Peach Week: Savory Peach Salad

J – A sweet fruit salad can be so boring.

Of course, not from a can. A fresh fruit salad can, after a few bites, take on an ordinary sameness. Sweet, fruity and, well, boring. But, not this baby!

This salad marries a delicious, not-too-sweet fruitiness with savory feta, onion and fresh basil that wake things right up.

It all began with a bunch of black grapes. I’m always buying different stuff at the Sunday Farmer’s Market. Usually, it gets used … usually.

How can we use these grapes? They’re really tasty. This time Christina was off and running.

Her new friend is white balsamic vinegar. It gives savory a nice freshness.

Peach Week: Savory Peach Salad
Recipe type: Mains
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 6 cups
  • 2 peaches, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup seedless black grapes
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, different colors if possible, cut into halves
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • ½ shallot, minced
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  1. In a mixing bowl, place balsamic vinegar, shallots, mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Whisk.
  2. Drizzle in oil while whisking until emulsified. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add peaches, grapes, basil, tomatoes, feta, and red onions. Mix well.
  4. Add a few tablespoons at a time of the dressing to taste. Add salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve.
  6. Enjoy!


Peaches, black grapes, multi-color cherry tomatoes and feta. Add basil, shallot, red onion, homemade Dijon mustard, grapeseed oil and white balsamic. Best served immediately after tossing.

This salad was super addicting … big bowls full.