Peach, Onion, and Bacon Salad | Morsels of Life

Peach, Onion, and Bacon Salad

Warm peaches among sweet, smoky onions with a crispy bacon topping.

Morsels of Life - Peach Onion and Bacon Salad - Warm peaches among sweet, smoky onions with a crispy bacon topping.

Alongside watermelon, peaches share the honor of being an emblematic fruit of summer. Plus, there's the satisfying feeling of a cold, sweet peach in the midst of a humid, muggy summer. When you have something as wonderful this fruit, it's easy to leave a good thing be, but I've never been in the business of leaving well enough alone. Plus, we really had a plethora of peaches. Fortunately, I stumbled on this recipe at The Bitten Word. Peaches often have a place in salads or desserts, but hovering them between side dish and dessert seemed like the perfect new territory to cover.

To me, the addition of bacon needed little, if any, justification. However, the onions seemed like the odd guest at a party. Although, thinking about it, it makes perfect sense to bring in the sweet savoriness of onions. Afterall, you've already got sweet peaches and savory bacon. Why not tie it together with sweetly savory caramelized onions? When brought together, they form a magnificent combination in a comforting and savory yet sweet dish. Why not finish off National Peach Month with this sweetly savory dessert?

What's your favorite sweetly savory dish?

Warm peaches among sweet, smoky onions with a crispy bacon topping.

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Yield: 6 servings


Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
3 peaches, cut into wedges
5 onions, diced I cut into rings, but I think diced would work better.
6 slices bacon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes


  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar and chili pepper flakes over bacon, and then cook bacon until crispy. Once crispy, cool on paper towels.
  3. Brown onions in a bit of bacon grease. (Or substitute in caramelized onions. I'd recommend this version.)
  4. Crumble bacon into bits.
  5. Cook peaches until tender, and then toss with onions and bacon.


  1. Wow! That looks really good! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  2. Thanks for hosting! It was really good. Sweet and savory and lots of tasty all mixed together. :)

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  4. Yay! Thanks for featuring me. :)

  5. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Thursday - and for all your comments! You're so sweet :)

  6. I'd highly recommend it! It's not your typical dessert, but it is sooooooo tasty. :)

  7. Ohh! I definitely have to make this one for my husband - he loves peaches and bacon. I can guarantee that he's never had them before!