Green Salad with Peaches, Feta & Mint Vinaigrette


This healthy side salad recipe follows one of the essential formulas for great salads: tossing bitter greens with sweet fruit, crunchy toasted nuts and salty cheese. Melons are a good alternative to the stone fruit later in the summer, or try dried apricots during the winter months.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


Mint Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  • 12 cups bitter greens, such as arugula, mizuna and/or watercress, tough ends trimmed

  • ½ cup packed slivered mint

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 6 ripe peaches or nectarines, sliced

  • cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted

  • ¾ cup crumbled feta or goat cheese (about 3 ounces)


  1. To prepare vinaigrette: Combine chopped mint and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let steep for about 10 minutes. Strain into a large bowl, pressing on the leaves to extract all the liquid. (You should have about 3 tablespoons liquid after straining.) Add oil, vinegar, honey and 1/2 teaspoon salt; whisk until well combined.

  2. To prepare salad: Add greens and slivered mint to the bowl with the vinaigrette and sprinkle with salt. Add peaches (or nectarines) and almonds; gently toss to combine. Serve the salad topped with feta (or goat cheese).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
19g Fat
22g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 7g 13%
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Vitamin A 3848IU 77%
Vitamin C 32mg 35%
Folate 150mcg 37%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 64mg 15%
Potassium 732mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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