Take-out Tuesday, Summer Peach Spinach Salad

Last week was so much fun,

I had an active group at the beach house for 10 days!

Everyone pitched in with the cooking, clean-up and menu planning

We didn’t do anything fancy, just had fresh, good food

One night I threw some chopped ripe peaches into a bowl of torn fresh spinach,

crisp romaine and chopped pecans

I served it with Fleming’s Bleu Cheese Dressing on the side

My group was in heaven!

This is more of an idea than a recipe and

there are a gazillion ways you can change it up

The fresh peaches against the bright green of the spinach

really makes this dish an attention grabber

You can use walnuts, or almonds,

and add bleu cheese crumbles instead of making the dressing

or use feta cheese and a favorite vinaigrette

You can add diced red onion, thinly sliced cucumber,

or more fruit like strawberries or grapes;

grilled chicken or bacon,

Endless possibilities!


Summer Peach Spinach Salad

ripe juicy peaches combine with spinach, pecans and bleu cheese dressing for a summer salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, trimmed, washed, and crisped in refrigerator
  • 1 large ripe peach, peeled and chopped
  • bleu cheese dressing see recipe for my special Fleming's dressing below
  • roasted pecans like praline pecans, recipe below

Fleming's Bleu Cheese Dressing

  • 1 cup quality mayonnaise Duke's or Hellman's
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 6 oz. bleu cheese, crumbled

Praline Pecans

  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • salt & pepper



  • Chop or tear spinach and romaine into small pieces
  • Place greens into a large salad bowl and add peaches and pecans
  • Serve dressing on the side or toss the salad right before serving

Fleming's Bleu Cheese Dressing

  • Combine everything except cheese and mix well
  • Add cheese, stir and refrigerate for several hours to blend flavors
  • Serve as a salad dressing or a dip for fresh vegetables
  • Use within 1-2 weeks if buttermilk is fresh when you make it

Praline Pecans

  • Melt butter in skillet over medium heat and add a dash of olive oil
  • Add pecans and brown sugar and season with salt and pepper
  • Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes until nuts begin to caramelize, watching carefully
  • Transfer nuts to a piece of wax paper, parchment paper or foil to cool.
  • Store nuts in a jar with a lid

If you’re not a fan of bleu cheese try this wonderful

Mustard Maple Dressing


Mustard Maple Salad Dressing

A wonderful dressing for just about any salad!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American


  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine ingredients in a small jar
  • Shake well to mix
  • Refrigerate for several hours to blend flavors
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 1 month
  • Double or triple recipe as needed


Enjoy the bounty of summer!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the PorchCelebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Make it Pretty Monday Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Turn About Tuesday  Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

33 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Summer Peach Spinach Salad”
  1. Nancy says:

    Such a Refreshing Summertime Salad. And Georgia Peaches as well!
    And I love your watercolor of those beautiful peaches!
    Happy Tuesday!

  2. You Southerners! I’ve seen so many good peach recipes of late from the south — this looks like one of the best. Our peach season doesn’t hit till mid-August. Believe me, I’m saving these!

  3. The Georgia peaches don’t travel well to Vermont. The first ones we’ll have will be from Pennsylvania, always delicious, and our own are definitely mid-August!

  4. Jenna, I am so glad your family was with you…family and good food is always fun! I would love this salad because I love peaches. Happy Tuesday!

  5. Rita C. says:

    That sounds weirdly good! And if your clan approves, it must be good!

  6. I am envy of your water enjoyment. Love that you had your family with you. Looks like a lot of fun. The dish looks awesome.

  7. This sounds really good Jenna! I will be looking for some peaches this weekend:@)

  8. lulu says:

    I have never used peaches in a salad, but I just happen to have some and there is going to be salad tonight so…..Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. thefrenchhutch says:

    This salad looks delicious Jenna. I’ll have to try it and soon while Chilton County peaches are still plentiful. I know you must miss the fun group. Hope you are catching up and relaxing this week…….

  10. lghiggins says:

    Beautiful salad and perfect for a lakeside meal!

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    Salad looks tasty! I do like peaches, but would pass on the bleu cheese and go with your other suggestions. So happy that you had a house full of people and great fun! What wonderful memory makers! Happy Summer! ๐ŸŒž

    • Thanks Cyndi, I know I post a lot of bleu cheese recipes and always think of you because I know you don’t like it…sorry!! My family is crazy for the stuff so we tend to sneak it into all kinds of things ๐Ÿ˜‹

  12. Mary says:

    Delicious Jenna and perfect for an easy summer salad. โ™ฅ

  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    Aww, you’re so sweet! I’m pleased you thought of me, even if I’m not a fan of the bleu! Haha Wish I could develop a taste for it, my 3 sisters really like it, maybe one day I will. Appreciate all your good recipes Jenna! โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

  14. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Your salad sounds fabulous! I’m pinning.

  15. Karen says:

    A winning flavor combination that I know your whole group enjoyed. Blue cheese is always in my fridge and I’ll definitely have to try your dressing recipe.

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