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Peach Feta Salad

This peach feta salad is the perfect way to celebrate summer. Baby arugula, fresh peaches, feta, red onion, and pecans, and topped with a sweet peach puree basil vinaigrette.

Peach Feta Salad on a salad serving dish.

Have you been craving a giant salad?

Well, you’re going to LOVE this peach feta salad that’s tossed in a basil peach vinaigrette.

It’s sweet, savory, and the perfect use for summer peaches.

In the dressing, I used fresh pureed peaches paired with the basil to give you even more summer flavor.

I can happily eat salad for dinner and this is one of those salads I crave for a meal!

This version is served meatless but it does pair nicely with grilled chicken, shrimp, and even salmon!

Ingredients to make Peach Feta Salad.

Ingredients for peach feta salad

  • Baby arugula – Arugula (also called Rocket) is one of my favorite salad greens. It’s peppery in flavor and works so well in a salad, on burgers, and even in pesto!
  • Red onion – Red onion brings a light onion flavor without too much overpowering “onion” flavor. You can soak them in ice water before putting them on the salad to remove even more of the onion flavor.
  • Crumbed feta – Feta is a great option for this salad and brings a nice burst of dairy creaminess and salty flavor. If you don’t have feta on hand goat cheese is another great option.
  • Toasted pecans – I love toasted nuts on a salad and pecans are a great choice for this salad. If you want even more flavor try making Praline Pecans for added sweetness!
  • Sliced peaches – Fresh summer peaches are the best and you’ll want to use nice juicy ripe ones for added sweetness and optimal flavor. Nectarines are a good choice too.
  • Peach basil vinaigrette – This homemade dressing is PERFECT for summer! I add honey for extra sweetness but the exact flavor of the dressing can change depending on the sweetness of the peaches. Feel free to adjust.
Peach Feta Salad on a plate.

Making this peach feta salad in advance

I recommend making it the day that you plan to eat it for the best results. 

The peaches can make the arugula soggy if you make it too far in advance.  

But if you do wish to make it in advance, I recommend only assembling the dry ingredients up to three days ahead of time. Then add the peaches on the day you plan to serve the salad. 

You can make the dressing ahead of time but store it in the fridge and do not add it to the salad until serving.  

Peach Feta Salad on a large salad tray.

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Peach Feta Arugula Salad

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This peach feta salad is the perfect way to celebrate summer. Baby arugula, fresh peaches, feta, red onion, and pecans, and topped with a sweet peach puree basil vinaigrette.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For salad:

  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecans roughly chopped
  • 2 fresh peaches pitted and thinly sliced

For vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup pureed peach
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste


For salad:

  • In a large salad bowl add baby arugula and top with sliced red onion, feta cheese, toasted pecans, and sliced peaches.
  • Drizzle with the desired amount of vinaigrette and toss to combine.

For vinaigrette:

  • In a small mixing bowl add pureed peaches, vinegar, honey, and basil.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • While whisking drizzle in the olive oil until combined.
  • Taste and season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • If the vinaigrette is not sweet enough add more honey, if it's too thick add a little more olive oil to thin the dressing.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword arugula salad, peach feta salad, peach salad, peach vinaigrette, summer salad
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating


Saturday 1st of October 2022

Wonderful! Just as good with goat cheese as with feta. You can simplify making the dressing by throwing peach slices and the rest of the ingredients into a smoothie blender. Turns out great!

Shadi Hasanzadenemati

Thursday 11th of August 2022

This is absolutely delicious! I love that it’s such a crowd pleaser for the whole family


Monday 1st of August 2016

This salad looks so amazing! Perfect for summer!

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

Monday 10th of August 2015

I think I remember drooling over this on Snapchat and now I have the recipe! So, so pretty!

Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

Sunday 9th of August 2015

I'm with you - lakes freak me out! I mean, I love sitting in a lounge chair next to them or being on a boat, but actually getting in? Might trigger a panic attack. I'll take a crystal clear swimming pool any day.

This salad is gorgeous. I love peaches + feta together. That sweet/salty combo is where it's at.


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