Peach & Vidalia Onion Salad

Written by Kristin Hiller

Peach and Vidalia Onion Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette by George SanchezPhoto by George Sanchez

Peach season is in full swing and shoppers are raving about the peaches from Watsonia Farms. Sold at local farmers markets in the Atlanta area, these organic peaches are the product of the four-generation farm run by the Watson Family in Monetta, S.C. Although peaches are their main crop, the farm grows a vast array of produce across 550 acres. Watsonia Farms also sells strawberries, squash, zucchini, kale, broccoli and cabbage at local farmers markets. Once you score some of these sweet peaches for yourself, put them to use in this recipe for a fresh summer salad.

Peach and Vidalia Onion Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Created by Chef and Owner Gerry Klaskala
Aria, Atlanta

4 fresh peaches, preferably stone free
1/4 cup Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon fresh mint, roughly torn
1 1/2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup mixed field greens

Cut the peaches in half, remove stone, and cut into thick wedges. In a medium bowl, combine the peaches, onions and mint. Add grapeseed oil and white balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and gently toss.

To serve: Divide peach, onion and mint salad evenly between 8 serving plates. Toss field greens in bowl with the dressing that remains and clings to the bowl. Scatter field greens on plates and serve.

Where to find Watsonia Farms peaches:
Alpharetta Farmers Market
Berkley Lakeside Farmers Market, Duluth
Brookhaven Farmers Market
Brookwood Farmers Market, Cumming
Decatur Farmers Market
Dunwoody Green Market
Grant Park Farmers Market
Green Market for Piedmont Park
Johns Creek Farmers Market
Peachtree City Farmers Market
Sandy Springs Farmers Market
Smyrna Fresh Produce Market
Suwanee Farmers Market
Whistle Stop Farmers Market, Norcross