Peach & Spinach Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

 


Back before the days of Pinterest, I clipped this tasty little recipe for a peach and spinach salad out of a magazine. The name of the magazine didn’t make the cut unfortunately but it was a hit with our family and I love to make it each Summer when peaches are in season.

No ripe peaches on hand? no worries, this tastes delicious anytime of the year with canned peaches! I’ve altered the original recipe a little to better suit our liking and this is the one I’m sharing below. With those juicy peaches and crunchy  nuts, this is such a lovely fresh tasting salad and you will love the maple balsamic dressing!

peach and spinach salad

 

Peach and Spinach Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

 

Peach & Spinach Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Peach & Spinach Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 2 peaches, peeled and sliced (or one large can of peaches, cubed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

Measure pecans into a small skillet and place over medium heat. Toast, stirring almost constantly, until nuts darken, but don’t let them burn.

Remove from heat and cool

In a large bowl, combine the spinach and peaches

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup.

Drizzle over spinach salad, toss, the sprinkle in the toasted pecans.

I like to make this recipe to go with something on the grill like steak or pork chops, if you are doing the same, go ahead and toast the nuts right on the bbq in a tinfoil plate. Keep a close eye on them, though it doesn’t take long to burn nuts.

 

peach and spinach salad

Have a Peachy Summer! 

 

Love salads? This Taco Salad recipe is another summer favourite of ours and this Sweet Chili Vinaigrette is really unique!

 

peach spinach salad

Comments

  1. Very cool sounding dressing! I think apple in place of the peach would also go well with the maple

  2. Found you through the Tasty Tuesday hop. We love our spinach salads with strawberries, blueberries, Okanagan peaches, and basically any fruit. Yum!

  3. I can’t have nuts here but the rest of my family can and I love maple. Sounds delicious and nutritious. I wonder if I could add a substitution.

  4. My eight year old daughter is making us salads for lunch and we are using your dressing recipe! Can’t wait!

  5. We have a ton of peaches in season right now and next time I stop at the farmers market I am going to have to get some more to try this! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by on the Tasty Tuesday Hop.

  6. Yum this looks refreshing. Summer is hitting us hard here in the Midwest so cool refreshing light meals are a must.

  7. Oooh, nice! I love making spinach (and mixed greens) salads with fruit too, though I’ve never tried it with peach! I often do strawberries with spinach and apple with greens, and adding some cheese can be nice too. (Goat cheese goes well in the spinach and blue cheese or cheddar in the mixed greens.)

    Now I’m hungry for a salad!!

  8. What a great summer dish!

  9. YUM! My mouth is watering as I read this! I will definitely be making this sometime this week. We’re big salad fans in this house and we have lots of maple syrup from our farm!

  10. AMAZING!!! I’ve been looking for a change in my salad options. I never would have thought of peaches and spinach! Peaches isn’t something I readily have in my cabinets, so I’ll be sure to add this to my grocery list! Thanks! 🙂

  11. The dressing sounds heavenly. I must try this salad. Thanks so much for sharing1

  12. This looks delicious! I’m going to try it out!

  13. Peaches and spinach?! Yum! The maple dressing might be a bit sweet for me. The addition of pecans adds a lovely crunch and flavour!

  14. Anne Taylor says

    This looks like such a fresh and tasty salad! yumm

  15. I love the look of this salad. I’m going to wait until peaches are in season and then I’m going to make it.

  16. What an amazing looking Salad

  17. Judy Cowan says

    Would be perfect right now while the fresh local peaches are out, going on my menu plan for this week!

  18. This was one tasty salad!!!

  19. This looks yummy – love the combination of ingredients.

  20. I have made this and added diced apple/mandarin oranges when peaches were not good.

  21. kathy downey says

    This looks so delicious would make a wonderful side to any meal !

  22. This is one of my favorite salads.

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