Pistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

by Andie Mitchell on July 9, 2013

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


    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)


  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.


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


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren @ The Highlands Life July 9, 2013 at 10:15 am

I am a salad fiend in the spring and summer months. This is a perfect, light dinner salad for my husband and I.


Heather July 9, 2013 at 10:39 am



Sonal July 9, 2013 at 10:47 am

This salad looks delicious!! :)


Rachel @ Bakerita July 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

This looks so so yummy!!


Leah July 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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!


Kaye July 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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?


Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion July 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Put goat cheese on something and I will eat it! Congrats to your mom!!!


Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run July 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

yummy in my tummy!


Sara July 10, 2013 at 11:39 pm

This sounds really good! I can’t wait to try it.


Emma July 11, 2013 at 6:57 am

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


Andie Mitchell July 11, 2013 at 9:40 am

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.



Diane July 11, 2013 at 10:24 am

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!


Lesley July 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

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.


DJ July 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm

This look amazing! So summery!


Eileen Pierce July 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

Great salad really enjoyed it.


Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies August 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I literally love every one of these ingredients, so I cannot see how this could possibly go wrong! Can’t wait to try it!


Liz August 6, 2013 at 9:09 pm

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


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