Just Peachy Summer Salad

Just Peachy Summer Salad
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Weather: it’s been a few gray days in a row
What I’m listening to: the chirp of five baby chicks

I made this fabulous summer salad along with dinner while my in-laws are visiting, but I couldn’t come up with a name for it. So, I set up a recipe naming contest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with a photo of the salad asking fans to help me name it. It was great fun. Thank you to my reader, Ramona, for her “Just Peachy” suggestion! And thank you to everyone who played along. Be looking forward to more recipe naming opportunities in the future.

At about 9 p.m., long after dinner was over and the dishes were clean, I heard Pastor Alaska rummaging through the kitchen. Then he asked, “Is there any more of that salad?” Nope, it was all gone!

I was thrilled with how the flavors in this salad came together. Tender baby greens, sweet peaches, crisp red onions, crunchy almonds, and salty feta all drizzled with a homemade honey vinaigrette. It’s a fresh and healthy way to use those ripe summer peaches.

Summer Peach Salad

Yield: 4 servings

IMG 21891 Just Peachy Summer Salad

Ingredients

    For the Salad:
  • 8oz baby spring mix greens
  • 1 large peach, thinly sliced
  • 1/4c red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4c sliced almonds
  • 1/3c crumbled feta cheese
  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • 2T apple cider vinegar
  • 1T freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1T honey
  • 1/4t poppy seeds
  • 1/4c olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add greens to a salad bowl. Scatter peaches on top, followed by onions, nuts, and cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients until well combined. Drizzle over salad. Toss and serve promptly.
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 Just Peachy Summer Salad

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7 comments
Ashley in Alaska
Ashley in Alaska

This looks fantastic! I love fruit on salads, and am always looking for an excuse to eat more feta! :)

debbie
debbie

Always looking for new salad recipes to take to Saturday quilt days at the church. And I even helped, :) This was yummy!

Debra
Debra

Sure looks and reads yummily.

Angie
Angie

That looks fantastic, and definitely says summer....

Mimi Finerty
Mimi Finerty

this looks gorgeous - I would never think to put peaches and red onion and feta together in a salad but I love all those flavours, and living in Cyprus we have amazing fresh feta so I will be testing this one for sure! :)

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

Well hello from Alaska all the way to Cyprus! Enjoy some of that amazing feta for me. Oh and I hope you love the salad - it's a keeper. :)

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