Summer Peach Salad with Fresh Mint Dressing



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Summer peach salad with fresh peaches, blueberries, onion, romaine lettuce, pecans and blue cheese in a square white bowl with fresh mint dressing in the background on a green napkin and a white marble surface

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Why you’ll love this salad recipe

I can almost guarantee that, like me, you’ll love everything about this peach and blueberry salad! From the roasted pecans, red onions, and avocado on the bed of romaine lettuce to the combination of fresh peaches, and blue cheese and of course how well it is all complemented by the refreshing mint vinaigrette.

A juicy peach eaten right over the sink is sheer summer perfection. And yet, sometimes we’re lucky to have so many that we need to find other ways to eat them. When you’re ready for more than just pies, crisps, cobblers and crumbles, try this summer peach salad with fresh mint dressing!

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Fresh mint salad dressing being drizzled from a spoon onto a summer peach salad with blueberries, avocado, onions and blue cheese.
Summer Peach Salad with Fresh Mint Dressing, Blueberries and Blue Cheese

Ingredients for Summer Peach Salad with Fresh Mint Dressing

To make the salad you’ll need

  • Chopped romaine lettuce
  • Peaches, pitted and sliced or cubed
  • Avocados, pitted and sliced or cubed
  • Blueberries
  • Red onion
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Roasted and salted pecans
Ingredients for summer peach salad on a white marble surface: Blue cheese, roasted pecans, red onion, avocado, romaine lettuce, olive oil, lemons, mint, garlic, peaches, and blueberries.

To make the dressing you’ll need

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Honey
  • Dijon mustard
  • Minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

For the complete list of ingredients with measurements plus recipe instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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Fresh mint salad dressing in a mason jar with a sprig of fresh lint beside the jar, and a bowl of fresh blueberries, and two peaches in the background

How to make this salad

This salad comes together quickly – in  about 15 minutes.  It doesn’t take very long to prep all your ingredients and I think the best way to toss this salad is with your hands.  It’s a delicate salad and needs a light touch so it doesn’t fall apart.   So if you don’t mind getting your hands covered in a little mint vinaigrette  – then give it a toss!

  1. Prepare the mint dressing: Place the lemon juice, mint leaves, honey, mustard, and garlic into a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are pureed. Add the olive oil and process until the dressing is well blended and the mint is fine. Adjust the taste with salt and black pepper. Process again to mix.
  2. Arrange: Arrange the salad ingredients into individual bowls or in a large serving bowl.
  3. Serve: Drizzle the peach salad with the mint dressing, or toss salad with the dressing – your choice!

Make this Summer Peach Salad, then check out my Summertime Strawberry Feta and Mint Salad, Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad, and Classic Waldorf Salad and more of my Easy Summer Salad Recipes to Try.  

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Summer peach salad with fresh peaches, blueberries, onion, romaine lettuce, pecans and blue cheese in a square white bowl with fresh mint dressing in the background on a green napkin and a white marble surface

TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read on for tips and substitution ideas on how to make this recipe, and how to avoid making it a disaster.

Substitutions

Feel free to play around with the ingredients in this salad — use a different lettuce blend, soft cheese, etc.

Can I Use Canned Peaches in This Salad?

I wouldn’t use canned peaches in this grilled chicken salad. They contain a lot more liquid and have a mushy texture.

How to store

Store salad and dressing separately. Store leftover mint dressing in an airtight mason jar for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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Summer peach salad with fresh peaches, blueberries, onion, romaine lettuce, pecans and blue cheese in a square white bowl with fresh mint dressing in the background on a green napkin and a white marble surface

Other summer salads to try

  • Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad – This delicious and easy Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad is packed with fresh summer vegetables like fresh seasonal corn, radishes, zucchini, heirloom tomatoes straight from the Farmer’s Market or even from your garden – it’s coated with a simple dressing, making a tasty side dish.
  • Summertime Strawberry Feta and Mint Salad – This Strawberry Feta and Mint Salad Recipe is super refreshing and the perfect balance between savory and sweet…the sweet honey homemade dressing is absolutely delicious!
  • Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad – Featuring red, white and blue ingredients this fruit salad is the perfect way to add something healthy to your 4th of July or Memorial Day holiday table. This is sure to make you the life of the party. 

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