Backyard BBQ

Peach & Tomato Salad With Fish Sauce Vinaigrette

July 20, 2023
6 Ratings
Photo by Melina Hammer
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

If you want an incredible summer dish that will have you yelling about how good it is, look no further. And an extra great bonus: it's also super easy to make. Coarsely chop the fruit and veg, then simply whisk together the savory-forward dressing. In under 10 minutes, your new favorite salad is ready for action.

The dressing packs that umami punch with a combination of bright acids—including lemon juice and white wine vinegar—offset by savory layers, snipped chives, and fish sauce. The vinaigrette coats the bright tomatoes, sweet corn, and juicy peaches in a perfect sweet-savory fashion; this salad is heaven! Definitely a new star in my summer repertoire. —Melina Hammer

What You'll Need
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely snipped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Flaky salt, to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 2 peaches, cut into ½-inch wedges
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 greenhouse tomatoes (or similar size heirlooms), cut into ½-inch wedges
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, cut into hearty chunks
  • 1 ear sweet corn, kernels cut from the cob
  • Flaky salt, to taste
  1. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and vigorously shake until emulsified, or in a small bowl and whisk until fully incorporated. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  2. Arrange the peaches and tomatoes, then scatter the corn on top. Pour the dressing to coat all, then season with freshly cracked black pepper and flaky salt.

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Melina is the author of 'A Year at Catbird Cottage' with Ten Speed Press. She grows an heirloom and pollinator garden and forages wild foods at her namesake Hudson Valley getaway, Catbird Cottage. Melina loves serving curated menus for guests from near and far seeking community amidst the hummingbirds, grosbeaks, finches, and the robust flavors of the seasons.

4 Reviews

Annie August 13, 2023
Delicious. yum. The sweet/sour dressing is amazing!
Majed A. July 30, 2023
I have made it last night and It tastes great with grilled cheese sandwich.
The dressing was everything.
winjanet July 23, 2023
Perfect proportions and very tasty. Good the next day with all the liquid in the bowl as a gazpacho.
Melina H. July 24, 2023
So glad you love it too! Yes to all that liquid the next day, making a kind of "gazpacho" :)