Pistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

pistachio peach salad

This is the summery mix I made last week for Mom. Since then, it has quickly become my new favorite salad. Sweet ripe peaches, grilled chicken, salty pistachios, creamy goat cheese, and a homemade honey vinaigrette. Enjoy!

 

Pistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

    For the honey vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • pinch each of salt and pepper
  • For the salad:
  • 5 ounces spring mix (or any baby greens you like)
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)
  • 2 ounces shelled pistachios (about ½ cup)
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces grilled chicken, thinly sliced (about 2 standard-sized breasts)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and honey. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly, followed by the salt and pepper, and continue whisking until well combined.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the spring mix, goat cheese, and pistachios. Add the dressing and toss to coat. To serve, divide the salad among four plates or bowls. Distribute the peaches and chicken evenly among the salads. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition Information for 1 Serving (1/4th of Entire Recipe): Calories 450, Total Fat 28.7 g, Total Carbohydrate 22.0 g, Dietary Fiber 4.2 g, Sugars 15.2 g, Protein 27.7 g

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Comments

  1. Leah says

    Andie, first off I love the meal plan you have put your mom on…I am using it as well!!! (Love it) I have a question…if your mother was exercising would she be eating more calories? I get confused with this. The calorie calculator tells me to eat round 1400 – 1500 calories to lose weight, however I am exercising as well. Thank you!

  2. Kaye says

    I just started reading your blog and I love it! I went to your archives to start reading from the beginning but I noticed the oldest post from June 2010 says, “If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time”, does this mean there are older blog posts somewhere that aren’t archived here? Are they still available to read?

  3. Emma says

    Hi! New reader :) I can’t stand Goat’s cheese, is there something else that would work well in this? Maybe feta?? Thanks :)

    • says

      Hey Emma! Yes, feta would be a perfect swap for the goat cheese, and the nutritional profile for both cheeses are almost identical so the nutrition information remains nearly the same.

      Andie

  4. Diane says

    I made this delicious salad for dinner last night, and it was so good that I am going to have it again this evening. Great combination of flavours.
    I didn’t have any apple cider vinegar so I used White Balsamic Vinegar from Trader Joe’s, and it was amazing.
    My new favourite salad!

  5. Lesley says

    What a great lunch idea. I’m a big fan of salads – and pistachios. This is both easy to make and looks delicious. Fresh peaches are almost ready in our area, so will be trying this in the next 2 weeks.

  6. Liz says

    Just made this with feta instead of goat cheese and lemon juice/rice vinegar instead of ACV, and it ROCKED.

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