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Easiest way to skin peaches and six recipes

One of my favourite fruits to eat are fresh, juicy peaches. They're only available in the summer, so I tend to make use of them when I can, plus they have so many health benefits.

One of my favourite fruits to eat are fresh, juicy peaches. They’re only available in the summer, so I tend to make use of them when I can, plus they have so many health benefits.To pick the ripest peaches, make sure they have no green on them and they’re just a little bit tender. (We’re not looking for softness here, but will yield to gentle pressure). If they’re hard as rocks, let them stand at room temperature in a paper bag for a day or two.

Peaches are great to eat as a snack, dessert or to have with your breakfast. I also like adding them to my meals for a boost of sweetness and fibre. When peaches are soft and ripe, the skin becomes more difficult to peel using a peeler. Here’s an easy trick to skin peaches, without peeling away any of the flavour.

Use your peeled peaches in these six recipes:

Peach and poppyseed sour cream pancakes

Garden tomato and peach toss

Wilted spinach salad with chipotle pork

Curried burgers with peach salsa

Peachy basil chicken

Peach crisp

For more peach recipe ideas, click here.

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