Peach & Goat Cheese Salad

Peach & Goat Cheese Salad

Do not underestimate peaches and goat cheese
Eater rating: 4.4 / 5  4.445

Sometimes even a glimpse of summer can make life better. After an intense day at work dealing with a demanding boss, it was a joy to come home and toss back a couple brews, then make a nice light refreshing meal. This meal just happened to scream summer: fresh roasted corn on the cob and a big salad comprised of romaine lettuce, deliciously ripe peaches (which i know weren’t local but man were they good), cucumber, roma tomatoes, crumbled chevre, sunflower seeds, and a fresh lemon dijon vinaigrette. Surprisingly, all of the produce was really fresh and ripe…. and it’s only May!

23 comments so far:

  1. Tyler says:

    Mmmm that peach in the salad was good. So sweet and soft, and such a contrast to the rest of the salad. I could go for one of those peaches right now actually.

  2. RecipeGirl says:

    Wow, ripe peaches, huh? That’s amazing. I love the heart of summer when they’re really ripe and juicy. I’ve never thought to pair them with goat cheese in a salad but it does sound pretty tasty!

  3. Wine Blog says:

    Very refreshing! There’s something about fruit with goat cheese that goes well in the summer. It’s very fresh and zesty. Throw that together with some Sauv Blanc or Pinot Girs and you’ll be set.

  4. Demanding bosses are the worst! I work as an executive assistant, but sometimes he thinks I’m his nanny or maid. :S

    This is a beautiful, fresh and delicious salad. Exactly what I would love to have for lunch today (it’s 10:30am here in Sao Paulo now).

  5. Amanda says:

    recipegirl, peaches are pretty much my favorite fruit when they are really ripe and fresh. i was surprised that these were as goos as they were for may! you should try the combo. it definitely worked well

    thanks wine blog! we definitely could have used a nice sauv blanc or pinot gris with this meal…. sadly all we can afford is beer! ;-)

    i soooo feel for you, patricia! i work as a personal chef/”estate manager” (aka assistant) to an executive. we are probably dealing with the same kind of stuff everyday! my heart goes out to you – it’s an under-recognized job for how challenging it can be stresswise. (did that make sense? it’s early right now!)

  6. Peaches are pretty much the best fruit ever. You can do so much with them- sweet and savory! Thanks for sharing this fabulous combination!

  7. Nicole says:

    That salad looks so good, I wish I could eat some right now instead of rushing off to my class.! I try to add goat cheese to as many things as possible and I’m a big fan of adding fresh (or dried) fruit to green salads. Will definitely be eating some version of this salad soon. Thanks, Amanda!

  8. jen v says:

    I have a guilty little secret to share. I’m not a veggie person. My NY resolution was to add lettuce and broccoli to my diet. Simple, right? Silly even. But, I’m trying. Your salad may just be what convinces me that I can’t live without lettuce. It looks magnificent.

  9. Amanda says:

    right on Joy! i agree that peaches are pretty much the best fruit ever!

    thanks nicole! it was fun going out with you guys last night… even if it did break the bank! i’m serious about getting some cheap mexican food next time. :-) goat cheese is like bacon – rarely is it a bad idea to add it to a recipe!

    thanks so much jen v. you know, i’ve met tons of people who don’t like veggies! a lot of times i hear that it’s a consistency issue more than a taste thing. i’ll try to get a vinaigrette recipe up before the end of today. good luck learning to love veggies! :-)

  10. cheila says:

    DELIGHTFUL.

  11. Roger says:

    Sigh…I wish I had a g/f who could cook like you do Amanda…

  12. Amanda says:

    thank cheila! simple is gooood :-)

    roger, i thought i read that you were engaged?!? you should teach her to cook! i know you know how! :-P

  13. Heather says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzz……..oh! Did someone “make” something? Oh…zzzzzzzzzzzz……….well, did they comment on it? Oh…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  14. Erica says:

    Hi, i’ve bought danish blue cheese few days ago, and i found that i cannot stand it’s pungent smell, do you have any recipe that can reduce the smell?

  15. Heather says:

    Mix it with a truckload of sour cream for a dip, sauce, marinade, soup….mix some jelly with it for a topping/sauce for some sort of grilled kabob, jelly like orange marmalade with green onions and or rosemary but not too much rosemary, maybe so you hear it whisper ever so lightly in your ear, “Hello, I’m here, but do you know who I am?”

  16. Heather says:

    We had roasted pig neck for dinner the other night, like ribs, only BETTER

  17. Bobby says:

    Yeah!

  18. aria says:

    that looks so refreshing! mmmmmmmmmmmnph. is it hotter than the hades down there yet?

  19. Kay says:

    could you let me know which camera you have? all pictures you took are nice!

  20. kelsey says:

    Yum!! This looks great and I can’t wait to try it! A new twist on an old favorite. Thanks for sharing.

    Kelsey
    cookeatshare.com

  21. Mary says:

    Amanda,

    do you have a recipe for the lemon dijon vinagrette???? i have peaches sitting on the counter just crying out to be eaten….PLEASE!!!

  22. Amanda says:

    Sure Mary! Here you go! Enjoy!

    Juice & zest from 1 lemon
    1 tbsp dijon mustard
    1 tsp honey
    1 garlic clove, minced to a paste
    1/3 -1/2 cup canola oil (depending on how tart you like it)
    fresh herbs, chopped(optional)
    kosher salt and freshly cracked black peppers

    Add the first 4 ingredients into a mixing bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Continue whisk constantly while slowly drizzling in the canola oil. Taste the vinaigrette – if it’s too tart, whisk in more oil. Also, adjust the season, to taste, with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Use immediately or refrigerate, covered, for upto a week.

  23. Naomi says:

    Wow, this looks absolutely mouthwatering!!!! I never would have dreamed of this combination – peaches and goat cheese. Thanks for posting the juicy picture.

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