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Fresh Peach Salad Recipe with Basil

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

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Let’s talk about how this fabulous Fresh 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 new found 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 Fresh Peach Salad with Basil. 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.

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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 peach 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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Fresh Peach Salad Recipe with Basil

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Nutrition

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: 10.8%, Vitamin C: 8%, Calcium: 3.2%, Iron: 3.4%
Course: Healthy, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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65 comments on “Fresh Peach Salad Recipe with Basil”

  1. Peaches and goat cheese are a match made in heaven!  One of my favorite summer combos :)

  2. I made this salad for a girls night with appetizers and it was delicious! Fresh summer peaches are a must. I only had plain goat cheese so I added a little lemon zest. Perfect summer salad!

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  4. So I stumbled on this recipe and decided to try it for a family celebration. I had to hunt a little for the lemon goat cheese, but it was well worth the effort. In season white peaches, basil from my garden, and some lemon goats cheese = absolute perfection. I wasn’t sure how I would like it so I made a small bowl the night before (one peach, one basil leaf, drizzle of honey, teaspoon cheese) and I think it’s my new favorite salad for one or for a crowd. Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. Fresh peaches and basil are two of my favorite things about summer. This salad looks and sounds fabulous! And so easy to put together. Just what I want.

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  8. This recipe was fantastic! Just brought it to a labor day party and it won everyone over.

    Only one suggestion – my boyfriend recommended adding walnuts to the mix for an extra crunch, and it worked out great.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  9. I cannot tell you how UTTERLY DELICIOUS this is!!! Just ate a whole bowl… so so SOOO GOOD!!!

    Everything about it is just perfect. YUM!

  10. Great salad combo…want some right now!

  11. Yum, this looks so fresh. So cooling!

  12. I totally wouldn’t have thought to pair peach and basil together, looks yummy!

  13. Mmmmm….I’ve never eaten peaches with basil but I have a feeling I’d love it!

  14. A delightful summer salad – love the sweet/savory combo. xo

  15. I remember the days when I brought peaches from the road side stands, too! Now, the best are from the farmer's market in NYC. And, NJ peaches are quite good, too. Regardless of where they're from, the fact they're in season… that's important.

  16. Oooh! Those surely are purty little peaches LOL Such a simple and beautiful way to enjoy them. Love the idea of pairing them with basil, though I have't yet tried it.

  17. Sommer…your friendly Peach man is lucky to have served up such nice peaches…because I personally don't know how kindly I would have accepted being called 'Baby' ;o)

    I love the combo of ingredients you've used in your peach salad…basil…quite interesting ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

  18. oh peaches are at their best right now, and I lov eyour slad, truly refreshing…yum

    sweetlife

  19. LOL, love your southern accent ;) I grew up in NW Arkansas and visit often – can't beat the farm stands! This is such a simple and delightful way to highlight peaches!

  20. This actually makes me want to like goat cheese, Sommer! Your peaches look perfect – love the story! ( :

  21. I so wish we had roadside produce here. Your peaches look wonderful.

  22. What an amazing salad. Up north here.. we don't get the peaches you do though… :(

  23. Wow, that looks so amazing. I love our peaches too. The south is just such a wonderful place to live. :)

  24. I feel the same way. I love stone fruit as is but some times they are great cooked too! I like the combo of ingredients. So simple, easy.

  25. Hey Sommer, this salad sounds perfect. I love how you paired minty basil with the peaches and lemon goat cheese-that's nice. I think I'll try it with either peaches or nectarines (whichever looks best at the store). I'm going to add a hot red chili to the mix too, b/c I think that's very Sommeresque (smile)!

  26. I love the combination of fruit and cheese. Great colors!

  27. Excellent salad! I have to try this combination, new to me: basil/peach!
    Thanks for the idea!!

  28. how good does that look! I love goat cheese and fresh peaches must go so well with it! The basil adds a nice touch!

  29. Perfect simple and elegant! The combination of the peaches, goat cheese, and basil is a winner!

  30. what a simple salad with wonderful flavors!
    I m a big fan of goat cheese & basil combo…This salad looks like a winner…and a colorful one!

  31. Wow – this looks really tasty! I have never though of using peaches with basil.

  32. Such wonderful flavors Sommer – peaches, goat cheese and honey. Yumm!!!

  33. This looks so refreshing, what a delicious blog, glad I found it!

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  34. That's the nice thing about having my own fruit trees…they are as organic as I make them. We actually had to fight the birds for some of them, but not worms.

