This week we’re keen on peaches. These sweet, juicy fruits are in the same (healthy and delicious) family as other summer treats like cherries, nectarines, apricots, plums, and almonds. While many believe the best way to enjoy peaches is raw (with plenty of napkins to catch all that juice!), these stone fruits are also ideal for cooking in both savory and sweet dishes. Just don’t forget to toss the pit, which is toxic! Check out these five tasty, innovative recipes for some late-summer inspiration.

Seared Trout with Peach & Arugula Salad via Blue Apron Meals
Sweet meets savory — and we’re quite pleased with the results. Unexpected ingredients like shallots, fingerling potatoes, spicy arugula, and peaches add tons of flavor and depth to a simple fish dish.

Photo: Blue Apron Meals

Fresh Peach Jalapeno Margarita via My Baking Addiction
Kick it up with this sweet-and-spicy beverage. Limes, spicy peppers, peaches, a splash of orange juice, and a hit of tequila make this drink a summer winner.

Photo: Jamie / My Baking Addiction

Peach, Tomato, and Basil Summer Salad via A Couple Cooks
How beautiful is this dish? Chop red onions, peaches, tomatoes, and basil to create this rose-colored side dish. A sprinkling of feta cheese and a can of cannellini beans would make this recipe hearty enough for a light lunch, too.

Photo: Alex and Sonja Overhiser / A Couple Cooks

Peach & Gorgonzola Grilled Pizza via Girls Versus Dough
This decadent pie is miles beyond that dollar slice from the pizza joint down the street. Whole wheat crust, pesto, fresh mozzarella, and gorgonzola make this dish sophisticated, complex, and totally seasonal. Top it all with a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar to bring out all the flavors.

Photo: Stephanie / Girl Versus Dough

Grilled Peaches with Lemon Whipped Cream via Shop.Cook.Make
What’s a summer dinner without dessert? In this recipe, peaches get to stand alone instead of being tucked inside a pie or cobbler. Simply grill ripe peach halves and top with a scoop of sweet, lemony homemade whipped cream.

Photo: Yadsia Iglesias / Shop.Cook.Make

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