Foodie Friday - Cukes and Peaches

From our friends, Denise and Yvonne, at Cooking for Real, two beautifully cooling dishes! Peach and Cucumber Salsa? Wow! (plus, I can't believe I actually found a stock photo of just peaches and cukes together.. how cool was that?)

Let me know how you like these...


Peach and Cucumber Salsa

Makes about 3 cups,

3 peaches, pitted and chopped

1 cucumber, seeded and chopped

1/2 white onion, chopped

1 jalapeño (or hot pepper of your choice), seeded and finely chopped

1 T chopped mint

1 T chopped basil

Juice of 1 lime

Salt to taste

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl then serve.


Cucumber Yogurt Salad

1 medium cucumber, peeled

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

2 teaspoons salt

1 small tomato, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup plain yogurt

Dice the cucumber into 1/2 cubes.

Combine the cucumber with the onion and salt.

Let stand for 5 minutes, then squeeze out as much liquid as possible Place the cucumber mixture in a bowl and add the tomato and coriander.

Toast the cumin in an ungreased skillet for 30 seconds over medium-low heat.

Add the cumin and the yogurt to the cucumber mixture; toss and serve.