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).
This year, I really hate to see them 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. That’s what makes my Toasted Pecan Peach Salad a real humdinger (as we like to say down south).
About a week ago, my cousin and I went to the WNC Farmer’s Market and found these beauties. We ate a bunch of them every morning for breakfast. But, somehow two little peaches got left behind. I found them today and decided it was time to give them new life.
Toasted Pecan Peach Salad is as easy 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?”
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. 🙂
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 is sweet, savory and refreshing. It’s topped with southern freestone peaches, sun-dried tomato goat cheese and toasted pecan crumbles.
- 2 freestone peaches, sliced
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato goat cheese
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
- 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. Bake in 350 degree oven for 3 -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.
- Category: Salads
- Method: Easy Prep
Keywords: salads, peaches, goat cheese, toasted pecans, mixed greens, peach salad
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