    Your salad looks fantastic. I absolutely love goat cheese on just about anything. It would be perfect with peaches.

  35. This combo seems so unexpected but it looks amazing!! I'll definitely have to try it out. Looks so refreshing!

  36. Peaches from those road side stands in the south are my absolute favorite! Jealous of the abundance in your life right now :)

  37. What a delightful summer salad…love the honey :)

  38. I've been enjoying white peaches lately… would they work too? I hope so, cause those look delicious!

  39. We have loved this salad ever since you first showed it at class. It's a classic!

  40. Great peaches and what a refreshing salad you made here. I like your story about the old man.

  41. Haha I love the random people in the South–they're so weird. I think peaches are best eaten raw with other ingredients that highlight their sweetness and juiciness, so I think this is a perfect little salad.

  42. I was just slurping on yet another delicious peach from the farmers market, and thinking to myself how I'll be sad when peach season is over. I too rarely get them into any real recipes – so many times, they're just gobbled up out of hand. This salad sounds great.

  43. Delicious!! So fresh and flavorful!

  44. My brother Bill and his new wife Nell are visiting us for a couple days from South Carolina. I happened to click on this blog right before fixing breakfast and went right in and modified this for the morning meal. It worked well with scrambled eggs and looked so pretty. An Okie.

  45. I would have never put this together, thanks for the idea.

  46. What a lovely and unique salad. It looks beautiful and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  47. This salad looks so inviting. I love the flavor combination!

  48. Great, simple ingredients. Those peaches looks so juicy! Salads like this are a part of summer's great peasures. Love your dialogue with the farmer! :-D

  49. Beautiful! I think I'll try that with some blue cheese too since we love peaches drizzled with honey then sprinkled with blue cheese and grilled. Thanks!! Kate (kateiscooking)

  50. How wonderful. I sure wish we had more roadside farmers out here. Alas, they wouldn't last long in the August heat here in Phoenix. :-(
    I think we should all trade a few worm holes here and there for pretty, yet sprayed produce. just a thought ;-)

  51. What a tasty looking dish! Thanks for linking up at Tip Day Thursday….would you mind providing a link back yo AMFT? Thanks!

  52. Looks incredibly delicious!

  53. Beautiful plate, so fresh and tasty looking!

  54. Peaches are great! These look so juicy and refreshing.

  55. My mouth is watering. I am making this tonight! As always, beautiful pictures.

  56. Did you see my recent post? Oh, the sweet South! Scrumptious looking salad, and beautiful pics – probably headed to the top 9!

  57. Yum! I am discovering how much I love fresh herb and fruit combos. I've been addicted to watermelon and basil this summer. This looks like such a fantastic salad, I'll have to try it.

  58. everything's comin' up peaches!

    nice simple, elegant summer salad!

  59. What part of the south do you live in? I was born in Florida and spent a lot of time in Georgia, so I've always had a certain sense of pride in our local agriculture. But I always thought it was odd that Georgia is the Peachtree State, despite South Carolina producing more bushels each year. Of course, California produces around 10x more than the two put together.

    But the best peaches I've ever had are Palisade peaches from Colorado's Western Slope. Colorado has a marketing problem, though: the locals love their produce so much that sweet Olathe corn, Rocky Ford melons, Palisade peaches, and Western Slope honeycrisp apples rarely leave the state.

    Cheers!

  60. looks great!

  61. Roadside peaches in the South are the best!! I too love roadside whatevers…whenever we hit the NC beaches, we don't even bother with the grocery store. We just wait til we find the fishermen on the road – and still the best seafood ever. This is a great dish.

  62. I tend to come across many road-side produce sellers when I'm on a road trip to the neighbouring regional areas. I couldn't resist to stop my car and buy away, much to my husband frustration at time as we ended spending too much time on the road than expected. I often find good bargains and better quality produces from them. Extra long road trip is totally worth it. :)

    Love the combination of your salad – you get the sweetness from the peaches and savoury from the chevre. Still counting my days until the stonefruit season in Australia…..

  63. This salad looks so amazing! I love peaches already, but the addition of the chevre just takes things to a whole new level. Two of my favorite ingredients!

  64. LOVE peaches!!! :D What a simple, beautiful, and delicious way to eat them!