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Peach Pecan Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing






Let’s talk salads! 


When it comes to summer, I’m craving a salad nearly every day. It’s light, refreshing, doesn’t weigh me down, and they can be as veggie packed as you like. Needless to say, there are endless variations when it comes to salads. One of my personal favorites that’s perfection in the summer, is a good Peach forward salad!

Summer is when peach season is in full swing. You can throw them in anything and everything and they make the perfect addition to salads. Pair them with some toasted pecans and my favorite creamy balsamic dressing, and you have a winning combination that will keep you coming back for more.

While I’m a huge consumer of cabbage salads, my never favorite greens are arugula! These greens will outlive most, the work with just about any salad, have peppery notes, and honestly pack the most flavor out of all the greens to me. When thinking of the next best salad, I knew we had to do a staple peach salad.

Just like that, the Peach Pecan Salad with creamy balsamic was born!

This salad is one for the books as it brings all the flavor profiles full circle. It’s savory from the nuts and sweet from the dressing and the peaches. I was tempted to throw in some fresh basil, but honestly this salad delivered even without it and it wasn’t warranted.

Wanting to throw on a protein? Just about any will pair well. 

Honestly though, it doesn’t even need it!





What’s great about this salad? 100 percent, everything. It’s quick, easy, filling, affordable, flavorful, has multiple textures, it’s savory with the nuts, sweet with the dressing and peaches, it’s not loaded with sugar, the salad will hold up fairly well since its base is arugula, it’s vibrant, the feta adds a hint of tang and you can easily use vegan feta, it’s veggie packed, you can throw on fresh basil, you could grill the peaches to derive more flavor, the dressing can be used with countless other dishes, it’s great for entertaining and bottom line, it’s a must try!



If you love a memorable salad that will stand the test of time, you have to try my staple Peach Pecan Salad with creamy balsamic dressing!






Why this recipe is great:





Fiber packed


Dressing can be used for a variety of dishes!

You can throw on a protein if desired!

The flavors are unmatched!













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Peach Pecan Salad

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  • Author: Gabrielle
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2 - 4 1x


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  • 1 bag arugula
  • 1 large peach, sliced
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese or vegan feta
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, cubed

Creamy Balsamic Dressing: 

  • 2 tsp balsamic glaze
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream or vegan sour cream
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Salt + Pepper




  1. Toast your pecans and throw in a bowl with the arugula, red onion, feta and peaches.
  2. Dressing: In a small bowl combing all the ingredients. Pour over the salad, enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins






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