Chef's Recipes

Peach and nectarine salad

Australian Gourmet Traveller dessert recipe for peach and nectarine salad by Andrew and Matt McConnell

By Andrew & Matt McConnell
  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins preparation plus macerating
Peach and nectarine salad
Peach and nectarine salad

“This is one of my favourite summer desserts. I also use it to make Bellinis. Simply lose the mint, peel and purée the fruit with the remaining ingredients and add a spoonful to a glass of sparkling.” - Andrew McConnell


  • 3 each of yellow nectarines and white peaches, cut into wedges, stones removed
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cognac
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves, thinly sliced, plus extra to garnish


  • 1
    Combine ingredients in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and stand for 1 hour to macerate.
  • 2
    Transfer salad to a serving bowl, scatter with extra mint and serve with <a href="christmas_pudding_icecream.htm">Christmas pudding ice-cream</a>.
  • Author: Andrew & Matt McConnell