18 delicious ways to get your peach fix this summer


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Is there anything better than biting into your first perfectly ripe peach of the summer? We think not. At just around 70 calories, each peach is a little taste of sunshine boasting plenty of vitamins A and C.

Unfortunately, diving into another bowl of ice cream and buttery peach cobbler won’t get you any closer to achieving your beach-ready body. But there are plenty of peachy keen recipes you can prepare for breakfast, lunch or dinner — whether you prefer something sweet or savory, grilled or chilled.


1. Grilled peach arugula salad with blueberries and goat cheese

Grilled peach arugula salad with blueberries and goat cheese

Grilled peaches are the star of this simple salad from Two Peas and Their Pod. Fresh blueberries and greens topped off with a honey vinaigrette make this the perfect light summer meal.


2. Tomato basil peach skewers

Tomato basil peach skewers

Get your backyard barbecue started right with seasonal kabob-style appetizers. Juicy peaches meet classic caprese flavors in these easy skewers from Love and Lemons.


3. Peaches and cream popsicles

Peaches and cream popsicles

The classic indulgent combo gets lightened up in this SkinnyTaste recipe with the use of reduced-fat Greek yogurt and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It's the perfect way to beat the heat!


4. Peach, basil and ricotta flatbread

Peach, basil and ricotta flatbread

This simple flatbread from Cookie and Kate helps you go from zero to gourmet in no time by dressing up store-bought flatbread or naan with basic seasonal ingredients, so you can spend less time stressing over dinner and more time embracing those long summer nights.


5. Peach green smoothie

Peach green smoothie

Need a light breakfast after a vacation-eating binge? This smoothie recipe from Pinch of Yum skimps on neither nutrition nor flavor with the help of a couple handfuls of spinach and a kick of freshly grated ginger.


6. Chipotle peach salsa quesadillas

Chipotle peach salsa quesadillas

Whip up a unique combination of peaches, chipotles, red onion, cilantro and lime with this Closet Cooking recipe to achieve the perfect balance of smoky heat and juicy sweetness. Then add gooey, melted cheese and cook up between two tortillas. Because everything tastes better when served with guacamole.


7. Peach arugula corn pizza

Peach arugula corn pizza

Roasted peaches make an unexpected appearance on this summery pizza from Shutterbean. After experiencing the flavor explosion of juicy peaches combined with the sweet crunch of fresh corn, peppery arugula, tart goat cheese and creamy mozzarella, you’ll be wondering why you’ve shunned fruit as a pizza topping for so long. Trust us: It just works.


8. Raspberry peach iced tea

Raspberry peach iced tea

Quench your thirst in the tastiest way with this fruity iced tea from Damn Delicious. The tea is lightly sweetened with agave nectar and includes mint leaves for an extra-refreshing touch.


9. Strawberry peach gazpacho

Strawberry peach gazpacho

How Sweet Eats gives the traditional chilled soup a fruity twist to make a hydrating and healthy summer lunch — ideal for those of us who are normally less than excited about chowing down on a bowl of cold, puréed vegetables.