Green Peach Salad With Simple Lime Dressing
Eddie Hernandez, who runs a string of Mexican restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee called Taqueria del Sol, came up with a delicious way to deal with hard, unripe peaches. Sliced thinly, softened with salt and brightened with lime juice and Serrano chiles, the peaches become a salad that’s a cousin to Mexican street snacks built from unripe mangoes and papayas and punched up with chile salt. The salad keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. Mr. Hernandez likes to eat it with a scoop of cottage cheese on the side, though dabs of goat cheese would do as well.
- Serves: 4 persons
- ½cup vegetable oil
- ¼cup lime juice
- ½teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 2cups thinly sliced unripe peaches
- 2to 3 finely chopped Serrano chiles (optional)
Step 1In a medium bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice and salt until emulsified. Toss the peach slices and chiles, if using, with the dressing. Cover and chill for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve with cottage cheese or another soft cheese, adding a last sprinkle of salt.