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Ensaladang Peach (Filipino Peach Salad)

We're in high season now for peaches and this recipe is the perfect way for you to use one of summer’s star fruits. Here’s what Woldy has to say about the recipe: “An easy salad or side dish for all those grilled meat and fish. This salad was inspired by Ensaladang Mangaa (Filipino Mango Salad) which has fresh mangoes, tomatoes, onions and vinegar. Instead of mangoes, I traded it in for juicy summer peach for seasonality and made it heartier with the addition of crisp napa cabbage. The dressing is a flavor bomb of fish sauce, freshly squeezed lime juice and honey to balance it all out. The Wonder Valley Olio Nuevo beautifully holds the dressing together. It’s a bold and refreshing dish perfect for summer cookouts.”

Ingredients

  • 1 large firm juicy peach, pitted and sliced into wedges
  • 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 napa cabbage leaves, cleaned
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small jalapeño, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 whole lime, zest only
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • Fresh dill, for garnish
  • 2 whole limes, reserve one whole lime for zesting the salad, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons, fish sauce
  • 1⁄2 cup Wonder Valley Olio Nuevo
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Recipe

To make the dressing, in a small bowl whisk all the ingredients. Season with freshly ground black pepper. To make the salad, in a large bowl, toss in peaches, tomatoes, napa cabbage, shallot, jalapeño and zest of 1 lime. Spoon over half of the dressing over the salad and with your clean hands, toss the salad until coated. Transfer the salad onto a serving platter. Shower sunflower seeds over the top. With your clean and dry fingers, tear fresh dill over the top. Spoon over remaining dressing over the salad. If there’s dressing left, reserve for your next salad. Drizzle Wonder Valley Olive Oil to finish the salad and enjoy immediately!