As we enter the summer season, fresh produce abounds, and nowhere is it fresher than at your local farmers market or produce stand. Try this sweet and savory entrée starring fresh Georgia peaches, just now coming into season.
Georgia Peach Pasta Salad
2 tablespoons vinegar
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons dried basil or ¼ cup fresh, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon dried thyme
4 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup olive oil
8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 cups cooked small shell pasta
5 medium Georgia peaches, chopped (peeling optional)
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
1. Place first 6 ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth. Slowly add the oil and blend until creamy.
2. Combine bacon, pasta, peaches parsley and onions in a large bowl
3. Pour dressing over and toss until well coated. Refrigerate until ready to use.
— Recipe courtesy of Georgia Grown