toasted pecan peach salad on a white plate topped with goat cheese crumbles

Toasted Pecan Peach Salad

Toasted Pecan Peach Salad will cause you to forget you’re eating a salad! It’s so sweet and savory, you’ll be making it over and over again.

What Type of Peaches Should I Use?

In North Carolina, we wait on the produce trucks to bring freestone peaches up the mountain every summer. If we can’t wait, we travel down the mountain to get some.

I always know when summer is about to end because the peaches start leaving the building (kinda like Elvis). That’s when it’s time to make Toasted Pecan Peach Salad.

This year, I really hate to see the peaches go. I’m hanging on to the last freestone peaches I can find because there’s nothing quite like them. They’re tart and fuzzy on the outside, super sweet on the inside…and easy to pull apart from the pit.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Toasted Pecan Peach Salad is as simple to make as slicing two peaches and arranging them on a plate of mixed greens. What makes them even more delicious is sprinkling sun-dried tomato goat cheese and toasted pecans on top. Can you say “lip-smacking good?”

This salad is also vegetarian and very healthy. You’ll get enough protein from the nuts and cheese to get through the day, and the flavor of the peaches will keep you smiling until your next meal.

How to Make It

  • Slice peaches and set aside.
  • Place mixed greens on a large plate.
  • Arrange peaches as you wish on top of the greens.
  • Spray pecan pieces with cooking spray. Toast in a 350 degree oven for 3 to 5 minutes, then cool. Dust with salt if desired.
  • Sprinkle salad with goat cheese and toasted pecans.
  • Serve with your favorite vinaigrette, or eat as is.

You don’t even need dressing for this salad. It’s just that good. But, if you decide you do, a sweet vinaigrette would fit in perfectly.

More Peach Recipes to Love

If you love peaches as much as I do, try my other delicious recipes before they’re gone for the season…

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toasted pecan peach salad on a white plate topped with goat cheese crumbles

Toasted Pecan Peach Salad


  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Toasted Pecan Peach Salad is sweet, savory and refreshing. It’s topped with southern freestone peaches, sun-dried tomato goat cheese and toasted pecan crumbles. 


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Ingredients

  • 2 freestone peaches, sliced
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped and toasted

Instructions

  1. Slice peaches and set aside.
  2. Place mixed greens on a large plate.
  3. Arrange peaches as you wish on top of the greens.
  4. Spray pecan pieces with cooking spray. Bake in 350 degree oven for 3 -5 minutes, then cool. Dust with salt if desired.
  5. Sprinkle salad with goat cheese and toasted pecans.
  6. Serve with your favorite vinaigrette, or eat as is.

  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Easy Prep
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: salads, peaches, goat cheese, toasted pecans, mixed greens, peach salad

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6 Comments

  1. Dorris Sherman

    This is a beautiful tasty and easy to prepare dish. Yum!

  2. This looks so yummy, can’t wait to try it myself! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This peach salad looks amazing!

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