This peach salad is loaded with fresh sliced peaches, blueberries, pecans and more. It's drizzled in a simple honey vinaigrette, which will be your new favorite dressing! This recipe is a satisfying mix of sweet, crunchy, and fruity flavors.
This post is sponsored by Nature Nate's Honey. All opinions are my own.
About This Recipe
You can't go wrong with this peach salad: even if you (or the people you're making it for) aren't a fan of salad recipes, you can't help but love this recipe.
The sweet dressing is what makes it so easy to enjoy. It's sweet but not overly sugar-y and once it coats your salad it transforms it into a crunchy, fruity, decadent salad!
We love this recipe as an easy lunch or dinner, especially when you need to whip up something to impress guests. It's hearty enough to be a main course but you could also serve it as a side salad.
The full recipe is at the bottom of this page, but here's a quick overview of what you'll need and how to make it:
- 6 cups spring mix lettuce
- 3 peaches, sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 avocado, sliced
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ cup crumbled feta
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
Lettuce: we've used a spring mix for this recipe but you could use any similar mix. Spinach or arugula are tasty alternatives.
Feta: swap this out for mozzarella if you prefer or leave it out.
Honey: choosing a good quality honey is key to the flavor in this recipe! If possible, opt for a raw, unfiltered honey like Nature Nate's.
Dijon mustard: the mustard flavor is very subtle in the dressing, but if you aren't a fan you can skip it.
How to Make Peach Salad
This peach salad is incredibly simple to make! First, you'll mix your dressing in a small bowl or jar.
Then prep and add all of your salad ingredients to a large bowl, drizzle the dressing on top and toss to mix.
About The Honey Vinaigrette
The honey vinaigrette is the STAR of this salad! It's sweet, flavorful, and showcases all the fruitiness of the peaches and blueberries.
If you've never tried a honey vinaigrette before it will probably be your new favorite salad dressing!
It's perfectly sweet without being overly sugar-y. Once you add it to a salad it's hard to stop eating it because every bite becomes like a flavor explosion of sweet + crunchy + fresh taste.
Choosing The Right Honey
The key to making this dressing next-level is to use a high-quality honey. When possible, choose a 100% raw, unfiltered honey like Nature Nate's.
A honey like this will also have more balanced flavor because it's raw (not cooked at high temperatures) and sources from a blend of honeys (like clover and wildflower).
You can find Nature Nate's honey in the grocery section at your local Target or shop it online here! Look for it with the bright orange or green (for organic) lid.
Frequently Asked Questions
You peaches should 'give' a little bit when you press on them gently. They shouldn't be too firm or too mushy.
One way to quickly ripen your peaches is to place the peaches in a brown paper bag (or any bag) and loosely close the top. Add a banana or apple to the bag to speed up the process.
Yes, you can make peach salad ahead of time but don't toss it in the dressing until you're ready to serve it, otherwise it will become soggy. For best results, also store the avocados separately (to keep them from browning).
This salad is best enjoyed immediately after making it or if it's made only a couple hours ahead of time because it uses so many fresh ingredients.