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Summer Peach Salad with Blueberries served on white plates.

Summer Peach Salad with Blueberries

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 small salads 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Assemble & Toss
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Summer Peach Salad is filled with juicy peaches and fresh blueberries, and topped with a tangy and creamy blueberry peach balsamic dressing. It’s perfect as a side salad for summer grilling, and you only need 9 ingredients to make it, including the dressing!


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Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 6 cups greens of choice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, packed, chopped and stems mostly removed
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 medium-sized peaches, sliced

For the blueberry peach balsamic dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 medium-sized peach, pealed and sliced

Instructions

  1. Assemble the salad: Toss together the greens and cilantro and add to a large bowl or onto 6 small plates. Layer on the remaining salad ingredients.
  2. Make the dressing: Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until thick and creamy with flecks of blueberry throughout.
  3. Serve: Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve.

Notes

  1. The balsamic dressing includes fresh peaches and blueberries, so I find it’s best enjoyed fresh. I suggest waiting to make it until just before serving.
  2. If you want a make ahead dressing for this salad, I like to use a honey basil vinaigrette, which can be stored at room temperature for a few days. You’ll just need 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons liquid honey, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil and a dash of salt. Blend and pour into a jar with a lid.
  3. To grill peaches, just cut them in half and remove the pit. Brush the cut side with olive oil and place cut side down on the grill for 3-5 minutes. You can flip and grill on the other side if you like, but to keep the peaches firm and easy to slice for the salad, I only grill them on one side.
  4. Be sure to check out the FAQ as well as the tips and substitutions section above the recipe for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: blueberry peach salad, peach summer salad