Peach Salad II with Poppyseed Dressing

This is the Peach Salad I make most frequently that makes an look all by way of summer time! Sweet, juicy peaches go so nicely with peppery rocket, salty creamy pops of feta, a sprinkling of walnuts and the nutty orange Poppyseed Dressing is simply the proper of entirety.

After a (very!) prolonged water break, the inaugural Holiday Salad Marathon has resumed! Today – taking advantage of juicy summer time peaches (once more):

#19: Peach Salad II with Poppyseed Dressing

Peach Salad I is my luxe peach salad which entails Prosciutto and contemporary mozzarella. It’s a stunner, nevertheless it’s virtually a centrepiece in itself. In reality, I’ve performed single serving dimension parts as appetisers – it’s great!

This Peach Salad II is my staple Peach Salad that makes an look all by way of summer time alongside “everything”. The mixture simply works rather well collectively – peppery contemporary rocket with juicy candy peaches, creamy salty pops of Danish feta (or Persian marinated feta, when you’re feeling beneficiant) drizzled with a nutty orange infused Poppyseed Dressing.

Fresh and easy but in addition a bit of bit spesh!

What goes in Peach Salad II

Here’s what you want for Peach Salad II:

Peach Salad ingredients

I are typically a bit of heavy handed on the peaches vs the greens. I simply can’t assist it – they’re right here for such a short while, I can’t resist taking advantage of them!

  • Ripe peaches – in the event that they aren’t ripe, it defeats the aim. Don’t make this salad! And no, canned peaches are simply not the identical. OK for desserts. Not for salad. Sorry of us!
  • Rocket/arugula – the peppery leaves and the perky form makes it a great leafy inexperienced base for the juicy slices of peaches. With softer leafy greens like child spinach, the peach slices simply weigh them down / sink to the bottom of the bowl;
  • Walnuts – for a contact of nutty heat crunch. You know I really like my textures in salads!
  • Feta – creamy pops of salty goodness, works so nicely with juicy candy peaches.
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Orange Poppyseed Dressing

And right here’s what you want for the Poppyseed Dressing:

Ingredients in Orange Poppyseed Dressing

The poppyseed brings a contact of beautiful nuttiness to the flavour in addition to trying fairly putting while you see it drizzled throughout the brilliant orange peach slices!

Close up of Peach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

What to serve with Peach Salad II

Think – all issues summer time! Anything you throw on the BBQ, vivid summery mains or as a part of a salad unfold, one thing I’ve been doing extra of lately for informal lunch gatherings.

Here are some recommendations:

BBQ Mains

Fire up the grill!

Summery Main Dishes

Quick cook dinner, summery mains.

Salad Spread

For four – 6 individuals, I normally do three salads, selecting a wide range of colors, textures and flavours. I normally go for one with a starch in it, then I additionally add a facet of bread, wraps or one thing alongside these strains.

Peach season is so quick. Let’s profit from the time we have now left! – Nagi x

What is the Holiday Salad Marathon?

This was my inaugural Christmas recipe countdown the place I had deliberate to share 30 salad recipes in a row till Christmas Eve – one thing utterly totally different to individuals’s normal baking countdowns!

Life, nevertheless, received in the best way and I by no means crossed the end line earlier than Christmas. After an prolonged water break, I’ve lastly resumed!!!

These salads are along with my common three new recipes per week. Because aren’t you bored of the standard tomato-cucumber-lettuce backyard salad routine??

Click right here to see all of the Holiday Salad Marathon recipes thus far!

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Peach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing in a bowl, ready to be served

Peach Salad II with Orange Poppyseed Dressing

Servings6 – 6 individuals

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This is my go-to Peach Salad, the one which makes an look alongside every part all summer time lengthy! The mixture of flavours on this simply works so nicely collectively – juicy candy peaches, peppery rocket, creamy salty pops of feta, delicate crunch of walnuts and a nutty poppyseed dressing with a touch of orange flavour.(PS In case you might be questioning, Peach Salad I is my luxe model involving contemporary mozzarella and prosciutto. It’s virtually a centrepiece in itself!)


  • Dressing: Shake elements in a jar.

  • Place rocket in a bowl. Drizzle with just a bit little bit of dressing, then toss to coat.

  • Transfer 1/three of the salad to serving bowl, scatter over 1/three peaches, walnuts and feta, drizzle with dressing. Repeat twice extra. Serve!

Recipe Notes:

1. Other nut choices: pecans would even be beautiful. For a nut free choice, pepitas or sunflower seeds.
2. Nutrition per serving, assuming 6 servings.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 232cal (12%)Carbohydrates: eightg (three%)Protein: fourg (eight%)Fat: 22g (34%)Saturated Fat: fourg (25%)Cholesterol: 10mg (three%)Sodium: 252mg (11%)Potassium: 218mg (6%)Fiber: 2g (eight%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 665IU (13%)Vitamin C: 7mg (eight%)Calcium: 121mg (12%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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Totally on board with peach season.

Dozer eating peach slice

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