Simple Peach Feta Salad
This quick + simple, 25-minute peach feta salad recipe is made with cherry tomatoes, shallots, fresh basil, and mint. The flavours are a perfect marriage of sweet, juicy, salty, and acidic – every bite tastes just like summer!
One look at this beautiful peach and feta salad and you just *know* it’s going to taste like summer in a bowl! Sweet, juicy, and seasonal peaches and tomatoes pair SO well with salty feta, refreshing herbs, and the crunch and kick of shallots.
It’s perfect for wowing your guests at your next al fresco dinner party, or enjoying with your family on a summer evening. If desired, I’ve included some seasonal protein pairings to serve with this peach salad recipe as well.
Want more summer salad recipes? Check out my roundup of 35+ easy, healthy summer salad recipes for inspiration! If you enjoy this recipe, you may love my Grilled Nectarine Salad With Burrata or this Cantaloupe Melon Salad With Cucumber & Feta!
About the ingredients & possible swaps
- Peaches: Please use fresh, ripe, juicy peaches for this recipe. If your peaches aren’t ripe enough, they won’t provide enough flavour and sweetness. I went for yellow peaches, but you are welcome to use white ones. Feel free to also swap for nectarines – both will work amazingly. TIP: be sure to purchase peaches well enough in advance of making this recipe so that they have time to ripen!!
- Cherry tomatoes: I used local, vine-ripened cherry tomatoes for this recipe as they have so much flavour and sweetness. If needed, you could also make this salad with grape tomatoes or sliced heirloom tomatoes.
- Feta: Feta cheese provides such a tangy, salty contrast to the sweet peaches and tomatoes. If you are dairy-free/vegan, feel free to use a dairy-free feta alternative.
- Basil: I used fresh basil, rather than dried.
- Mint: As with basil, these green herbs provide a lovely freshness (and colour) to this salad recipe.
- Shallots: Sliced shallots provide a good kick and crunch to this recipe. While I have not tried them together, you could likely swap the shallot with a red onion (although I do find onions to have a stronger flavour).
- Olive oil: Use a high quality extra virgin olive oil as part of the salad dressing.
- Lemon: Fresh lemon juice is also included in the salad dressing. It provides a lovely brightness and acidity.
- Red wine vinegar: Also used in the salad dressing. I love red wine vinegar for it’s tang (so good with tomatoes!!), but you are welcome to swap with white wine vinegar if that’s what you have on hand.
- Garlic powder: I love how garlic powder smoothly dissolves into a salad dressing (and how much quicker it is to use!) However, you are welcome to use minced garlic cloves if preferred.
- Honey: A tough of honey balances out the flavours of the salad dressing, making it less acidic.
Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!
Nutrition benefits of peaches
One medium-sized peach provides over 2 grams of dietary fibre, 16% of your daily vitamin C needs, and 10% of your daily vitamin A.
This stone fruit is also a source of other micronutrients like:
- vitamin E
- vitamin K
Peaches also contain antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, to help protect from free radical damage.
What to serve with this peach feta salad
This peach salad recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or dinner party (preferably outside ;))! I suggest pairing it with a delicious, summery protein. Below are some options that I think would go perfectly:
More salads with summer fruits
- Grilled Nectarine & Burrata Salad
- Cantaloupe Salad With Cucumber & Feta
- Spinach Blueberry Salad With Balsamic
- Strawberry Walnut Salad With Goat Cheese
- Grilled Watermelon Salad With Balsamic
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Get the Recipe: Peach Feta Salad With Tomatoes (25-Minutes)
- 3 large peaches, pits removed + cut into 6-8 wedges per fruit (or nectarines – make sure they're ripe!)
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- Half a small shallot, peeled + sliced thinly
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Approx. 10 large leaves fresh basil, chopped
- Approx. 10 large leaves fresh mint, chopped
- Add all salad dressing ingredients to a small bowl OR a glass jar with a lid. Whisk or shake together until well-combined. Set aside.
- Add sliced peaches, cherry tomatoes, shallots, feta, basil, and mint to a large bowl.
- Pour dressing overtop of salad and toss ingredients until coated in the dressing. Season with salt + pepper, as desired.
- You may serve the salad immediately, or allow it to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
- While best enjoyed fresh, leftovers will keep for up to one day in the fridge.
- If you’d like to make this recipe in advance, you may prep the salad dressing and all the ingredients the day before. Store them in the fridge separately, until ready to serve.
- As mentioned, this recipe also tastes great chilled if you want to prep it about 30 minutes before serving!
- You may use ripe nectarines instead of peaches – both will be delicious
- You may use white wine vinegar in place of red wine vinegar
- You may use freshly minced garlic cloves in place of garlic powder. I’d aim for about 2 large cloves.
- If you are dairy-free/vegan, feel free to use a dairy-free feta alternative
- While I have not tried them together, you could likely swap the shallot with a red onion (although I do find onions to have a stronger flavour)!
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.