiful of both around here right now. Can’t wait to try the combo soon.

  14. QuincesandthePea

    so beautiful! This is similar to a recipe I posted over the weekend – Peach Caprese with Purple Basil:
    Herbs, peaches and cheese go so well together!

  15. Jennie

    I’m with Kalyn. Peaches and tomatoes are two of my faves also, so thanks for marrying them so beautifully in this recipe.

  16. Kalyn

    I love the idea of combining tomatoes with peaches. Two of my favorite summer flavors!

  17. terri

    the rest of us can only dream of having too many peaches 🙂 what about canning them or making jam, so you can enjoy them in the winter?

  18. Katie

    Peaches, tomatoes, and the suggestion to add burrata cheese? This salad sounds incredible!

  19. Shea

    Love the combination of flavors…especially with the cheese!

  20. pam

    Peaches and tomatoes! Now, that’s a combination I have never tried before!

  21. chinmayie @ love food eat

    Such a beautiful recipe!! peaches and tomatoes are totally complimenting each other! I like the fact that peaches are fresh and raw, the best way to eat them according to me!

  22. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I love what you did with the peaches + tomatoes.

    I love them both and eat one tomato every day! Must combine with the peaches on my countertop later on today! Simple perfection 🙂

  23. ruby

    this recipe looks delicious. i can’t wait to make it!

  24. Nisrine M.

    Beautiful, colorful and soo strikingly fresh. I’d gladly eat plate after plate of this. Seriously.

  25. Melissa @ Dash of East

    Two of my favorite summer ingredients in one salad! This looks incredible! I especially love the first photo of the salad.

    Looking forward to more recipes and photos for Summer Fest, and looking forward to meeting you guys at Food & Light next month!

  26. Daedre

    You should have used a peach-type tomato, then everything on the plate would be pink and fuzzy!

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