Summer Salad with Peach Balsamic Vinegar

Summer salad with nectarines, pomegranate flavored pistachios nut mix, bacon, hard mozzarella cheese, and summer peach balsamic vinegar dressing.

Summer Salads

One of my favorite gifts from my in-laws back in the day, was alot of the most delicious balsamic vinegars and olive oils from Con’ Olio! We made a ton of really great salads when I was into eating alot of kale salads!

And lately, I’ve been on the hunt for some really good vinegars again, because all we feel like eating right now are salads. Not necessarily kale, just salads.

And these are some really fun balsamic vinegars because they go so well with fruit in the salad. Summer appetites, you know? Like two to three times a week.

And supporting local businesses. So we’ve been ordering a ton of stuff from Con’ Olio. I might be starting to have my favorites, and this one is one of them.

Sahale pomegranate flavored pistachios nut mix and Con’ Olio summer peach balsamic vinegar, and  nectarines

We don’t have to add sugar or salt or anything but olive oil. The flavors of the vinegars are perfect. I just make the salad and splash a little oil and then the fancy vinegar and we have a great salad. Especially because the fruit is so ripe right now, making it perfect for salads and fruit crumbles, too.

And the vinegar is awesome!

Summer salad with nectarines, pomegranate flavored pistachios nut mix

This Peach Balsamic Summer Salad

So this salad was so easy. I told you that nectarines are insanely good this season. So we used a little lettuce and rainbow carrots, a little hard goat cheese, a few glazed pistachios and nuts and candied fruit from Sahale, Persian cucumbers, and a little bacon.

Then we tossed it in a Summer Peach Balsamic Vinegar/Olive Oil dressing – and it was so good!!!

Summer salad with nectarines, pomegranate flavored pistachios nut mix, and summer peach balsamic vinegar.

Summer Salad with Peach Balsamic Vinegar

Fresh fruit, nuts, dried fruit, hard goat cheese, and bacon create a lovely summer salad made with peak season stone fruit and peach balsamic vinegar.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic vinegar, seasonal fruit, seasonal salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Deana Larkin Evans


  • lettuce
  • 2 Persian cucumbers
  • 1 rainbow carrot
  • 2 packages Sahale pomegranate flavored pistachio mix
  • hard goat cheese or buffalo cheese
  • 1 nectarine (or peach or apricots)
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked
  • olive oil
  • peach balsamic vinegar


  1. Wash all of your fruits and vegetables.

  2. Cut up the desired amount of lettuce and place in two large salad bowls. Cut up the rest of the fruit and vegetables and add to the lettuce divided between bowls. Cut up the goat cheese and add to the salads. Sprinkle with the candied nuts and dried fruit.

  3. Dress the salad with the olive oil and peach balsamic vinegar.

  4. Crumble bacon and add on top. Enjoy.

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Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten-free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010, then cut dairy and casein (except for the occasional Parmesan) in 2014. We learned A2 casein (goat, sheep and buffalo milk) is easier to digest than the predominate A1 form in cow milk. So we brought back goat milk dairy into our recipes in 2016. Thank goodness, right! So I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm learning about the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with healthy recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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