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Basil Peach Salad

Lauren Liess' Basil Peach Salad
Sweet and salty, a pretty summer favorite for when those peaches are in season!
Serves 6 people, Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar just a few drops
  • salt & pepper a lot!
  • 1-2 heads of lettuce
  • 1 ripe peach thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup basil julienned
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese


Part One: Nonno's Salata Dressing

  • Thinly slice the onion and drop in a salad bowl.
  • Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over the onions.
  • Drizzle a much smaller proportion  of vinegar over the mixture. (Just a few drops!)
  • Season with salt and pepper and muddle the onions in the mixture. A fork works but a pestle is even better.
  • The onions are ready when they get brown from the balsamic vinegar/ oil mixture. The secret here is letting the dressing sit… the longer it sits, the better it gets.  Give it at least three minutes, but give it thirty minutes to an hour and you’ll thank yourself.

Part Two: Assemble

  • Toss in the lettuce, sliced peaches, basil and parsley.
  • Top with cheese and serve!
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