Sauteed Cucumbers with Peaches
I know this combinations sounds weird, but on the hottest days of summer, this cool and refreshing salad is sweet and satisfying.
extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
1 red onion, thin half moon slices
1 large cucumber, very thin slices (do not peel, so go for organic)
2-3 ripe peaches, pitted, thinly sliced
juice of 1 fresh lemon
2 teaspoons brown rice syrup
fresh basil sprigs, for garnish
Place a small amount of oil and onions in a skillet and turn heat to medium. When the onions begin to sizzle, add a pinch of salt and saute until they begin to brown, 5-6 minutes. Stir in cucumber slices, a light seasoning of salt and saute just until the begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in peaches and saute for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat gently stir in lemon juice and rice syrup. Serve warm on a bed of chilled salad greens, with basil sprigs and finish with a drizzle of oil, if desired.
Makes 4-5 servings.