Basil, Peach and Goat Cheese Toast

By Alysha Melnyk

~Author Notes~

Simple summer recipes are incredibly enjoyable. Especially on hot July days, when it’s somewhat unimaginable to have to turn on a stove for any sustained period of time. Local peach season is one of my absolute favorites. Like all the summer fruits, I wait all year to get my hands on these gems and find creative ways to enjoy them. 

This toast recipe is incredibly simple, but focuses on all the fresh and bold flavors that are highly accessible to local communities this time of year. Along with the sweet and savory flavors in this toast, the textures play off of one another nicely. This dish is perfect for a quick meal or snack. Not a lot of hassle, but I guarantee you it’s one of the yummiest combinations. Enjoy!

Serves 1 Ingredients

1 Slice Bread of Choice, Toasted (I used Daily Loaf Bakery Zucchini and Fennel Bread)

1 Large Local Peach, Sliced (Mine was from Keim Orchards)

Goat Cheese or Spreadable Cheese of Choice (I used a fromagina from Amazing Acres Goat Dairy)

Fresh Basil, Torn from Taproot Farm

Raw Honey (Mine was from Funny Farm Apiaries)

Walnut Pieces

Cinnamon Directions

  1. Toast your bread to desired crispiness.
  2. Spread your cheese of choice on top.
  3. Add your peach slices.
  4. Sprinkle on basil pieces, walnut pieces and cinnamon.
  5. Drizzle with raw honey.
  6. Enjoy! 🙂

Alysha Melnyk is the Founder and Content Creator of The Kitchenologist©, a food blog dedicated to healthy eating and kitchen experiments. Alysha combined her background in biology with her passion for making food delicious, eye-catching, and accessible. When she’s not cooking in the kitchen or dreaming up a recipe, Alysha works full time as an Implementation Specialist at ECRI, an international medical nonprofit located in suburban Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving patient safety worldwide. Alysha finds her many career passions revolve around the power of knowledge and that equipping people with the right tools and resources will help them make better informed decisions.