- 1 cup peach dressing (see below)
- 1 medium cucumber
- 2 pounds multicolored tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/3 inch slices
- 3/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
- 1/2 cup small basil leaves divided
- 1 tsp salt divided
- Freshly ground pepper
Place Peach Dressing in a large bowl. Peel cucumber at 1/2 inch intervals, leaving some strips of peel; halve lengthwise. Remove seeds, & slice diagonally. Add cucumber, tomatoes, onion, 1/4 cup basil/ 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper to dressing. Toss well; let stand 3 minutes. Arrange salad on a platter; sprinkle evenly with remaining basil & salt.
Combine and whisk 3 Tbls red wine vinegar, 1 Tbls chopped fresh thyme, 1 tsp sugar, 1 very ripe peach, peeled and finely chopped. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slowly add 6 Tbls extra-virgin olive oil stirring with whisk until blended.