Sometimes the peaches and plums we get into your boxes aren’t the ripest. However, if they’re not ready to dig into right away, you can still enjoy them! One of our newest ways of enjoying it is marinating them in a vinegary dressing. Check out this recipe when you’ve got some stone fruit that isn’t quite yet ready.
- 1 lb. underripe stone fruit (such as plums, nectarines, or peaches), pears, or mangoes, thinly sliced
- 1 serrano chile, seeds removed if desired, thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- ½ tsp. kosher salt, plus more
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
- 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced on a diagonal
- 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- Zest of 1 lime
- 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
- Lime wedges (for serving)
Gently toss fruit, chile, vinegar, sugar, and ½ tsp. salt in a medium bowl to combine. Let sit until fruit is spicy and flavorful, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, gather cilantro into a bundle and cut into 2"-long pieces. Transfer to a medium bowl, add scallions and celery, and toss to combine.
Drain fruit in a fine-mesh sieve set over a small bowl; set fruit aside. Add oil, soy sauce, and lime zest to marinating liquid in bowl and whisk to combine. Pour dressing over cilantro mixture and toss to coat. Add reserved fruit and sesame seeds and toss gently to combine. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
Transfer salad to a platter and serve with lime wedges.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit magazine.