Peach Goat Cheese Salad
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why you’ll love this recipe
- This Peach Goat Cheese Salad is quick and easy to make!
- It’s full of flavor and the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.
- A perfect salad for Spring or Summer.
- Easily assembled and made with simple and whole some ingredients.
- Tastes amazing on it’s own or topped with protein like grilled shrimp or chicken.
- No cooking required! Just add all the ingredients to a bowl and enjoy!
- Check out this Pearled Couscous Salad for another delicious recipe!
ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Peach Goat Cheese Salad. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
Use mixed greens for variety, or you can also just use spinach or arugula.
Yellow peaches work best in this recipe, but you can use any type of peach or nectarine.
Red onion give this recipe a nice crunch and subtly spicy flavor.
Avocado adds a level of creaminess.
Goat cheese is creamy, soft and tangy. It has a mild and even lightly sweet taste.
As written this recipe calls for diced or toasted walnuts. Alternatively, you can use pistachios, almonds or pecans.
Use a high quality extra virgin olive oil for best results.
Red wine vinegar adds acidity and tanginess to this dressing. You can also use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.
Add in some dijon mustard to add in a sharp, strong and spice flavor.
Freshly minced garlic adds a ton of flavor. You can also use garlic from a jar if needed.
Honey adds some sweetness and helps balance out the flavors. I prefer using the one from Bee Keeper’s Naturals. Just be sure to check the back of the label to ensure the only ingredient is honey.
Add in some salt and pepper to taste.
how to make
ONE: Start by preparing your toppings. Slice the red onion, peaches and avocado.
TWO: Next, assemble your salad by adding the mixed greens to a bowl and topping it off with the sliced peaches, red onion, avocado, walnuts and goat cheese.
THREE: In a small bowl, make the dressing by combining all the ingredients and whisking until well combined. Pour over salad and enjoy!
Tips and tricks
Only add dressing to what you will be enjoying at the time to prevent a soggy salad.
Pull apart the goat cheese with your fingers and throw it on top of the salad. This is much easier than cutting with a knife.
How to serve and store
Serve this salad as an entree or side dish. Add on your favorite protein to make it more satiating.
Store this salad separately from the dressing and topping for best results. Assemble when you’re ready to enjoy. When stored properly, this salad will last 3-4 days.
Taste and Texture
Peach Goat Cheese Salad is the perfect balance of sweet, tangy and a little bit of spicy.
It’s crisp, juicy and full of flavor. The dressing is peppery, sweet and tangy which balances out perfectly with the sweet juicy peaches.
frequently asked questions
Although this salad was designed for peaches, strawberries would make a great alternative.
Yes, you can also use spinach or arugula. Romain will work too.
When stored properly, this peach and goat cheese salad will last for 3-4 days.
other recipes you may like
- Couscous Salad
- Healthy Fruit Salad
- Kale and Romain Caesar Salad
- Chinese Chicken Salad
- Buffalo Cauliflower Salad
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