This easy fruit-forward salad features sweet-juicy stone fruit, crunchy nuts, a salty-fatty cheese, a tangy dressing, and lots of freshly cracked pepper. YUM! Try this recipe first with peaches, goat cheese, and walnuts, and later try mixing and matching similar ingredients like nectarines, plums, and apricots with cashews, pecans or pistachios. For the cheese, stick to tangy cheeses like mild blue cheese or manchego.

There are so many different flavor combinations, you can really experiment with whatever fruit is in season. This is really such a delicious salad for any occasion.

Be sure not to skip out on the pepper at the end. It gives this peach, goat cheese and walnut salad heat and aroma that contrasts all of the other ingredients beautifully. 

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Peach, Goat Cheese, and Walnut Salad Recipe Tips:

+ Flaky sea salt like Maldon is our favorite in this recipe. It has a better texture and clean, bright taste that is ideal here.

+ Make sure you use freshly cracked black pepper to add as much flavor as possible to this dish.

+ A miniature whisk like this one makes it super easy to mix and drizzle the dressing over this salad.

easy fruit and nut salad recipe

Peppery Peach, Goat Cheese, and Walnut Salad

This easy peach, goat cheese, and walnut salad is full of fresh, complex flavor and couldn't be easier to make. That's a win in our book!

Ingredients
 

Yield: 2 servings
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Dressing

  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Salad

  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • 4 peaches
  • sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar and salt. Set aside.
  • Roast the walnuts in a pan until they get golden brown.
  • Crumble the goat cheese with your hands.
  • Pit and slice the peaches or nectarines into half moons of about ⅛ inch thick.
  • Plate the peaches, cheese and walnuts. Drizzle the dressing. Sprinkle sea salt and crack a lot of pepper on top. Enjoy.
Calories: 521kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 778mg, Potassium: 449mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 1420IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 2mg
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