Recipe Box, A Peach of a Salad and favorite peach recipes


Summer is full of so many wonderful things, and summer produce is right at the top of my list, fresh corn, garden tomatoes, and sweet summer peaches are my favorites!

Fresh fruit is great in salads

Pair it with a flavorful cheese, and walnuts for crunch

Bleu cheese, goat cheese or any cheese you like

Top with a little bacon and really make your mouth happy!

Add a glass of chilled Chardonnay…

My favorite summer meal!

Top your salad with a light vinaigrette, and you don’t need much, just a little drizzle on the lettuce and let the other flavors shine through!

I like the Champagne Pear Vinaigrette from Trader Joe’s, or make your own, like this easy

Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette


Strawberry Dressing

A Peach of a Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
bacon 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 2-3 slices cooked crispy bacon
  • 8 cups crisp salad greens
  • 1 ripe fresh peach
  • 2 oz. bleu or gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup candied walnuts*
  • light vinaigrette
  • *Candied Walnuts Pecans or Almonds
  • 2 cups pecan halves walnuts or sliced almonds
  • 1 T real butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • kosher salt to taste


  • Melt butter in olive oil over medium low heat. Add nuts and brown sugar.
  • Cook and stir until nuts begin to brown and caramelize.
  • Season with salt to taste. Watch carefully to avoid burning nuts. Turn nuts out onto wax paper to set. Store cooled nuts in a jar in the pantry.  Makes 2 cups
  • Divide greens between 2 large salad bowls.
  • Peel and slice peach.
  • Top greens with peach slices, bleu cheese, walnuts, and crumbled bacon.
  • Drizzle lightly with vinaigrette and serve.
Keyword candied walnuts, green salad with peaches, bacon, and bleu cheese, Peach Salad, summer salad

Here are some other Peach recipes you might want to try before peach season is over!

Peach Pastries with Almond Cream

Raspberry Peachtini                      Peach Palmer

Peach Pizza w/ Prosciutto, Burrata & Basil

Chilled Peach Soup with Raspberry Cream

Peach & Nectarine Crostata

Stuffed Peach Salad with Balsamic Drizzle

Summer is a Peach of a season!

Peach Park in Clanton Alabama

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18 Responses to “Recipe Box, A Peach of a Salad and favorite peach recipes”
  1. Jenna, peaches are my favorite summer fruit, adding them to a salad with bacon sounds amazing. Don’t we love our big peach in Clanton? Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. Cyndi Raines says:

    Will have to try them in a salad, never thought of that! Thanks! 😊 Happy Sunday!

  3. Jodi says:

    omg – these all look soooo good – anything with bacon, walnuts and blue cheese has my vote!!!!!

  4. that looks delicious! I love TJ’s pear vinaigrette. It’s really tasty and the next time I go see the baby I need to make sure to pick some up. I took the last bottle to a potluck to dress the salad there and never got it back!

  5. Love this peach salad recipe.

  6. Lynn says:

    That peach vinaigrette looks amazing! Enjoy peach season:@)

  7. lulu says:

    Isn’t it amazing how versatile peaches are? Tonight I’m making fish baked with peaches and grapes.

  8. Ellen says:

    It is National Ice Cream Day and I was craving peach ice cream, but it is not available. Surprise…all of your wonderful peach recipes appeared. I’ve made Jodi’s peach puffs and love them. But, the chilled peach soup sounds divine and that is going to be the replacement for the ice cream! The peach pizza is also a must try. Thank-you!

  9. Mary says:

    Delicious salad celebrating the peach and summer Jenna! I love a slice of your crostata for breakfast this morning!

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