Peach Salad Recipe with Basil: Peaches, basil leaves, and goat cheese mixed together with a touch of honey for sweetness.

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Fresh Peaches

Let’s talk about how this fabulous Peach Salad came to be…

After moving to the South, I discovered there is an abundance of road-side produce sellers. Some with little wooden shacks, others selling out of the back end of pickup trucks. I would be driving down the road and suddenly see the most glorious melons or deep purple heirloom tomatoes piled high in a gravel turn-off.

Several years ago, while driving down a country road I noticed a little old man with picnic baskets full of fresh peaches cascading out of the back of his truck. I made a quick u-turn and parked next to him.

The peaches were… Radiant. Enormous. Flawless. Bashfully blushing peaches, ready to be taken home and devoured in silent dripping reverence.

I ask this charmingly weathered character how much for a whole picnic basket.

“Fo’ teen dollas, huuuuuny!”

“Great! Oh, and… Are they organic?” I replied.

“Well shuuuuga, if they was, they’d be full of WARMS! You don’t won’t warms in yo’ peaches, do you baaaaby?”

“I suppose not.” I shrugged with a wry smile.

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Peach Salad

Organic or not, those were the best peaches I’ve ever purchased. There’s a reason why the South is famous for them. I often look for my newfound friend, when I’m driving down a country road this time of year. I hope he’s still around.

In the summer, when the produce is so fresh, I find it hard not to want to eat everything raw and unadulterated.

Most days I stick with dishes like Peach Salad Recipe with Basil and Goat Cheese. An easy-to-make side dish that is healthy and refreshing.

Fresh Peach and Basil Salad is a wonderfully simple addition to any summertime meal!

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5-Ingredient Peach Salad Recipe

This Peach Salad Recipe only takes 5 ingredients! So get your shopping list ready if you don’t have one of these ingredients on hand.

  • Fresh Peaches
  • Honey
  • Basil Leaves
  • Lemon Chevre
  • Salt

How to Make Fresh Peach Salad Recipe with Basil

  1. To make this recipe simply pit your peaches and cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. Then place the peaches in a bowl, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat.
  3. Gently fold in basil and chevre and serve immediately!

This is a perfect summertime salad that will cool you down while filling you up. With complex flavors stemming from simple ingredients, this salad is sophistication brought to the table.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use fresh peaches! This is key to making the best, most delicious fresh peach salad!
  • Add a bed of greens underneath and a drizzle of olive oil for more veggies and a heartier salad!
  • If you don’t have fresh peaches, you can replace them with any kind of melon for melon basil salad.
Peach Salad Recipe cut up on plate

Serving Suggestions

Serve your summer peach salad on its own as a light appetizer or snack, or serve it with all of your favorite summertime meals! Here are some of my personal favorites:

Peach Salad FAQ

How Can I Tell If My Peaches Are Ripe?

Peaches smell sweet and peachy, when they are ripe. They will be slightly soft to the touch, and will have a bright-colored skin.

If the peaches are hard, or have no odor they are not ripe.

If the peaches are mushy and the color has faded, they are overly ripe.

How Long Will This Peach Salad Last?

You can keep peach salad in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, if you plan to make it ahead, it’s best to add the basil right before serving.

Can I Use A Different Cheese?

Yes. If you don’t love goat cheese, you can use a soft cow’s milk cheese like mozzarella, burrata, or brie.

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Peach Salad Recipe with Basil

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Fresh Peach Salad with Basil: Peaches, basil leaves, and goat cheese mixed together with a touch of honey for sweetness.
Servings: 6


  • 4-6 ripe peaches pitted and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup lemon chevre or plain chevre with a little lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt


  • Place the peaches in a bowl. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat.
  • Gently fold in basil and chevre. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 99kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 190mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 540IU, Vitamin C: 6.6mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Healthy, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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